Rem Koolhaas to Design Home

    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26:  (L-R) Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova attend a briefing to reveal the full details of a new home for the Garage Center in Moscow which is moving from its original home. Garage is the most important contemporary art gallery in Moscow. Rem Koolhaas is a world famous architect, who is spearheading the plans, and Dasha Zhukova is the Founder of Garage. They would like to be photographed with the models for the new gallery. Planned to do the photo before the press briefing begins, at 10.30am at ICA on April 26, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images for Garage)

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    And the definition of a vanity project is? Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas (CCTV Building, Seattle Central Library and Casa da Música) is taking on his first residential commission in 15 years for developer and art collector Robbie Antonio in the Philippines. The house, which is expected to cost $15 million (compared to the average annual Filippino income of $4,998, points out Vanity Fair), will house his extensive art collection consisting of the likes of Koons, Hirst and Bacon and reportedly resembles the Whitney. Concurrently, Antonio is commissioning $3 million worth of self-portraits from artists like David Salle and Marilyn Minter.

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