The daring Dutch architect’s life and career

If one were to describe Rem Koolhaas’ architectural aesthetic in a few words, “disruptive,” “angular” and “asymmetrical” might come to mind. Jagged and avant-­garde, his buildings stand out from amongst the symmetrical buildings that are common to any metropolitan skyline. For his habits of turning a blind eye to established conventions, Koolhaas is one of the most highly-regarded, provocative and influential architects of the 21st century.