The catalogue presents the evolution of 30 projects from the Danish practice in a comic book format.
"The ambition of the catalogue is to capture the experience of the personal visit to the studio, the construction site or the building – and to transmit the energy of a face to face encounter," says Bjarke Ingels.
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Alternatively, the catalogue can be ordered from the Danish Architecture Centre bookstore. The exhibition continues until 31 May.
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YES IS MORE
BIG’s first solo exhibition at the Danish Architecture Center.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
With a play on Mies van der Rohe’s famous quote, “Less is More,” BIG lays out a positive approach urging optimism even in a time of crisis. The exhibition is conceived as a three dimensional comic book about architecture.
Told in a linear way, frame by frame, bubble by bubble, chapter by chapter the exhibition unfolds through a 130 meter cartoon strip titled “Yes is More”. The accompanying catalogue is likewise a manga-inspired archicomic that reveals through candor and humor the evolutionary storyline of 35 projects in BIG City.
Within this cartoon universe, the public is invited to embark on a journey of discovery of BIG's creative process, following their ideas from the drawing board to the finished building. Models of Danish and international projects form a complimentary part to the exhibition, lit up like a major city at night. The DAC exhibition is BIG's first solo exhibition on Denmark.
Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner of BIG
I am a cartoonist at heart that discovered that you can also create powerful visuals and tell interesting (funny) stories outside the image frame or the speech bubble. I like individual freedom combined with collective effort. And I love to express myself as well as creating the conditions for others to express themselves.
By staging the exhibition, 'YES IS MORE', the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) zooms in on one of Danish architecture's most successful and innovative architectural companies, BIG – BJARKE INGELS GROUP.
In the long, curving story board of slide-screens BIG tells the story of its courageous battle to shake the foundations of traditional architecture and a conservative building industry.
Through pop culture, with a distinctly Scandinavian green and human touch, and a lot of charming attitude, BIG hopes to transcend traditional architectural mores and appeal to a broadened public which includes everyone who interacts with buildings.
The exhibition runs from 21 February - 31 May 2009. Open seven days a week 10am – 5pm, Wednesday until 9pm (admission free 5pm – 9pm).
ABOUT THE PUBLICATION
The YES IS MORE catalogue illustrates for the first time BIG’s budding architectural oeuvre currently being exhibited at the Danish Architecture Center. As opposed to the classical architectural monograph, the catalogue is a manifesto of pop-culture proportions. The publication details an approach that ensures that all methods, processes, and tools to develop an architectural concept are just as wild, no holds barred and results oriented as the environment they are designed for and which BIG embraces with a boundless YES.
Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner of BIG
The ambition of the catalogue is to capture the experience of the personal visit to the studio, the construction site or the building – and to transmit the energy of a face to face encounter. A comic book is all about communicating action, movement — development or even evolution — replacing composition and scale instead of time. A large detailed image inspires the reader to contemplate — study — explore — and a sequence of small diagrams makes your eyes roll over them faster. Thus was born YES IS MORE – the catalogue.
Already in its 2nd edition the catalogue covers 35 projects through 400 pages accompanied by an afterword by Harvard educator and Volume editor Jeffrey Inaba.
YES IS MORE - An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Softcover: 400 pages
Publisher: BIG (20 Feb 2009)
Product Dimensions: 17cm x 25 cm
Congratulations to the winners! Ole Peder Hagen in Norway, Maggie Lum in Australia, Silvia Sandor in the Netherlands, and Marco Zerbi and Annamaria Perruccio in Italy all won copies of Yes is More by BIG.
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