Remment Lucas "Rem" Koolhaas is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Koolhaas studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Koolhaas is the founding partner of OMA, and of its research-oriented counterpart AMO based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2005, he co-founded Volume Magazine together with Mark Wigley and Ole Bouman. He is widely regarded as one of the most important architectural thinkers and urbanists of his generation.
In 2000, Rem Koolhaas won the Pritzker Prize and in 2008, Time put him in their top 100 of The World's Most Influential People.
In Porto, Rem Koolhaas designed the "Casa da Música", a project in which Viúva Lamego was a key partner. Revealing all his proficiency and genius in this metamorphosis, Casa da Música translates into a statement of style, an aesthetic convention, an iconic mark of the architect. The main feature of the project is the visual continuity that is established not only between the interior and exterior, but also among the reference spaces within the building.