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Archinect : News : REX Reuse in Istanbul: Vakko Fashion Center ShowCased
"Construction has just finished on the REX-designed Vakko Fashion Center & Power Media Center in Istanbul, Turkey. This project is particularly interesting in it's creative reuse of existing structure and plans from unrealized projects in both Turkey and the USA. REX utilized the remaining structure from the unfinished Istanbul hotel on-site, and reused the plans from REX's design for the California Institute of Technology’s Annenberg Center in Pasadena. As a result, construction on Vakko started only 4 days after REX received the commission!"

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istanbul  architecture  rex  turkey  princeramus  reuse  rapid  caltech 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Joshua Prince-Ramus: Building a theater that remakes itself | Video on
"Joshua Prince-Ramus believes that if architects re-engineer their design process, the results can be spectacular. Speaking at TEDxSMU, Dallas, he walks us through his fantastic re-creation of the local Wyly Theater as a giant "theatrical machine" that reconfigures itself at the touch of a button."
architecture  theater  dallas  princeramus 
february 2010 by robertogreco
REX architecture / joshua prince-ramus interview [also see section on advice to the young]
"would like to have more money to play w/, but if there are big constraints, you're obliged to come to very creative solutions...never seen a constraint that we didn't like. office's ethos is about not designing objects, but designing have the confidence that with enough people, enough intelligence & enough energy, the process will lead to a conclusion that far exceeds anything you could have sketched initially or individually. we call this the 'lost art of productively losing control.’ ... I have a rule with my daughter. she's just turning four, but from the day she was born, I've always tried to make her understand there's no concept of 'away.’ you can't throw it ‘away.’ you can't flush it ‘away.’ it may not be here any longer, but it's there, somewhere, impacting the world. what troubles me most - as an architect - is that I'm a participant in the problem...we don't exercise the option of 'no.’...the fact that we can do less bad, doesn't mean we're doing good"
princeramus  architecture  interviews  sustainability  parenting  process  problemsolving  remkoolhaas  oma  rex  architects  design  tcsnmy  glvo 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Living in an Urban World: how do designers and architects collaborate?: Cross-cultural Design: Professional Resources: AIGA
"According to Ramus, studying this process was an important reason to collaborate with Bruce Mau. He says that Rem Koolhaas’ practice is distinguished by its desire for collaboration. They seek out collaborators to work with at the earliest stages of designing—Mau is now a regular, along with 2 by 4 Design. According to Ramus, Mau is a deeply trusted collaborator, able to share and elucidate Koolhaas’ vision. Cheung also testifies that Bruce Mau’s design practice is defined by the etymological meaning of “studio”: studio as a place of study. Together, the design team closely studied the issues of information retrieval in the 21st century, and posed the question this way: what are the physical domains, the spatial scales that assert themselves in between your initial quest for information, and the final retrieval, in the form of a specific number in the Dewey decimal system?"
via:cityofsound  remkoolhaas  brucemau  design  wayfinding  collaboration  seattle  libraries  multidisciplinary  signage  princeramus  architecture  howwework  process  information 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Core77 - Asking the beautiful question: design and engineering
"As anyone who has ever tinkered with an old BMW engine or looked out on to the wing of a jet can attest, pure response to engineering requirements can sometimes deliver just as much pleasure as a more intentionally aesthetic design process."
design  engineering  architecture  princeramus  tiborkalman  peterrice  karriejacobs  hyper-rationality  creativity  process  howwework 
november 2007 by robertogreco
icon | 050 | august
50 manifestoes: maeda, koolhaas, acconci, wamders, mau, sagmeister, thackara, hadid, prince-ramus, mayne, FAT, antonelli, manaugh, holl, chalayan, rogers
design  manifestos  architecture  remkoolhaas  oma  amo  princeramus  vitoacconci  thommayne  jonmaeda  thackara  zahahadid  stevenholl  johnmaeda 
august 2007 by robertogreco
The Koolhaas Kids Come of Age
"Joshua Prince-Ramus explains why disciples of Rem Koolhaas are moving beyond the iconic Dutch architect's ideas, with a more collaborative style"
architecture  thinking  organizations  collaborative  problemsolving  remkoolhaas  oma  princeramus 
february 2006 by robertogreco

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