The Origins of OMA/AMO
Interviews with Reinier de Graaf and Rem Koolhaas
In 1999, after years of intense work on a new headquarters and masterplan for Universal Studios, the project was cancelled. By then, the Rotterdam-based architectural practice Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) discovered a research entity in the mirror: AMO. In 2015, Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf spoke with Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini about the Universal project, challenges of creating an identity for an entire political system, and other formative experience for their two-faced practise.