Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Yes Is More - An Exhibit and a Book

"Yes is More" is an exhibition (right) and a book (left) that explains the thought processes behind several architectural projects undertaken by the Danish architectural firm BIG, (Bjarke Ingels Group). Both the exhibit and the book utilize a graphic novel approach by having the text appear in speech balloons superimposed over photos. Viewers and readers are invited into BIG's processes, methods and the resulting designs using this comic book format which makes it approachable and a populist means of communicating complex issues.

Yes is More is the first book of its kind devoted to the pace-setting work of BIG, a Copenhagen-based group of architects, designers and thinkers doing architecture, urbanism, research and development. This book is more of a manifesto of popular culture, in which BIGs methods, means, and processes for making architecture are revealed as unconventional, unexpected and result-oriented.

Yes is More shows how BIG responds to the multiple demands, complex rules and highly specialized knowledge of society by creating tangible solutions that attract the interest of the population at large while earning the respect of admirers across the globe.

Click on the heading above to learn more and scroll down at the Danish Architecture Centre's site to see more pictures.

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