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Architects that Transitioned into the World of Fashion Design

The term ‘Architect’ can be open to interpretation much like the reverence of an Artist. However, the universally recognized definition of the role is regarded as one who designs and plans buildings, a key member in terms of building construction. Architecture as a profession presents itself as a very diverse occupation. As an Art and Science in every sense, it offers insight into a vast range of subjects that can be applied to a range of different ventures.

Often Architecture students are offered with such a rigid path, constrained with these short-sighted ideas that an Architect must follow a particular direction to flourish in the field. When in fact it is interesting to note the vast opportunities that arise when given opportunity to diversify. Here are the Architects that have branched out and become successful fashion designers …

Tom Ford, Miami . Image Courtesy of Aranda LaschVersace mansion ‘Casa Casuarina’. Image © Domino ArtsTailleur Vampire by Mugler 1988. Image © Manfred Thierry MuglerBalmain flagship store on rue Saint-Honoré in Paris. Image © Diego de Pol+ 11

AMO Designs Sci-Fi Inspired Set for Prada Runway Show

© Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA
© Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA

Continuing its long-lasting collaboration with Prada, OMA’S research and design branch AMO created a cinematic scenography for the brand’s 2022 Fall Winter Menswear show. Yellow carpeting envelops the hall of Deposito at Fondazione Prada, reimagined as a theatrical setting with olive-green theatre chairs and stage lighting. In juxtaposition, sci-fi looking metal-clad tunnels bathed in neon lights emphasize “the uncanny relationship between the theatrical and technological atmospheres”.

© Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA© Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA© Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA© Agostino Osio, Courtesy of OMA+ 9

AMO Brings a Version of Countryside Exhibition At the United Nations Headquarters

OMA's research and publication branch AMO has taken over the fences of the United Nations Headquarters in New York for a public exhibition showcasing a follow-up of the 2020 Countryside, The Future project. Curated by Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal, director of AMO, Countryside at the United Nations, invites reflection and public discussion on the topics of agricultural innovation, ecological change and food production in anticipation of the UN Food Systems Summit taking place in September 2021.

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Rem Koolhaas Explores the Sensory Quality of Materials at the Prada FW21 Menswear Showspace

Responding to the challenge of designing a space for the launch of the Prada FW Menswear 2021 Collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, Rem Koolhaas and AMO have designed four connected geometric rooms that allow for the continuous circulation of the models showcasing their different garments. The general theme of the design centers sensory stimulation. Like the designs presented, the materials used and their distribution throughout the space speak of a more intimate connection with our surroundings, reminding us that fashion and architecture are more than just a functional container; they are an opportunity to actively excite and provoke our senses.

Germans Ermičs on the First Talk Show for Architects on Zoom Trentini Talk Show

Trentini Spaces and Design have created a new platform for design discussions, the first talk show for architects and designers on Zoom - Trentini Talk Show.
The first season of the show is hosted by Vēsma K. McQuillan, an architect and a professor from Kristiania University College in Oslo.

Every week, an internationally recognised professional in their field will be invited to discuss current topics in architecture and design. The first episode of the show will be Isolation: a Time For Reinvention, where together with Vēsma various topics will be discussed, namely the current situation in Oslo, the question of the

AMO Partners Up with Volkswagen to Research the Future of Rural Mobility

AMO, the think tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), co-founded by Rem Koolhaas and led by Samir Bantal, has announced a recent research collaboration with Volkswagen. Focused on rural areas and the countryside, the partnership will look into the future of rural mobility, through a first conceptual study on electric tractors.

Courtesy of VolkswagenCourtesy of VolkswagenCourtesy of Volkswagen© Image by Philipp Gladsome, Courtesy VW+ 17

AMO / Rem Koolhaas Presents "Countryside, The Future" at the Guggenheim

Opening in February 2020, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is showcasing an exhibition by Rem Koolhaas and AMO, the think tank of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). Entitled Countryside, The Future the exhibition seeks to investigate urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic transformations in the nonurban areas.

AMO Helps to Curate Virgil Abloh Exhibition for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is presenting an exhibition devoted to the work of the ultra-modern, genre-bending artist and designer Virgil Abloh. Titled “Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech” the immersive space has been curated by the Museum's Chief Curator Michael Darling, and Samir Bantal, a director at OMA’s research wing, focusing on the creative process and collaborative work of Abloh who is redefining fashion, art, and design.

© Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago© Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago© Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago© Nathan Keay, Courtesy of MCA Chicago+ 21

“We’re a Possibilities Company”: Keely Colcleugh on Communicating the Future of the Built Environment

Architecture is defined by stories. It’s through visualization and communication of ideas that we construct new environments. Trained as an architect, Keely Colcleugh is a designer with a range of experience across the fields of architecture, graphic design, film, and visualization. In 2009, she founded Kilograph with a desire to combine leading edge visualization techniques with animation, interactive design, graphics, and branding. Now Keely is the CEO of a growing creative agency with offices in Los Angeles and Spain.

In an exclusive interview with ArchDaily, Keely talks about her transition to communication design, her love for Los Angeles, and how the art of visualization continues to evolve.

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AMO’s First China Exhibition Design Revealed in Beijing

OMA's research and design practice AMO has opened True Me, the studio's first exhibition design in China. Built in the 798 Art Factory in Beijing, True Me explores modern selfie-culture and modes of self-representation through art and media. Organized by App developer Meitu and the Beijing Contemporary Arts Foundation, the exhibition features artworks by Hou Ying, Lu Yang, Maleonn, Xie Haiwei, Ye Funa, Chen Tianzhuo, teamLab, and Theodore Bradley. Celebrating the launch of Meitu’s new logo, the exhibition extends AMO’s interest in studying visual culture.

True Me. Image Courtesy of OMATrue Me. Image © Bian Jie, Courtesy of OMATrue Me. Image © Bian Jie, Courtesy of OMATrue Me. Image Courtesy of OMA+ 20

OMA / AMO Completes Flexible Permanent Exhibition Space for Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam

AMO, the research and think tank wing of OMA, has completed a flexible new exhibition space for the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Named Stedelijk BASE, the bespoke display system is constructed from “very thin yet solid” free-standing steel partitions that interlock like puzzle-pieces to create an open-ended flow for viewing art from the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Concept Collage. Image Courtesy of OMACollection Highlights. Image Courtesy of OMAInstallation views STEDELIJK BASE, Collectie Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij. ImageStedelijk BASE PlanStedelijk BASE model. Image Courtesy of OMA+ 21

Creative Mediators Reveal Concept for Manifesta 12 Palermo: The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence

The creative mediators of Manifesta 12 have revealed the concept for next year’s Manifesta 12 biennial in Palermo.

Entitled The Planetary Garden. Cultivating Coexistence, the concept will explore “coexistence in a world moved by invisible networks, transnational private interests, algorithmic intelligence and ever-increasing inequalities through the unique lens of Palermo – a crossroads of three continents in the heart of the Mediterranean.” 

The concept was derived from an earlier analysis conducted by OMA named the Palermo Atlas, which investigated the “social, cultural and geographical textures of the city.” The event will allow visitors to visualize contemporary global transformations through the lens of Palermo.