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The Brooking National Collection of Architectural Detail is the only major national resource of its kind in the UK. It charts the evolution of Britain’s constructional elements over the last 500 years.

Venice Biennale 2014: 
AD Interviews: 
Rem Koolhaas in conversation 
with Charles Brooking

The 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2014 had the Brooking National Collection’s display on the history of windows at the heart of it.

For more information on Venice see the dedicated set of pages, with galleries of pictures.

You can also take a look at a video “Windows into Venice” on the Collection's preparations for the event, an interview of Charles Brooking by Rem Koolhaas, and another in which Rem praises the contribution of The Collection to the Biennale.

Venice Biennale 2014: 
Rem Koolhaas On The 
Importance Of The Archive

The Brooking National Collection at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale