Elements of Architecture: Venice and After
Date: Monday 9 March 2015
Venue: Lecture Hall
Architecture is a strange mixture of persistence and flux, an amalgamation of elements that have been around for over 5,000 years and others that were (re)invented yesterday. The fact that elements change independently, according to different cycles and economies, and for different reasons, turns building into a collage of smoothness and bricolage – a complexity revealed in its full extent only by looking under a microscope at its constituent parts... the elements.
Rem Koolhaas is the founder of OMA/AMO and author of Delirious New York (1978) and S,M,L,XL (1995). He studied at the AA from 1968-72.
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For those without tickets: A live relay of the lecture will be available in the New Soft Room & Rear Second Presentation Space for those without tickets. The lecture will not be available online following the event so if you are unable to get a ticket it is still worth watching the relay.
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