The Projects of OfficeUS: A Round Up of 15 Architecture Classics

The Projects of OfficeUS: A Round Up of 15 Architecture Classics

Responding to Rem Koolhas’s theme of “Absorbing Modernity," OfficeUS, the US's National Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale, launched as an experimental architecture firm with a mission to revisit, rethink and re-evaluate one thousand American architectural projects from the last century. The Giardini Pavilion was transformed by New-York based firm Leong Leong into a multi-functioning and interdisciplinary office, run by the six “partners" who were hand-picked for the job. Assigned with the ongoing task of producing models, drawings, and engaging in workshops and lectures throughout the duration of the Biennale, the partners and their collaborators in Venice and around the world attempt "to construct an agenda for the future production of architecture."

Focused mainly on exported architecture, the projects vary from nuclear plants to US embassies, residential typologies and museums and are lined on the pavilion’s walls within research booklets, available for the use of the partners and the public.

Care to join in? Check out 15 of the projects investigated by OfficeUS, after the break…

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Alesia Museum / Bernard Tschumi Architects

© Christian Richters

Soreq Nuclear Research Center / Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson and Gideon Ziv, Soreq Nuclear Research Center, Israel, 1956-9 (from: Zvi Efrat, The Israeli Project: Building and Architecture 1948-1973)

Neue National Gallery in Berlin / Mies van der Rohe

Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie

© Wladyslaw via Wikimedia Commons

The City of Culture / Eisenman Architects

© Duccio Malagamba

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Frank Gehry

© Flickr User: RonG8888. Used under Creative Commons

 The Kreuzberg Tower / John Hejduk

© World-3

Vitra Design Museum and Factory / Frank Gehry

© Liao Yusheng

Infinity Tower / KPF

© Leonardo Finotti

Phare Tower / Morphosis Achitects

 Puerta de Europa / Philip Johnson & John Burgee

© Flickr user Strocchi. Used under Creative Commons

The Colonnade Condominiums / Paul Rudolph

© Cooney-Hughes

Tel Aviv Museum of Art / Preston Scott Cohen

Courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen

Linked Hybrid / Steven Holl Architects

© Iwan Baan

Jewish Museum, Berlin / Daniel Libeskind

© Mal Booth



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Cite: Gili Merin. "The Projects of OfficeUS: A Round Up of 15 Architecture Classics" 27 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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