SHENZHEN OPERA HOUSE RELEASED
March 23, 2021
We are pleased to present REX’s design for the Shenzhen Opera House (SOH) competition. Our entry was developed in two versions. In the semi-final round, SOH 1.0 contrasts today’s prevailing archetype for performing arts centers—the “blanket of iconography”—by stacking its program into a tower. In the competition’s final round, SOH 2.0 addresses the jury’s comments by maximizing use of the site, and splitting the former tower into two iconic buildings to soften the design. While not awarded the project, we believe the designs and the ideas behind them represent some of our best work. We will be posting images from both proposals over the coming weeks.
Link to the full project narrative: SOH 1.0.
KOMISCHE OPER BERLIN EXPANSION FEATURED ON ARCHITIZER
February 12, 2021
JOSHUA RAMUS FEATURED IN DESIGN:ED PODCAST
January 25, 2021
Thank you to Architectural Record for featuring Joshua Ramus on the most recent episode of the DESIGN:ED podcast.
Click here to listen to the episode.
BROWN PAC TOPPING OFF
December 11, 2020
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November 18, 2020
JOSHUA RAMUS DISCUSSES HIS APPROACH TO ARCHITECTURE IN EUNOIA PODCAST
November 6, 2020
Joshua Ramus spoke with Carolyn Hadlock for her podcast Eunoia: Beautiful Thinkers. They discussed REX’s core ethos, reevaluating architectural conventions, and arriving at an aesthetic through solving architectural constraints.
Click here to read and listen to the interview.
ELIZABETH QUAY 5 & 6 PROJECT APPROVED
October 30, 2020
Our Elizabeth Quay 5 & 6 (EQ 5 & 6) project—which has been in the works for the past four years—was granted approval on Monday by the City of Perth to advance through to construction. The two-tower development includes offices, a hotel, luxury residences, retail, and food & beverage. In the taller tower, an amenities zone is inserted 63-meters-high between the office and hotel/residential blocks in a dynamic cantilever that exposes the activities inside and offers views of the beautiful Swan River and its bridges. Elevating the public amenities eliminates the need for the traditional plinth of commercial developments, liberating the street-level to become an urban pedestrian public space—the Galleria—fully activated with retail, restaurants, and café terraces along this popular waterfront promenade.
Working alongside our collaborators at HASSELL, we look forward to delivering EQ 5 & 6 as a landmark destination for the City of Light.
Click here to learn more.
KOPMISCHE OPER BERLIN EXPANSION COMPETITION
October 27, 2020
Check out REX’s proposal for the Komische Oper Berlin’s limited competition, which was announced this morning. REX was one of 16 finalists shortlisted from 63 international entries. Our design for this Expansion aspires to create a contextual massing that is a respectful and individual partner to the existing opera building, while defining a new urban node befitting the significance of the institution.
Learn more about the project here.
CDMX MASH-UP COMPETITION
October 20, 2020
We are thrilled to share our latest addition to the REX website: CDMX Mash-Up skyscraper in Mexico City. The design is a manifestation of REX’s commitment to architectural agency as well as a polemical statement.
COMMERCIAL TOWER IN BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA, SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL
September 24, 2020
The design for 205 North Quay, a 39-story office tower in Brisbane, Australia, has been submitted for the Brisbane City Council’s (BCC) approval.
Learn more about the project and stay tuned for more images soon!
REX FEATURED IN DEPARTURES
September 9, 2020
Joshua Ramus and REX are featured in Departures’ latest issue. The article, penned by Ted Loos, discusses REX’s design approach and highlights some of our ongoing projects.
Read more in the article here.
THE PERELMAN CENTER REACHES FINAL HEIGHT
August 27, 2020
NECKLACE RESIDENCE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
June 9, 2020
Site prep for the Necklace Residence’s construction on Long Island Sound in NY is complete!
THE PERELMAN CENTER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
June 4, 2020
The Perelman Center’s Play Level belt trusses begin to rise!
BROWN PAC CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
May 28, 2020
Construction is progressing on our Brown University Performing Arts Center. The concrete foundation is nearing completion for the 94,500 sf building which will provide radical spatial, acoustic, and technical flexibility—transforming amongst Orchestra, Experimental Media, Recital, End Stage, and Flat Floor configurations.
March 27, 2020
SCULPTURE INSTALLED IN 2050 M STREET LOBBY
March 20, 2020
The Tara Donovan is installed in 2050 M Street’s entry!
BROWN PAC FACADE MOCK-UP COMPLETED
February 12, 2020
Façade mock-up of the Brown University Performing Arts Center, fabricated by REX/Front’s design assist collaborator, Roschmann.
JOSHUA RAMUS TO RECEIVE THE 2020 STREB ACTION MAVERICK AWARD
January 8, 2020
REX is excited to announce that Brooklyn-based movement and performance innovator STREB has chosen Joshua Ramus as its Action Maverick Award Winner for 2020. Joshua will accept the award in May at STREB’s annual benefit to support its mission of exploring and discovering new movement territories.
To read the full announcement and see past recipients click here.
2050 M STREET FEATURED IN ARCHITECTURAL RECORD
September 18, 2019
Architectural Record has recently published a piece about REX’s 2050 M Street project in Washington D.C. Read more about the design and construction of the building in the article here. The project will open in January of 2020.
Read the full project narrative for 2050 M Street here.
JOSHUA RAMUS TALKS ABOUT NECKLACE RESIDENCE WITH US MODERNIST RADIO
July 18, 2019
Joshua Ramus recorded a podcast with George Smart of US Modernist Radio at REX’s office in Dumbo. They discussed Joshua’s early life, studies in philosophy, and the progress on REX’s Necklace Residence in Long Island. The project was recently approved for construction by local officials and site mobilization commenced this month. Listen to the interview here.
Read the full project narrative for Necklace Residence here.
RONALD O. PERELMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER WINS ARCHITIZER A+ AWARD
July 15, 2019
We are excited to announce that the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center has won the Unbuilt Cultural category for the 2019 Architizer A+ Awards. The Perelman is currently under construction and will soon rise above grade at its culturally significant site in Lower Manhattan. The building is expected to open in 2021.
The Brown University Performing Arts Center and the Necklace Residence were also finalists in their respective categories.
Read the full project narrative for The Perelman here
BROWN UNIVERSITY PAC FEATURED BY ARCHINECT
June 19, 2019
Archinect has just published a feature about REX’s Brown University Performing Arts Center. The article examines the automated and manual flexibility of the PAC and its Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model, among other elements of REX’s design.
Read the full project narrative here
Listen to REX principal Joshua Ramus have a conversation with Carl Giegold of Threshold Acoustics and David Rosenburg of Theatre Projects about the design of the new Brown University Performing Arts Center on the latest episode of the Archinect Sessions podcast. The talk was recorded at Heard City in New York.
Read the full narrative for Brown University Performing Arts Center here.
FIRST LOOK AT THE NECKLACE RESIDENCE
September 14, 2018
Here’s a look at the final design of the Necklace Residence. Stay tuned for further project updates and a construction start date!
Read the full narrative here.
FIVE MANHATTAN WEST WINS TOP PRIZE
August 28, 2018
REXciting news! Five Manhattan West is the winner of the 2018 Global Architecture & Design Awards in the Commercial (built) category.
In addition, both the Necklace Residence and 2050 M Street won second place in the housing up to 5 floors category and the office building category respectively.
For the full list of awards, click here
IIᴑᴑ COMPETITION DESIGN
August 8, 2018
We are pleased to present our competition design for IIᴑᴑ, a 441,000 sf premium office tower at the nexus of 6th Avenue, 42nd Street, Bryant Park, and Grace Plaza.
Read the full narrative here.
STUDIO VISIT TO SEATTLE CENTRAL LIBRARY
August 3, 2018
In July, REX traveled from our studio in DUMBO all the way to Seattle to visit the Seattle Central Library, one of Joshua’s first buildings.
DEZEEN AWARDS SELECTS FIVE MANHATTAN WEST FOR LONGLIST
Five Manhattan West has made the inaugural Dezeen Awards longlist! Selected from over 3,500 submissions, the project is one of 28 entries longlisted in the Rebirth category.
You can see the entire Dezeen Awards 2018 Architecture longlist at this link.
2050 M STREET PHASE 2 BEGINS
July 18, 2018
Phase 1 of 2050 M Street is complete and CBS “Face the Nation” is now operational, which means construction of Phase 2 (shown above) can now begin. Phase 2 constitutes 90% of the entire building. For more construction images, stay connected with REX on Facebook and Instagram.
CONSTRUCTION FENCE IS UP
June 15, 2018
Construction fence is up at the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center site.
WE ARE SEEKING INTERNS
June 13, 2018
REX is seeking talented, creative, professional, and enthusiastic interns to join us for a duration of up to 12 months.
This is a full time paid internship opportunity. Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a professional architecture degree program at an accredited university.
Deadline to apply is 06/18. Start date is immediate.
WE ARE HIRING
May 1, 2018
REX is seeking its first Studio Manager
PERELMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER MODEL EXHIBITED AT ESPACIO CDMX
April 30, 2018
REX’s model of the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center is included in the exhibition Ten Creators of the XXI Century: City- Architecture- Design, which opened in conjunction with the Mexico Design Week International Forum in March.
The exhibition ends May 15, 2018.
Image Credit: Adriana Garcia Benitez
March 1, 2018
Joshua will deliver a keynote lecture at Mexico City’s first International Design Forum on March 5th. Full program and list of speakers is available on the Design Week Mexico website here.
GLOBAL CULTURE, CIVIC COMPETITION, SOCIAL IMPACT
December 3, 2017
Joshua will participate in the “Global Culture, Civic Competition, Social Impact: Building for the Arts in the 21st Century” panel discussion along with Arthur Cohen, Adrian Ellis, Victoria Newhouse, and Annabelle Selldorf.
ALYSEN HILLER FIORE PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR
We are pleased to announce that Alysen Hiller Fiore has been promoted to Director of the firm. Since joining REX five years ago, Aly has consistently contributed her design talent, business savvy, and team leadership skills to some of the firm’s key projects. In her new role, Aly will help guide the trajectory of the studio and the firm’s long-term vision, and continue leading projects such as The Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, for which she has served as a project leader for the past three years. Aly previously performed as a project leader for the Necklace Residence, Five Manhattan West, the McDonald’s Future Restaurant Platform, and the Wakefield School Performing Arts Center.
FIVE MANHATTAN WEST NEARS COMPLETION
The long-awaited transformation of Brookfield’s one million sf Five Manhattan West (5MW) is almost complete. The new cascading glass facade and renovated lobbies have been revealed this past month, while new retail and the promenade connecting 5MW to the future Manhattan West public arts and events plaza continue construction.
To accommodate an expanding number of cultural, institutional, and commercial projects worldwide—including the new performing arts center at Brown University and a mixed-use skyscraper in Perth, Australia—we are seeking exceptional Architects with 5+ and 8+ years of experience, to join our dynamic and highly-focused team. Individuals will work within a team of talented and motivated colleagues to explore innovative design solutions and challenge preconceptions, while working closely with leadership in our fast-paced and extremely collaborative environment. We look forward to meeting you!
For a detailed job description and how to apply: ARCHITECTS 5+ and 8+
REX WINS BROWN UNIVERSITY’S NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
May 30, 2017
We are happy to announce that Brown University has chosen REX as the architect for their future Performing Arts Center. The building is intended to provide state-of-the-art flexible spaces for music, theater, and dance. Performances will range from a concert featuring the Brown University Orchestra and Chorus to an intimate, immersive play with a single actor. The Performing Arts Center will be the anchor of Brown University’s new Cultural Arts District.
REX has been named one of the World’s Top 10 Innovative Companies in Architecture by Fast Company!
Without progressive and trusting clients and creative project partners, architecture would stagnate. Thank you all for all your valuable contributions, and to FC for this honor.
Read more about this here.
We are thrilled to announce that The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World trade Center has been honored with a 2017 P/A Award.
“The factors that make architecture progressive can be hard to pin down, but that was the challenge facing the 2017 P/A Awards jury—just as it has been for the 63 juries that have come before. This year’s 12 winners represent design that pushes the envelope, novel methods of representation, and an exploration of humble building types that can make peoples’ lives better. If that isn’t progressive, then what is?” says Architect magazine.
More about the award on Architect
On Saturday November 12, Joshua will present The Perelman Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s symposium, In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day. The panel session, starting at 4:30PM, is entitled “New York Under Construction: On the Horizon,” and will be moderated by Julian Rose.
The Met’s daylong symposium presents a global view of contemporary architecture, with discussions led by architects, curators, theorists, photographers, and filmmakers.
We are pleased to present our design for this new museum adjacent to the Mies van der Rohe-designed Neue Nationalgalerie in the heart of Berlin’s Kulturforum. The 318,000 sf building consolidates the Nationalgalerie’s holdings of 20ᵗʰ century art, the Marx, Pietzsch, and Marzona Collections, and works from the Museum of Prints & Drawings and the Art Library’s museum collection.
Read the full narrative here.
We are thrilled to present our design for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (The Perelman Center). Started two years ago with an international competition and through many evolutions since winning, our concept for this performing art house on one of the most important sites in New York City expresses the Center’s mission and ambitions with a pioneering multi-form and multi-procession ‘Mystery Box.’
Full project: www.rex-ny.com/the-perelman-wtc
The Perelman Center: www.theperelman.org
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August 19, 2016
We’re always thrilled to have new REXers with us for the summer! This month was a special one – high school intern Mya (left) joined us from The Children’s Aid Society to learn what it takes to be an architect. Thanks to Harvard Graduate School of Design intern Claire (right) for the lessons! They both worked on the model for our soon-to-be-announced PAC @ World Trade Center project.
We accept applications year-round for graduate school interns! Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 26, 2016
We’re excited to be nominated as a 2016 Architectural Digest Readers’ Choice Innovator!
Click here to cast your vote for REX!
June 30, 2016
Ronald O. Perelman announced yesterday that he will donate $75 million to the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (PACWTC). Mr. Perelman has shown enthusiastic support of our design for the PAC and is demonstrating once more his continued support of the performing arts in New York with this generous gift. We are deeply grateful.
From an interview with Michael Cooper of The New York Times: “I would hope it is the first venue of choice for the Bruce Springsteens and the Bon Jovis and the Yo-Yo Mas and the Lang Langs, and at the same time it’s a place where we could have produced a “Hamilton” project or where we could produce a new ballet,” he [Ronald Perelman] said. He added that he was excited by the technological possibilities of the plans, which call for adding cutting-edge streaming capabilities that will allow the center to capture and disseminate performances in a much more immersive, sophisticated way than is done at most theaters.”
We are excited to be selected in the design competition for the Museum of the 20th Century in Berlin. Set next to the Neue Nationalgalerie designed by Mies van der Rohe, the new building will display “internationally significant art collections”.
View the list of competitors in this article by The Architect’s Newspaper. Image courtesy SPK: Claudia Fritzsche.
Fast Company, June 2016
Fast Company interviewed Joshua Prince-Ramus on the innovative glass curtain wall of 2050 M Street, a premium office building that will host CBS News Washington Bureau, amongst other tenants. “The curtain wall is composed of subtly curved windows that make the structure appear to melt into the downtown DC cityscape. Cleverly, it also adds floor space.”
Read the full interview here.
In September 2015 we were honored to announce that Joshua-Prince Ramus had won the Marcus Prize, bestowed upon architects “on a trajectory to greatness.” In celebration of this achievement, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning will display REX’s work until May 6, 2016. Projects such as the Seattle Central Library, Vakko Fashion Center, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Necklace Residence and Five Manhattan West will be presented alongside details of REX’s philosophy and approach to design.
Our office keeps growing and we are now seeking a Marketing Coordinator to join our dynamic and highly-focused team and work directly with the firm’s principal.
The right candidate must have experience with marketing in an architecture or design firm, as well as a go-getting and confident attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ambition to grow as our business expands. We look forward to meeting you!
For a detailed job description and how to apply:
REX MARKETING COORDINATOR JOB DESCRIPTION
June 2016 Update: Position has been filled.
We are delighted to announce that Project R6 (Yongsan Tower) has been honored with a Progressive Architecture Award. The jury was in agreement that each of the five winners “pushed the boundaries of convention with a high degree of embedded material intelligence.”
Now in its 63rd year, the Progressive Architecture Awards honor projects that are forward-looking and define “progressive” for a given moment in the culture of architecture.
Click here for Architect Magazine‘s article on the 2016 Progressive Architecture Award winners.
We are very proud to announce that our very own Raul Rodriguez has earned his Doctorate from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura. While developing his thesis these past two years, Raul has been instrumental in the design and development of our Necklace House project
Click here for a translated abstract of his thesis “Pathways towards ‘Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture’, in the architectural culture of the post W.W.II era in the USA.”
Our office keeps growing and we are now seeking an Operations Manager to join our dynamic and highly-focused team and work directly with the firm’s principal.
The right candidate will have office management and financial experience in professional services, as well as a go-getting and confident attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, interest in architecture, and the ambition to grow into a leadership position as our business expands. We look forward to meeting you!
For a detailed job description and how to apply:
REX Operations Manager Job Description
We are looking for junior architects, senior architects and project architects to join our highly motivated and collaborative team. Please review the link below for job descriptions and application process.
November 19, 2015
On this of all days, REX is deeply saddened by the passing of John Zuccotti. As Chairman of the PACWTC Board and Co-Chairman of Brookfield Properties, Mr. Zuccotti has shown our firm tremendous faith and support for many years, for which we will remain forever grateful. He was a vocal friend of our city with a rich legacy in our streets, our minds, and our hearts. We joins thousands of others in presenting our heartfelt condolences to his family, PACWTC, Brookfield Properties, and all whose lives his brilliance touched.
We are thrilled to announce that REX has won the invitational to design PACWTC, an approximately 80,000 sf building that will serve as a major new addition to New York’s cultural landscape, producing and premiering works of theater, dance, music, musical theater, opera, and film, as well as productions that cross multiple disciplines.
“Throughout the architectural selection process, REX presented us with an inspired vision. Joshua [Prince-Ramus] totally blew us away with his innovative ideas about how to present cutting-edge culture, but also about how to make the PAC relate to everyone who comes to the WTC site – workers, residents, and visitors. The team we have assembled – REX, Davis Brody Bond, Charcoalblue, and DBI – are all leaders in their fields, and we know that we are in good hands. New York City will soon have a brilliant cultural facility in the heart of Downtown Manhattan.” Maggie Boepple, PACWTC President and Director.
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Rachel Judlowe, Kubany Judlowe
Rachel@KubanyJudlowe.com / 212-951-1895
On lucky Friday, November 13th, Joshua will give a lecture on ‘Rhetoric and Resistance’ as keynote to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s (ACSA) national conference and the Universidad de Puerto Rico Escuela de Arquitectura’s 50th Anniversary celebration, which is hosting both concurrently.
A fantastic article by the Commercial Observer tells the story of how REX’s Winter Garden “floating platform” design led to Brookfield Property Partners’ selecting our firm to reimagine the concrete, pyramid-shaped 450 West 33rd Street, now called Five Manhattan West. “We thought of Joshua, because we really needed out-of-the-box thinking for it—someone who didn’t color in the lines.”—Sabrina Kanner, an executive vice president at Brookfield. Here is to open-minded clients!
Read the article here
We are honored and humbled to announce that Joshua Prince-Ramus has been awarded the Marcus Prize, which recognizes architects ‘with a commitment to design excellence, innovation, and a willingness to meet new challenges.’ The Prize is supported by the Marcus Corporation Foundation and administered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
The jury noted REX’s “exuberant yet carefully-considered designs possess a broader cultural significance.” Blair Kamin, jury member and Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, added: “They symbolize and help drive the millennial generation’s rediscovery of the city. We eagerly anticipate Joshua’s interaction with, and influence on, the design and real estate communities of Milwaukee and the upper Midwest.”
We are very grateful to the Marcus Corporation as well as the University and the jury—Blair Kamin; Tom Fisher, former Dean and Director of the Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minnesota; Philip Hamp, FAIA, Principal, Vinci/Hamp Architects; and Robert Greenstreet, Dean, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning—for their support and faith in our practice.
Elliot Jane Fiore, brand new baby girl of Alysen Hiller and her husband Jeffery Fiore, was born September 11, 2015.
As new mom Aly said, she is “putting a little joy back in the somber day.” Although Aly will be away from us for a few months, we could not be happier for her and her beautiful family. Welcome to this wonderful and crazy world Elliot!
REX is designing an office building for Tishman Speyer in Washington DC’s Golden Triangle business district—2050 M Street—that will house CBS’s Face the Nation, among other tenants. Replacing an existing structure, the new 37,100 m² (400,000 sf) building will be constructed in two phases to enable uninterrupted broadcasting of the TV show. 2050 M Street is intended to set a new standard for trophy office space in the nation’s capital.
The latest issue of dearq-Journal of Architecture, published by Colombia’s Universidad de los Andes, includes our Vakko Fashion Center in its “Le Corbusier’s Collaborators” issue.
From the jury of the 2015 AIA NY Award who bestowed Vakko Fashion Center with an Honor Award in Architecture: “This rare project could be a case study that introduces a new approach to a curtain wall, and where design is embedded into every aspect.”
We thank you sincerely for this honor.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered.”
LET THE RECLADDING BEGIN
Construction for the transformation of Brookfield’s Five Manhattan West—450 W. 33rd—has begun with the East façade. The 1,500,000 sf building near New York’s Highline will have a drastically new façade and new lobbies by the end of 2016.
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS WILL DELIVER MCHAP LECTURE AT IIT
Joshua Prince-Ramus, Partner in Charge of the MCHAP Finalist Seattle Central Library, will deliver the MCHAP Lecture at IIT on Wednesday April 1st at 6.30 p.m. in S. R. Crown Hall as part of the Spring 2015 Dean’s Lecture Series.
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS TO DELIVER LECTURE AT RICE UNIVERSITY
Joshua Prince-Ramus, Cullinan Visiting Professor at RICE, will deliver a lecture on “Agency” on March 23rd, at 5.30pm in the Farish Gallery, RICE University, Texas.
Win for VAKKO AT 2015 AIANY Design Awards
REX is pleased to announce that the Vakko Fashion Center has been awarded a 2015 Architecture Honor Award from AIANY!
NEW ANIMATION FOR NECKLACE RESIDENCE
DEMOLITION STARTING ON FIVE MANHATTAN WEST
Tishman has begun interior demolition of the 1,500,000 sf building everyone in town loves to hate. The façade’s precast panels are expected to come down at the end of January and RE X’s brand new envelope will start erection in the Spring. The total project, which includes lobbies renovations, will be completed in 2018.
CALGARY NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY
REX is pleased to present our finalist “malleable strategy” for the Calgary New Central Library. Six typological clusters, a central learning commons, and a plinth drawn from the library’s organizational DNA provide tailored adaptability and serendipitous wayfinding, and free the librarians to become curators. With an open and public central core, the library takes on the urban and intellectual role of Public Lighthouse, emphasized further in its sitting at a nexus of the city’s major pathways.
REX IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR DESIGN FOR THE CALVIN KLEIN VOYEUR HOUSE
Calvin Klein celebrated the growth of its presence in Asia with a Calvin Klein Live event in Singapore. For the party, REX created a temporary house in a hangar on the abandoned Kallang Airport. The house was occupied by thirty models wearing the brand’s four collections (CK Collection, Platinum, Jeans, and Underwear), each in its own distinct room.
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS TO LECTURE AT HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Joshua Prince-Ramus will lecture at the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities Inaugural Challenge Conference on Friday November 7th, 10:15 am (panel session at 11:45) at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
The Challenge Conference convenes visionaries from diverse disciplines to articulate the global environmental challenge of climate change and new strategies for sustainable building and city planning.
REX WINS AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE AWARD FOR 2014
REX is pleased to announce that Yongsan International Business District “Project R6” has received the The American Architecture Award for 2014 from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
DOUBLE WIN FOR MHQ AT 2014 AZ AWARDS
REX is pleased to announce a double win for its Media Headquarters Buildings in both the Jury AND the People’s Choice 2014 AZ Awards. Thank you for all the votes!
REX SHORTLISTED FOR U.S. OLYMPIC MUSEUM
Colorado Springs, Colorado
We are excited to announce that REX is one of five offices shortlisted for The U.S. Olympic Museum! Situated on 2.5 acres in beautiful Colorado Springs, the 60,000 sf museum aims to embody the values and spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Selection of the winning office is anticipated in summer 2014.
WYLY THEATRE & SEATTLE CENTRAL LIBRARY NOMINATED FOR THE INAUGURAL MIES CROWN HALL AMERICAS PRIZE
REX is honored to announce that both The Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre and the Seattle Central Library have been nominated for the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). The Americas’ correlate to the biannual “Mies Prize” in Europe, the first MCHAP will honor the best architectural work in the Americas completed from 2000 to 2013. In the future, the award will honor the best architectural work completed in the preceding two years.
“[The Americas Prize] will honor those projects that consider how we might elevate the quality of our built environments by extending our interests beyond the proverbial four walls. It will endorse those who acknowledge the interdisciplinary nature of our new ventures. Above all, it will recognize those who have invested their work with the mystery and power of human imagination. The objective is to reward the daring contemplation of the intersection of the new metropolis and human ecology.”
The winner of the prize is to be selected in July. More information about the event can be seen here.
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS AT SEATTLE CENTRAL LIBRARY
May 15, 2014
Joshua Prince-Ramus to give the keynote address for the Seattle Central Library’s 10th Anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15th in the Central Library’s Microsoft Auditorium.
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
New York, New York
April 24, 2014
Joshua will be giving the keynote address at this years Facades + Performance Conference in New York City. More information about the event can be seen here.
MEDIA HEADQUARTERS BUILDINGS
REX is pleased to release our Media Headquarters Buildings design. The 240,200 m² (2,600,000 sf) design for sister media companies features offices, studios, and common facilities (agora, amphitheater, auditorium, café, canteen, employee lounge, executive lounge, fine dining, gallery, health club, majlis, and theater).
Both sides of each tower incorporate 14.5 m (47.5 ft) diameter, retractable sunshades to shield the headquarters from the unrelenting Middle Eastern sun. The geometry and overlap of the sunshades reference a traditional Arab Mashrabiya pattern, meeting the media companies’ shared desire for infusing the buildings with local iconography.
The project has been nominated for an AZ People’s Choice Award in the Unbuilt Competitions category! Click here to vote (you must register first).
Click here to see the complete project narrative.
CALVIN KLEIN CONCEPT HOUSE SINGAPORE
April 10, 2014
REX is honored to announce that together with Calvin Klein we have designed and constructed a special architectural installation, situated inside an abandoned hangar at the former Kallang Airport in Singapore—a Concept House for Calvin Klein. The House will be the centerpiece of an event held this Friday, 11 April 2014 celebrating Calvin Klein’s rapid growth in the region. The structure—which “mingles the modernist sophistication befitting a Calvin Klein home with a little architectural disobedience and a touch of voyeurism”—will feature thirty models sporting the various collections and pieces from the home collection on display. Each label will have its own distinct space in the house.
For a full press release, please click here.
FIVE MANHATTAN WEST
450 West 33rd Street
New York, New York
February 10, 2014
The time has come! Brookfield Office Properties and REX are proud to unveil our $200 million design for re-cladding and renovating 450 West 33rd Street, to be known as ‘Five Manhattan West.’
For more information, please see here.
REX WINS MERCEDES-BENZ CAMPUS EXTENSION AND FUTURE CENTER
January 31, 2014
REX is pleased to announce that we have won the international competition to expand the Mercedes-Benz World in Stuttgart Germany, including design of the new Mercedes-Benz Future Center—a showcase of the brand’s near and far future visions. The invited competition—launched in the summer of 2012—initially included 8 firms from around the world. In early 2013, the 18-member jury invited 3 firms to revise and optimize their proposals, an effort concluding with REX’s selection on 31 January 2014. The Mercedes-Benz World, opened on May 19, 2006, currently consists of the Mercedes-Benz Museum (displaying the brand’s past) and the Mercedes-Benz Center (displaying the brand’s present). With the inclusion of REX’s design for the Mercedes-Benz Future Center and other campus facilities, the Mercedes-Benz World will form a global epicenter for experiencing the past, present, and future of the brand, the automobile, and mobility in general.
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JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS & THE REM SCHOOLHAAS FEATURED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS TO LECTURE AT UNC CHARLOTTE
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNC Charlotte College of Arts & Architecture welcomes Joshua Prince-Ramus to present REX’s recent work on April 3, 2014. More information on the event can be found here.
REX UNVEILS EQUATOR TOWER
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
REX is pleased to unveil Equator Tower. The 80-story, 173,000 m² (1,860,000 sf) tower is comprised of offices and related amenities, including auditoria, bar, banquet halls, cafeterias, executive clubs, gift shop, meeting rooms, prayer halls, restaurants, retail, and sky terraces, and is wrapped in an external, retractable sun shade. Click here to see the complete project narrative.
REX SHORTLISTED FOR RENOVATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL LIBRARY
REX has been shortlisted for the renovation and expansion of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. This landmark building is Mies van der Rohe’s only library project and serves as the central library for the DC Public Library system.
REX SHORTLISTED FOR NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY OF CALGARY
Calgary, AB, Canada
REX is honored to announce that we have been shortlisted for the New Central Library of Calgary, Alberta. This 286,000-sf landmark building will be a gateway to the new East Village development in Calgary, and will serve as a multi-faceted family destination and gathering place for the city.
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS LECTURES IN TASMANIA
Hobart and Launceston, Tasmania
The Tasmania chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has invited Joshua Prince-Ramus to present REX’s work at two lectures. Joshua will speak in Hobart on July 18 and in Launceston on July 19. More information on the event can be found here.
REX FEATURED IN LEGO ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
REX has been included in Architecture Studio, a new product from LEGO, designed to explore architectural concept through their iconic building blocks. LEGO enthusiasts can learn REX’s design methodology for projects such as Museum Plaza, the Wyly Theatre, and the Yongsan International Business District ‘R6’ tower.
REX SHORTLISTED FOR ACADEMY OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND PERFORMING ARTS
REX, with Australian-based TERROIR, is one of 4 teams shortlisted for the Academy of Creative Industries and Performing Arts (ACIPA) for the University of Tasmania in Hobart.
REX RECEIVES SECOND PRIZE IN THE LOW2NO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION SPONSORED BY SITRA, THE FINNISH INNOVATION FUND
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS HEADLINING CELEBRATE ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL
Baton Rouge, LA
Joshua Prince-Ramus will headline the Celebrate Architecture festival presented by AIA Louisiana, with a lecture at the Manship Theatre at The Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge on April 5, 2013. More information on the event can be found here.
JOSHUA-PRINCE RAMUS DELIVERING KEYNOTE AT PREMIERE NORTHWEST 2013
Joshua Prince-Ramus will deliver the keynote lecture, Critical Naiveté, at the Seattle Design Center on Wednesday, May 08, as part of the Premiere Northwest 2013 festival.
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AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER RELEASES NEW DEE AND CHARLES WYLY THEATRE TIME LAPSE VIDEO
REX UNVEILS RESIDENTIAL TOWER IN SEOUL’S YONGSAN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS LECTURES ON SLOW ARCHITECTURE
NSAD, San Diego
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DEE AND CHARLES WYLY THEATRE RECEIVES THE UNITED STATES INSTITUTE FOR THEATRE TECHNOLOGY 2012 ARCHITECTURE AWARD
YONGSAN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
REX joins other international architects in kicking off South Korea’s largest urban development project in history.
VAKKO FASHION CENTER IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S COOLEST OFFICES IN Inc.
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS TO LECTURE ON PRODUCTIVELY LOSING CONTROL
MIT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE + PLANNING
September 29, 2011
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS TO GIVE KEYNOTE LECTURE AT Y1/CITIVISION
September 16, 2011
REX SHORTLISTED FOR SHENZHEN TOWER COMPETITION
REX has prequalified for the Two Towers-CBD and Minsheng Financial Towers-Competition, with JET Architecture Inc. and Yarui Architecture Design Co., Ltd.
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS AND REX FEATURED IN DETAILS: THE MAKERS
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS NAMED ONE OF THE FIVE GREATEST ARCHITECTS UNDER 50 BY THE HUFFINGTON POST
June 30, 2011
VAKKO FASHION CENTER WINS WALLPAPER* DESIGN AWARD 2011 FOR BEST WORKSPACE
January 13, 2011
VAKKO FASHION CENTER MOST REQUESTED FEATURE ON ARCHINECT
December 31, 2010
VAKKO FASHION CENTER MAKES COVER OF ARCHITECTURAL RECORD
REX’S PROPOSAL FOR THE NEW VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM AT DUNDEE IS RELEASED
Click here to vote for REX’s proposal on the competition website, or go see the exhibition at the Abertay University Library in Dundee Scotland and vote in person
REX COMPLETES CONCEPT DESIGN FOR SONGDO LANDMARK CITY BLOCK A4
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS VISITS BANGKOK TO LECTURE AT SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS TALKS SUSTAINABILITY ON CNN.COM
New York, New York
GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES NEW FINANCING PLAN FOR MUSEUM PLAZA
Image Credit: Tyler Bissmeyer
VAKKO FASHION CENTER AND POWER MEDIA CENTER OPENS
JOSHUA PRINCE-RAMUS SPEAKS AT TEDxSMU
Image Courtesy of TEDxSMU
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DEE AND CHARLES WYLY THEATRE IS FINALIST FOR ARCHDAILY BUILDING OF THE YEAR
REX’S WINNING ENTRY TO THE KORTRIJK LIBRARY COMPETITION IS SHOWCASED IN THE DAY OF ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION
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REX WINS KORTRIJK CENTRAL LIBRARY COMPETITION
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MUSEUM PLAZA MOVES CLOSER TO REALIZATION
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER DEE AND CHARLES WYLY THEATRE MAKES COVER OF ENR
REX RECEIVES SECOND PRIZE IN THE EDVARD MUNCH MUSEUM COMPETITION
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