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KANAL . Chengdu . Brussels

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Design is typically about addition. Something is needed; design translates the need into a new shape.

Elimination is underestimated as a design strategy.

We propose to make elimination the essence of our Brussels / Citroen project. Continue reading OMA

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Genesis Gangnam. Seoul

© June Young Lim

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Car shops, formerly the prime sales venue for cars, are no longer the exclusive setting in which cars are branded and presented to customers. Multichannel points of sales enable customers to choose between brands and models before entering the car shop; as a result, 90% of the customers who visit a car store have already chosen a model in advance. Under the pressure of the increased fragmentation of sales and in response to changing consumer habits, the automotive retail store has increasingly turned into a space for marketing and visual branding. This is reflected in the design of the retail space: the ubiquitous vitrine typology has created a mish-mash of brands and product. Continue reading OMA

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Unicorn Island . Chengdu

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OMA’s design for Unicorn Island in Chengdu, China, has been selected as a winning entry in an international design competition. The ambitious design competition, initiated by the Chengdu Government, has the potential to become a symbol of China’s changing economy. Continue reading OMA

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BLOX . Copenhagen

© Rasmus Hjortshøj, COAST Studio

OMA . photos: © Rasmus Hjortshøj, COAST Studio

The BLOX project, home of the Danish Architecture Center (DAC), contains exhibition spaces, offices and co-working spaces, a café, a bookstore, a fitness centre, a restaurant, twenty-two apartments and an underground automated public carpark, but it is not the acrobatic mixing of uses that defines this project; its ultimate achievement is in ‘discovering’ its own site. Continue reading OMA