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The Distributed House . Harbor Island

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As the endless boom flourished and with the Hamptons as a test-bed, the American Home inflated to reach morbid proportions where any relationship with anything – nature, or even the suburb – became delusional. Continue reading OMA

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The Galleria . Gwanggyo

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OMA . photos: © Hong Sung Jun

The Galleria is Korea’s first and largest upscale department store franchise founded in the 1970s, and has remained at the forefront of the premium retail market in the country since then. The store in Gwanggyo—a new town just south of Seoul—is the sixth branch of Galleria. Located at the center of this young urban development surrounded by tall residential towers, the Galleria’s stone-like appearance makes it a natural point of gravity for public life in Gwanggyo. Continue reading OMA

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Wollert Neighbourhood Centre . Whittlesea

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Offering a well-tempered environment and accessible by automobiles, suburban shopping centers are places for services and entertainment—destinations for consumption rather than social cohesion. Located in Wollert in the City of Whittlesea, 25 km north of Melbourne’s CBD and with a growing number of homes, the Wollert Neighbourhood Centre is a shopping centre conceived as social infrastructure: a place for communal experience where retail and social interaction weigh equal. Continue reading OMA

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NMBS new headquarters . Brussels

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OMA / Reinier de Graaf . Jaspers-Eyers Architects . Assar Architects

OMA / Reinier de Graaf, together with Jaspers-Eyers Architects and Assar Architects, has won the competition for the design of the new headquarters of the National Railway Company of Belgium in Brussels. With a total area of 75,000 square meters, the project brings together all NMBS’ departments under the same roof, creating work space for 4,000 employees. Continue reading OMA