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        • A Copy & Paste Decade
          Typology in the Work of OMA

        Abstract
        According to Matteo Kuijpers, a reversal in
        the work of OMA took place in 1989. In the
        first decade of Koolhaas’s design practice,
        he copied projects of the avant-garde of
        the early twentieth century. These designs
        were taken from their original context and
        used as montage pieces in a new design.
        Projects like the Sea Trade Center Zeebrugge,
        the Très Grande Bibliothèque in
        Paris and the Zentrum für Kunst und
        Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe announced
        the advent of a period of typological innovation:
        no longer were examples from
        recent history copied, but the new designs
        themselves would set an example. The
        copy/paste decade was over.
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        Citation
        Kuijpers, M. (2015). A Copy & Paste Decade. Typology in the Work of OMA. OMA. The First Decade, OASE, (94), 21–25. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/94/ACopyPasteDecade
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