Renzo Piano’s architecture is made of both theory and practice, both philosophy and matter. The sketch is the perfect toll to gather all the aspects that concern a building, to tell about each step of its project.
Giant cylinders of cardboard, timber screens, translucent Japanese paper, springy lanterns and skylights create the puzzle of lights and cylindrical shapes that characterizes the Rabobank HQ.
“The exhibition is a selection of the most revealing, surprising, and unknown moments from a new book, Elements of Architecture, that reconstructs the global history of each element. It brings together ancient, past, current, and future versions of the elements in rooms that are each dedicated to a single element”
(Rem Koolhaas describing “Elements of Architecture”, Fundamentals, Biennale Venezia 2014)
Toyo Ito talks about his architectures’ relationship with people and the natural environment
Enlightened view on Hedonistic Sustainability challenging the misconception that one must give up a portion of their comfortable lifestyle in order to live in a sustainable way – Bjarke Ingels’ TEDx Talk