Sunday, February 20, 2011

73. Work for Rem

If you have been following this blog for any period of time you may have noticed several reoccurring patterns in my posts. One of which is my not so subtle insistence on working for a famous architect as seen for example in post number 5, titled Work for a Famous Architect. If that didn't do it for you I reenforced it here and  here.

So when I saw this poster in Metropolis magazine a few weeks ago I thought it would be a good opportunity to do it again.

However, in this post I will let Metropolis editor Paul Makovsky do it for you in a well illustrated poster. But this time we get a little more specific. Working for any ol' famous architect is definitely going in the right direction but working for Rem is well...the next best thing to a guarantee.

This poster, by virtue of showing the staggering amount of star-riffic practices OMA has produced is impressive. Whats even more impressive is that the list was incomplete, since it is  missing a few including Space Group in Oslo, DnA in China and the appropriately named Rotterdam based STAR architects. Yes! they did name themselves star-architects.

CORRECTION: We received word that the office is actually called: STAR strategies + architecture or STAR for short. Still a very impressive name.

The other lesson in this poster that I have pointed to in this blog is that you should marry an architect, for example in post number 24  Marry an Architect. You will notice that a few of these startups are married couples or partners who have met while working at OMA.

So the big lesson of this post is?: Go get a job at OMA and when you are there find a nice girl or guy (depending on your sexual preference), get married and start a firm together. 
It's as simple as that.

This is the overview, [click on image to see larger]

key  [click on image to see larger]

First Generation  [click on image to see larger]

Second Generation  [click on image to see larger]


contemax said...

in the nytimes . . . let's make a proper list, in order of when they started, minimun 18 mos and ALL worked as architects (in addition to any time as

80s-early 90s

Mathias Sauerbach - Sauerbach Hutton, Berlin
Mike Guyer – Gigon Guyer, Zurich
Kees Christiaanse – KCAP, Rotterdam
Willem Jan Neutelings - Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Rotterdam
Winy Mass – MVRDV, Rotterdam
Alejandro Zaera Polo, Farshid Moussavi – FOA, London
Xaveer de Geyter, Brussels
Christophe Cornbert – push, LA
Sarah Whiting, Ron Witte – ww, Princeton
Jan Willem van Kuilenburg – monolab, Rotterdam
Julian Montfort, Paris
Gary Bates, Gro Bonesmo - space group, Oslo
Kamiel Kasse - nl architects, Rotterdam

Mid 90s

Aaron Tam – RAD, Hong Kong
Minsuk Cho - Mass Studies, Souel
Phillipp Oswalt – shrinking cities, Berlin
Winfried Hackenbroich – Hackenbroich Architekten, Berlin
Dan Wood, Amale Andros – work ac, NY
Galia Solomonoff - Galia Solomonoff Architecture, NY
Josh Ramus, Erez Ella – REX, NY
Jeanne Gang, Mark Schendel – Studio Gang, Chicago
Sarah Dunn, Martin Felson – Urban Lab, Chicago
Tina Manis – Tina Manis Architecture, NY
Fernando Romeo – LCM, LAR, Mexico City
Matthias Hollwich – xpekt, Berlin
Olivier Touraine - Touraine + Richmond, LA

Late 90s - 00s

Markus Schaefer - Hosoya Schaefer, Zurich
Matteo Poli, Isabel da Silva - 99ic, Milan
Olga Aleksakova, Tammo Rinz, Andreas Huhn – Buro Moscow, Moscow
Bjarke Ingels – BIG, Copenhagen
Julian de Smet – JDS, Copenhagen
Sze Tsung Leong – Coda, NY
Stefan Bendiks – artengineering, Rotterdam
Kate Orff – scape, NY
Kelly Ishida – notoscale, SF
Hilary Sample – mos, new haven
William Prince – park, NY
Paz Matin - fun dc, Rotterdam
Theo Deutinger – STAR, Rotterdam