Elements of Structure specializes in the fragments of the wealthy and complicated architectural university. Window, façade, balcony, hall, fireside, stair, escalator, elevator: the ebook seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of establishing element. The result’s no unmarried historical past, however moderately the internet of origins, contaminations, similarities, and variations in architectural evolution, together with the affect of technological advances, climatic version, political calculation, financial contexts, regulatory necessities, and new virtual possibilities. It’s a information that may be lengthy past due―in Koolhaas’s personal phrases, “By no means used to be a ebook extra related―at a second the place Structure as we realize it is converting past popularity.”

Derived, up to date, and multiplied from Koolhaas’s exhaustive and far-lauded exhibition on the 2014 Venice Structure Biennale, that is an crucial toolkit to working out the basics that contain construction world wide. Designed through Irma Growth and in line with analysis from the Harvard Graduate Faculty of Layout, the 2,six hundred-web page monograph comprises essays from Rem Koolhaas, Stephan Trueby, Manfredo di Robilant, and Jeffrey Inaba; interviews with Werner Sobek and Tony Fadell (of Nest); and an unique picture essay through Wolfgang Tillmans.

In addition to comprehensively up to date texts and new photographs, this model is designed and produced to visually (and bodily) include the mammoth scope of its subject material: Customized break up-backbone binding: our printer changed their commercial binding device to permit for the versatile, 8-centimeter thick spine

Contains a brand new introductory bankruptcy with forewords, desk of contents, and an index, positioned in the midst of the ebook (the place it certainly opens as a result of its distinctive backbone)

Printed on 50g Opakal paper, taking into consideration definitely the right stage of opacity had to understand Growth’s palimpsest-like design

Translucent overlays and private annotations through Koolhaas and Growth are woven in every bankruptcy to create another, quicker direction in the course of the book

Printed on the at first supposed one hundred% dimension for complete readability