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.
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
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.
The Brooking National Collection at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale