Rem Koolhaas 


One of the most surprising developments of the last decade has been that Koolhaas—the Dutch master of the surreal and the subversive—has suddenly become an architect who actually seems to care about buildings, both old and new. This year saw the debut of his Fondazione Prada in Milan as well as the long-delayed Garage Museum in Moscow, both of them renovations of existing structures, and it’s precisely Koolhaas’s irreverent historical outlook that has made him the go-to architect for these and other projects from some of the world’s biggest cultural players.



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