Five Manhattan West / REX

09:00 - 6 December, 2017
Five Manhattan West / REX, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

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  • Architects

  • Location

    450 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Category

  • Client

    Brookfield Office Properties
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REX Designs Conjoined Media Towers with Retractable Facade for Middle East

01:00 - 16 April, 2014

Two sister Middle Eastern media companies have commissioned REX to design a conjoined headquarters that references traditional Arab iconography. The result, two ultra-thin, stone-clad towers that are shielded from the Middle East’s “unrelenting sun” by an array of retractable sunshades whose shape was inspired by the Arab Mashrabiya pattern.

Measuring nearly 15 meters in diameter, these sunshades can be quickly deployed, transforming the building’s glass facade into a “blossoming” shaded tower within minutes.

“The headquarters’ instantaneous transformation forges a new kind of powerful iconography, one that rejects the tired—and ephemeral—pursuit of being the tallest,” described REX.

REX Proposes Retractable Facade for 'Equator Tower' in Malaysia

01:00 - 13 January, 2014

REX has been selected as one of five finalists for a 173,000 square meter proposal located near the equator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dubbed as the "Equator Tower," the concept wraps a retractable, PTFE-coated, glass fiber-reinforced sun shade around a slender 80-story tower, blocking direct sun exposure from all four sides.

Necklace Residence / REX

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
Necklace Residence / REX, © Luxigon
© Luxigon

REX has just released their winning competition design for a unique residential competition: a private residence for three generations. The estate includes the parents’ home, four children’s homes, event space, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym, spa, library, study, home cinema, and performance space.

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre / REX + OMA

01:00 - 13 July, 2011
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre / REX + OMA

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  • Architects

    REX | OMA
  • Location

    Dallas, United States
  • Category

  • Executive Architect

    Kendall/Heaton Associates
  • Theatre Design

    Theatre Projects Consultants, Connecticut
  • Area

    7700.0 sqm
  • Project Year


Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center / REX

00:00 - 12 April, 2010
Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center / REX, © Iwan Baan
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Category

  • Architect

  • Key Personnel

    Erez Ella, Tomas Janka, Mathias Madaus, David Menicovich, Tsuyoshi Nakamoto, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Ishtiaq Rafiuddin, Tieliu Wu
  • Consultants

    ARTE, Autoban, Buro Statik, Cedetas, Dora, Eleksis, Front, Gurmen Muhendislik, Lamglass, Norm Tecnic, Say Yapi, STEP, Superpool, Cem Mimarlik
  • Program

    Headquarters for a Turkish fashion house—including offices, showrooms, conference rooms, auditorium, museum, and dining hall—as well as the television studios, radio production facilities, and screening rooms of its media sister-company
  • Area

    9100.0 m2
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