Parliament is the space where politics literally takes shape. Here, collective decisions take form in a specific setting where relationships between political actors are organized through architecture. The architecture of spaces of political congregation is not only an expression of a political culture, it also shapes this culture.

Since 2010, architecture office XML has researched the architecture of spaces of political congregation. The book PARLIAMENT explores the double-sided relationship between space and politics by documenting and comparing the plenary halls of the...

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