Circo de Ideias presents the book «Koolhaas Tangram», a possible portrait of Rem Koolhaas through a set of essays on his work. Inspired by the seven shapes of the tangram, the ancient chinese puzzle, the project of this book suggests that the work of Rem Koolhaas should be interpreted as a dynamic and playful object. Resonating the impact of Casa da Música in Portuguese architectural culture, seven Portuguese architecture critics discuss and propose a critical reception of Koolhaas' particular polyhedric practice disseminated through architecture, urbanism, preservation, writing, curating, theory and media.

The Architectures of Rem Koolhaas
A personal recollection
by Pedro Gadanho

From Tabula Rasa Revisited to Cronocaos
by José Miguel Rodrigues

S,M,L,XL: An Atlas of Metropolitan Architecture
by Luís Santiago Baptista

Remment meets Reyner
Chronicle of a deliriousgeneric, fundamentalist mind
by Nuno Grande

OMA/Progress — the exhibition as a question mark, not as a statement
by Inês Moreira

Rem Koolhaas: Slave to the Rythm
by Jorge Figueira

Free of Koolhaas' shadow
The critics also fail
by Ana Vaz Milheiro

16.00 EUR / Circo de Ideias 2014 / editor: Pedro Baía / authors: Ana Vaz Milheiro, Inês Moreira, Jorge Figueira, José Miguel Rodrigues, Luís Santiago Baptista, Nuno Grande, Pedro Gadanho / 160x240 / 108p / EN / design: Ana Resende, Ana Palma Silva / isbn: 978-989-95995-8-1 

Project financed by Direcção-Geral das Artes . Secretaria de Estado da Cultura / Sponsors: Jofebar, PanoramAH / Institutional support by: Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Global Art Affairs Foundation, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Casa da Música, Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, Ordem dos Arquitectos – Secção Regional Norte, Embassy of the Netherlands in Lisbon, AICEP Portugal Global Nova Iorque