50 Architects You Should Know is a wonderful book by Isabel Kuhl, Kristina Lowis, and Sabine Thiel-Siling describing 50 different architects that have made their mark on the profession and art of architecture.

“As a thinker, author, and architect, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaus has had a great impact on contemporary architecture.”

Remment Lucas “Rem” Koolhaus is a Dutch architect born in Holland in November


Called a “prophet of a new modern architecture”, his books, Delirious in New York, a

Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan (1978) and S, M, L, XL (2005), have confronted

the uncontrollable growth of cities in the age of globalization.

Koolhaus began as a journalist and screenwriter before studying architecture at the

Architectural Association in London and Cornell University in New York. He worked on

very few projects in the beginning however with his concrete house in Bordeaux,

which has a workspace designed as a lift for use by a wheelchair user, he gained

international fame.

Koolhaus runs OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) in Rotterdam and a

think tank AMO. These organizations have offices in many large cities and will soon

be bringing unimaginable buildings to these areas.