"Copying is both fundamental and dangerous
to architecture" - Sam Jacob of FAT


FAT director Sam Jacob explains why he believes that "copying is both fundamental to how architecture develops and something that threatens its foundational belief in originality," in this movie we filmed at the Venice Architecture Biennale, where the firm has created an installation called The Museum of Copying.

See our earlier story here for more information about the project, and see all our coverage of the biennale here.

Dezeen Live

Sam Jacob will be speaking on Wednesday 19 September at Dezeen Live, our series of live daily shows featuring talks with designers and critics during the 100% Design trade fair at Earls Court, west London.

  • plagiarist

    This guy writing this? Has he seen any of his designs ever?!

  • capra

    See Rafael Moneo’s article about typology; this guy here is just selling hot air.