Friday 23 November 2018, 18:00 - 19:30
Books at MAXXI

Elements of Architecture. Rem Koolhaas e Irma Boom

MAXXI Auditorium – free entry up until the capability is reached | 10 seats reserved for the myMAXXI card holders writing at mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it and, on the occasion of Black Friday, 10% discount for the purchase of the book

An encounter with the famous architect and one of the most important book’s designer

Developed and expanded from the acclaimed Rem Koolhaas exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Elements of Architecture is a close study of the granular details of structure, construction and planning. Window, facade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, staircase, escalator and elevator: the book published by TASCHEN tries to delve into the micro-narrative of architecture and interior space. The result is not a single story, but a network of origins, influences and hybridizations in architectural evolution, including the significant impact of technological progress, climate change, the economic environment and regulatory requirements.
Designed by Irma Boom and based on the researchof the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the book contains essays from Rem Koolhaas, Stephan Trueby, Manfredo di Robilant, and Jeffrey Inaba, but also interviews with Werner Sobek and Tony Fadell (from Nest Labs) and an exclusive photographic essay by Wolfgang Tillmans.

Introduced by
Hou Hanru MAXXI Artistic Director

Speakers
Rem Koolhaas architect and urbanist
Irma Boom artist and designer

Starting from 7 p.m. the authors will meet the audience to sign the book copies in the Museum Hall.

In collaboration with the Embassy of Netherlands and OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture Studio