Tomas Koolhaas Releases Official ‘REM’ Trailer, Exclusive Interview with Kanye West

Los Angeles-based cinematographer Tomas Koolhaas is nearing completion of his highly anticipated , REM. The feature length documentary, which focuses on the work of Tomas’ famed father, Koolhaas, is the first architectural film to “comprehensively explore the human conditions in and around Koolhaas’ buildings from a ground level perspective.” Rather than lifeless still shots and long-winded, intellectual discourse, REM exposes the one thing that gives each building function and purpose: how it is used by people.

So far, REM has been funded entirely by grants. However, in order for Tomas to collect the necessary funds to complete post-production, he has turned to you by launching a Kickstarter campaign.

Watch REM’s official trailer above, which follows a parkour expert as he moves through the Casa De Musica in Porto, and follow us after the break for Tomas’ exclusive interview with Kanye West, who comments on his work with OMA at the 2012 Cannes film festival.

Casa do Pego / Pedro Ferreira Pinto

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Location: 7570-782 Comporta,
Contractor: Tetrapod
Area: 310.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Casa do Pego

Three Cusps Chalet / Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

© João Morgado

Architects: Tiago do Vale Arquitectos
Location: Sé,
Architect In Charge: Tiago do Vale
Area: 165 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographer: João Morgado

House in Lisbon / ARX PORTUGAL Arquitectos

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Architects: ARX PORTUGAL Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: José Mateus, Nuno Mateus
Design Team: Isabel Gorjão Henriques, Miguel Torres, Joana Pedro, Sofia Raposo, Rodrigo Gorjão Henriques, Paulo Rocha
Area: 436 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: FG + SG

Pink Street / Jose Adrião Arquitectos

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Architects: Jose Adrião Arquitectos
Location: Rua Nova do Carvalho, ,
Design Team: Carla Gonçalves, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
Project Manager Phase 01: João Albuquerque Matos
Project Manager Phase 02: Hugo Santos Silva
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG Fotografia de Arquitectura, Cortesia de José Adrião Artquitectos

AD Interviews: Francisco Aires Mateus

Aires Mateus - founded by brothers and partners, Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus – is an acclaimed contemporary practice that upholds the strong tradition of Portuguese architecture. We recently had the chance to one of the partners: Francisco Aires Mateus.

Francisco Aires Mateus has been a professor in Portugal and Norway. Currently, he teaches at the University of Lugano and has given lectures and seminars in Spain, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Japan, and many other countries.

Aires Mateus has been awarded with the FAD Award on several occasions, and has also been a finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Award.

Projects by Aires Mateus on ArchDaily:

Alcácer do Sal Residences 

Cabanas no Rio

Santo Tirso Call Center

Sines Center for the Arts

Casa na Areia

House in Leiria

House in Aroeira

Building in Lagoa das Furnas

Thanks to the FAD Universidad Finis Terrae for making this interview possible.

Ipam Environmental Graphic Design / P-06 Atelier


Designers: P-06 Atelier
Building Architects: Lousinha Arquitectos
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Nuno Gusmão (Creative Director), Mário Videira (Designer)
Area: 4200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: IADE

3 Houses in Meco / Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq


Architects: Nuno Simões + DNSJ.arq
Location: Meco,
Collaborator: Gonçalo Nicolau
Year: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG

VR Posto Comando / M2.SENOS

© Damião Santos

Architects: M2.SENOS
Location: Serra do Alvao,
Design Team: Ricardo Senos & Sofia Senos
Engineering: Nuno França
Contractor: Enersis Group
Year: 2011
Photographs: Damião Santos

Nautic Cleb of Aldeia do Mato / Cannatà & Fernandes

© Luís Ferreira Alves

Architects: Cannatà & Fernandes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Fátima Fernandes, Michele Cannatà
Collaborators: Marta Lemos, Isabella Fera, Miguel Meirinhos, Cristina Neves, Nuno Castro, Claúdia Amorim, Rui Serrano/Tagus
Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

PLAYscapes Competition Results Announced

© Winning Student Team, Lusiada University of Lisbon

“People tend to forget that play is serious.” – David Hockney

, an international design competition launched earlier this year asking people to “submit a plan or proposal to turn a neglected forgotten part of your city into a playscape,” has announced their winning entries. Set up by Building Trust International, the competition called for “professional and student architects and designers from cities around the world to propose ideas which encouraged public interaction and turned redundant city spaces into fun creative places.”

Find out more about the winning professional entry from the City of Cape Town, entitled Cape Town Gardens Skatepark, along with the winning student entry from the Lusiada University of Lisbon, entitled Bring a Pal and Have Fun, after the break…

House in Vila Boim / Intergaup

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Architects: Intergaup
Location: , Portugal
Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Vieira da Fonseca
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Intergaup

Mogadouro`S Bus Station / Cannatà & Fernandes

© Luís Ferreira Alves

Architects: Cannatà & Fernandes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Fátima Fernandes And Michele Cannatà
Design Team: André Lira, Bruno Marques, Filipe Afonso, João Moura, Marta Lemos, Miguel Meirinhos, Nuno Castro
Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

Cardal House / Cannatà & Fernandes

© Luís Ferreira Alves

Architects: Cannatà & Fernandes
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Fátima Fernandes E Michele Cannatà
Year: 2002
Photographs: Luís Ferreira Alves

House of the Arts / Future Architecture Thinking

© João Morgado

Architects: Future Architecture Thinking
Location: , Portugal
Design Team: Miguel Correia, Cláudia Campos, Sérgio Catita, Patrícia de Carvalho, Miguel Cabral, Margarida Magro, Sara Gonçalves, Telmo Maia, Gabriel Santos, Hilário Abril, José Pico, Sara Távora
Builder: TECNORÉM – Engenharia e Construções, S.A
Area: 2,360 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: João Morgado

Video: Esmeriz House / Cosimo Projectos

Esmeriz House was completed in 2011 by Cosimo Projectos (João Pestana and Luís Caldeira) in Vila Nova . Beautiful house filmed by ARCHMOV.

Filming: Ivo Tavares (ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio)
Post-Production: Luís Melo (ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio)
Translation: Pedro Carvalho (INCEPTION ARCHITECTS)

Parede 11 / Humberto Conde

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Architects: Humberto Conde
Location: , Portugal
Year: 2013
Photographs: FG + SG

Tree Snake Houses / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade

© Ricardo Oliveira Alves

Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade
Location: 5450 , Portugal
Collaborators: Madalena Rebelo de Andrade, Raquel Jorge, Pedro Baptista Dias
Area: 27.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ricardo Oliveira Alves