Agenda: 4 Ambitions / Rem Koolhaas

As the 2012 Jencks Award winner, Rem Koolhaas charts the evolution of his ideas and built projects in this provided by . He describes a double life split between practice and theory, two ventures reflected by his studios, OMA and AMO, the Office of Metropolitan Architecture and the Architecture Media Organization. Enjoy!

The lecture is chaired by Charles Jencks, designer, author and broadcaster.

via RIBA

Rem Koolhaas wins 2012 Jencks Award

OMA © Dominik Gigler

The Royal Institute of British Architects () has announced Rem Koolhaas as the recipient of the 2012 Jencks Award. Given annually to an individual (or practice) that has recently made a major contribution internationally to both the theory and practice of architecture, the award will be presented to Koolhaas on November 20th at the RIBA in London. The event will also feature a public lecture by Koolhaas, chaired by architectural theorist Charles Jencks.

The RIBA stated: “Through his research and experimentation as well as his built projects and literature, Rem Koolhaas consciously works to deepen and expand the intrinsic connection between architecture and contemporary culture.”

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Steven Holl wins 2010 Jencks Award

Courtesy Mark Heitoff

It has been a busy few months for Steven Holl Architects. Just hours ago, we shared his Daeyang Gallery which is in construction in Korea.  We’ve received tons of feedback after sharing pictures of his Horizontal Skyscraper in Shenzhen, China, not to mention his Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture, which is currently in progress. And, the firm has just recently been asked to design the New Queens Library at Hunters Point. So, it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that Holl was awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects as this year’s recipient of the 2010 !

Could this be the year for Holl?