video interview with architect ole scheeren
video interview with architect ole scheeren video interview with architect ole scheeren
sep 26, 2015

video interview with architect ole scheeren

video interview with architect ole scheeren
image courtesy of the pod sessions




ole scheeren is a german architect and the founder of buro OS, an international architecture firm that seeks to apply critical thinking to a process that extends beyond the boundaries of conventional architectural production. as director and partner of rem koolhaas’ dutch firm OMA, scheeren was responsible for the ‘CCTV building’ in beijing and ‘the interlace’, a vast neighborhood in singapore. current projects of buro OS include ‘the guardian art center’, currently under construction in beijing and ‘1500 west georgia’ — a distinctive residential tower in vancouver. in this interview conducted as part of the pod sessions series, scheeren discusses the merits of the contemporary workspace, and his various experiences from working and traveling around the world.



pod sessions: interview with architect ole scheeren
video courtesy of de vorm




the pod sessions are an initiative of the dutch furniture brand de vorm, where creatives share their thoughts on how their profession influences our workspace environment and its culture. the sessions are recorded in collaboration with what design can do, an annual design conference held in amsterdam.

ole scheeren reveals plans for a geometrically extruded skyscraper in vancouver
1500 west georgia in vancouver — see more of this project on designboom here
image © büro ole scheeren

ole scheeren unveils plans for the guardian art center in beijing
the guardian art center in beijing — see more of this project on designboom here
image © büro ole scheeren

the interlace by OMA / ole scheeren forms a vertical village in singapore
the interlace by OMA / ole scheeren — see more of this project on designboom here
image © iwan baan



ole scheeren was a speaker at the 2015 WHAT DESIGN CAN DO! conference — an international platform about the power of design, promoting design as a catalyst of change and renewal and a way of addressing the societal questions of our time. formed in 2011 by a group of designers from various fields, it aims at showcasing best practices and visions, raising discussions and facilitating collaboration between disciplines, raising awareness among the public for the potential of creativity. at the same time, WHAT DESIGN CAN DO! calls on designers to take responsibility and consider how their work can impact the wider society.

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