The architecture of KENK > The 'French' Window
"Without the balcony, the history of the world would have looked completely different," says Rem Koolhaas. Behind him hangs an image that depicts a chequerboard of dictators and despots, revolutionaries and royals, variously waving, declaiming and rabble-rousing from small decks that protrude from their palaces. "Without the balcony, these momentous global events would not have happened."
Rem Koolhaas, the curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014