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Yes is More

An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution

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Yes is More by Bjarke Ingels
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Yes is more is the title of an exhibition and a book presenting B.I.G. in solo format for the first time in Denmark at the Danish architecture centre. Unlike a classic architectural monograph, this book is more of a popular cultural manifesto, which is also literally the first actual documentation of B.I.G.'s trailblazing practice. As the book demonstrates, this is a practice where method, processes, instruments and the approach to the concept of architecture is precisely as wild, unfettered and result-producing as the world it is part of and greets with an unqualified Yes. Bjarke Ingels attracts highly talented co-workers, but also gifted and ambitious clients from all over the world. He does so because his own talent is above all to swiftly create intelligent synergies out of indomitable "movements", wild energies and unforeseen dynamics and transform them into hitherto unseen, surprising, functional, valuable and beautiful solutions to the specific and complex challenges in each task. The results of B.I.G.'s practice has already won awards from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the prize for "The World's Best Housing Project", "Best Building in the Nordic Countries" as well as many other international kudos. The project and the title Yes is more is a double-edged wordplay on the dogma in modern architecture that "less is more". Less is only more as far as dimensions go - the ability to encompass as many dimensions as possible (more) with as few expenses as possible (less). As a design parameter for an aesthetic retro minimalism this only amounts to idiosyncratic architectural idiocy.

Author Biography

Bjarke Ingels is a "yes man." He rises to the challenge of just about any demand, be it reasonable or otherwise, with an unqualified "Yes." This fuels his ambition to absorb all the political interests surrounding a project and to turn them into backbending forms that disarm the opposition.
Release date Australia
November 1st, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
Germany
Illustrations
Illustrations (some col.)
Imprint
Taschen GmbH
Pages
400
Dimensions
163x250x27
ISBN-13
9783836520102
Product ID
3669451

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