Fair Enough: An Expo of Ideas

27.05.2014, 20:14
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The 14th International Architecture Exhibition directed by Rem Koolhaas and organized by la Biennale di Venezia will open to the public from June 7 through November 23. Rem Koolhaas chose for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition topic Fundamentals. Fundamentals will be a Biennale about architecture, not architects. It focuses on histories – on the inevitable elements of all architecture used by any architect, anywhere, anytime and on the evolution of national architectures in the last 100 years. In 1914, it made sense to talk about a “Chinese” architecture, a “Swiss” architecture, an “Indian” architecture. One hundred years later, under the influence of wars, diverse political regimes, different states of development, national and international architectural movements, individual talents, friendships and technological developments, architectures that were once specific and local have become interchangeable and global.