BIG's Archicomic Yes is More is World's 1st Architectural Monograph available as an IPad App featuring loads of bonus material, including THE ONE THAT IS MOST. ADAPTABLE TO CHANGE. SURVIVES. BJARKE INGELS COMPARES THE NEED FOR. A NEW URBAN ENVIRONMENT TO. BIG, told in comic book form Â Yes is More is the easily accessible but unremittingly radical manifesto of Copenhagen-based architectural practice Bjarke Ingels.
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Yes is more! – a theory of evolution. Bjarke Ingels, BIG. The traditional image of the radical architect is the angry young man rebelling against the establishment. Bjarke Ingels started Bjarke Ingels. Group in Through a series of award- winning design projects and buildings, Ingels has created an. The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard Towards a New Architecture by Le Corbusier Yes is More by Bjarke Ingels Group Architecture by Francis D.K. Ching .
For 5 years he worked closely with Dominique Perrault where he participated on prize-winning projects including the Palais des Sports de Rouen, which he led through all phases to construction, as well as the French Pavilion for the Venice Biennale for which Jakob was Project Leader. Prior to his current role, he worked on a variety of healthcare, educational, and cultural projects around the globe.
Beat has more than 20 years of experience as Project Architect and Designer and has sharpened his skills while working on many notable buildings in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. While at Frank O.
He has worked closely with Bjarke Ingels on a wide range of projects from the 8 House, a residential building in Copenhagen, to the conceptual design of a mobile gallery for the Tate Modern in London. He has been the Project Leader on a number of competition winning proposals, including the Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy plant in Copenhagen that doubles as a ski slope, Kistefos Art Museum and a sustainable multifamily residential development in Finland.
With a background in energy efficiency research as well as undergraduate studies in economics, Brian brings additional focus on environmental and economic sustainability into all of his projects.
Most recently she was the Design Leader for a residential complex in Hualien, Taiwan that seeks to blur the line between natural landscape and the built environment. Ole has vast experience in project management and controlling of both large and small-scale projects. Ole has most recently supervised the completion of the re-programming and extension of the 30 m2 former warehouse Transitlager in Basel, completed in , as well as the Tirpitz Museum that transforms and expands a German WWII bunker fortification into a ground breaking cultural complex.
At the moment, Ole is project leader of the Faroe Islands Educational Centre in Torshavn currently in construction and due for completion in Agustin became a Partner in and is currently leading various design competitions, serving as the Partner-in-Charge for the Redskins Stadium in D.
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C Barcelona Camp Nou stadium competition. In addition to his design work, Agustin has also worked as an architectural journalist and has assisted with major architectural exhibitions.
Martin moved to New York City in and became a key member of the project team for the 60 m2 mixed-use development Vancouver House in Vancouver, Canada. Also by someone who had the talent of tracking it down before it was catergorised and stacked between other requests such as Twilight and which ever Ian McEwan's new book happened to be.
The hype has died down by the time I could read it without everyone telling me how mind blowing and life changing it was. I wonder if BIG would get a movie deal. Anyway, I was quite surprised by the quality of this mixture of graphic narration and contemporary architectural practice. So, if I am to sell this book like I would a project proposal, this is what it would look like: Starting from the basics - Ingels explains the origin of his projects and the conception of idea, modification and research along the way.
It's down to Earth and approachable for both theorist and practitioner. You really get to know the guy and his crappy hair cut. Geography - you learn a lot about Denmark.
Models - even though these people pride themselves on being green, a copious amount of foam models are produced. They even have a little model making room. Effective diagrams - BIG's methodology is clearly communicated and can easily be adopted if you're struggling to come up with your own Con: Format - Yes is More is told like a comic and it gets to you after a while.
I'm not sure if they gave the intern the job of writing the speech bubbles, but they are boring as hell for someone who's trying to make the graphic 'innovative' and interesting. Anthology - I'm not saying it isn't good to include such a large sample of proposals, but it is understandable why and how some of them are shot down due to budget constraint and excessive time consumption 3.
Photography - some pictures are pixelated after obvious photoshopping - dude you guys are in architecture! WTF 4. Ego - this guy is narcissistic, but then he's an architect, so I guess it's justifiable for him to go all Look at me!! Koolhaas whoring - Ingels worked with de Smeldt from OMA, and it's pretty obvious if you compare their works.
Social integration and ecology are two concerns often mentioned, while BIG has an interesting attitude towards the latter evolutionary vernacular architecture , the former seems superficial and the results iconographic in representation.
Architecture - with the exception of the first few designs, BIG's originality diminishes more and more until you have OMA deja vu. Yes is More is a lot like what BIG promotes - a contemporary attitude of problem solving as opposed to revolutionary newness. The presentation, while isn't the best, is nonetheless effective and thought provoking. Probably my favourite project. View 2 comments.
May 01, Nada Elfeituri rated it really liked it Shelves: I was eager to read this after watching Bjarke Ingel's TED talk, " 3 Warp-Speed Architecture Tales ", which is basically a verbal version of three chapters in this book. Ingels describes his design philosophy as the medium between the avante-garde and the pragmatists.
I'm of the opinion that, oftentimes, the design doesn't always achieve an appealing aesthetic i. But no matter the outcome, reading th I was eager to read this after watching Bjarke Ingel's TED talk, " 3 Warp-Speed Architecture Tales ", which is basically a verbal version of three chapters in this book. But no matter the outcome, reading through the design process offers great insights, especially for architecture students.
We're always told to refer to B. G's diagrams in design class, because of their simplicity and clarity in translating a building's process.
However, a visit to B. G's website with the amusing url of big. What makes the book fun to read is the 'archicomic' style, a blend of comic books and architectural presentation. Feb 08, alexis rated it it was ok Shelves: The format was a great way of explaining the studio's work, and I found that these projects started popping up in my head long after I "read" about them Unless it's incredibly inspiring, of course.
That being said, I think BIG's work flopped after a while into the book, even started being repetitive. Many of the building's stories started being the same - pretty boring for a comic book! Bjarke Ingels' character, a constant The format was a great way of explaining the studio's work, and I found that these projects started popping up in my head long after I "read" about them Bjarke Ingels' character, a constant little architec-toon of narration, really starts wearing on the nerves after a few passages.
The work is supposed to be more basic than most monographs in order to appeal to the public Jul 02, Michael Scott rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes is More is the rare book that combines a manifesto on the new? Overall, the manifesto is weak and the presentation is often self-servient, but the architecture, the stories behind getting projects done, and the archicomic ideas are fantastic.
A must-read! About t Yes is More is the rare book that combines a manifesto on the new? About the text I do not have enough time to do this book justice. It is funny, it is well-drawn, it contains elements of political satire through technical eye, and it's modern s architecture at its best.
For an amateur in architecture, this is practically the manual on how housing projects get designed, pitched, accepted or rejected, politicized and patronized, done, and lived in. About the architecture I fell in love with it when I visited Oerestad, near Copenhagen.
I knew next to nothing about BIG at the start of the trip, but at the end I had taken hundreds of photos, read tens of Internet pages, and now I even have several albums about their work. This book does justice to the work I've seen in the fields of Oerestadthe in-depth descriptions indicate the amount and quality of engineering and design that went into architecting the VM Houses oh, those pointy balconies, and the unity yet the diversity, etc.
I don't even recall all the wonderful designs in this book. It's safe to say I do not remember much else from the trip to Copenhagen, either. About the comics Almost nothign to improve here. Perhaps the text panels could have been better designed.
Perhaps the use of boldface could have been toned down, but that's an old discussion in comics design see Making Comics Storytelling Secrets of Comics Manga and Graphic Novels. About the presentations pitches I experienced this part as perhaps the least polished and most offensive. Bjarke Ingels and BIG always present their work as the result of identifying an important yet insofar overlooked contradiction, to the extent at which I started wondering how many contradictions are these guys going to just make up and why should anyone care.
I guess it's a professional defect on each side. Annoyingly, for the authors there seems to be no way their approach is not the best, as illustrated by the several cases when their competitors' work which has won the contest is bashed and trashed without right of defense or appeal.
Let's just say that fans of fairness or balance could easily take offense. About the manifesto Derived from the weaknesses of their presentations, the BIG group introduce a manifesto that talks about some perceived contradiction, offer instead no clear alternative, but argue about it vociferously and energetically.
Nice, but no cigar. To conclude: This book may have flaws, but it so good in its core elements that for me the whole package is just excellent. Go read it! Dec 09, Amy rated it it was amazing. I love his stuff. Mar 03, Timmytoothless rated it liked it. This book could be saved by reigning in the impulse to flood the reader with quantity. Mar 15, Jed Herne rated it really liked it Shelves: BIG is one of my favorite architecture firms.
For all their funky building shapes and sometimes wacky designs, they're unapologetically people-centered and back their decisions with extensive research, testing, and empathy.
This book is a great insight into their process. My favorite part of this archicomic was seeing how few of their projects actually got built, because it's an honesty, authentic insight into how difficult the creative life is, even for massive entities like BIG.
Highly r 3. Highly recommended.
Mar 06, Kittiehawk rated it really liked it. Clever way to present stories about architecture.
Apr 15, Holly rated it really liked it. Now I want to go and see all of these places! Dec 30, Sam Draper rated it really liked it. Fascinating if a little depressing to see how little of the stuff actually gets built. Mar 14, Ziyad Khesbak rated it really liked it. I a fascinating of a journey through simplifications, bends to necessity, and harmony with nature to create what will surely be a template of the symbiosis we need to form with the world.
A way of living I've imagined for many years now. Oct 17, Virginia rated it it was amazing Shelves: But we try to look beyond, and see if there are any hidden resources or any latent potential that can be activated. Bjarke Ingels is a Yes man. He says yes to just about any demand. Easy, for everyone. As it does it with everything else.
It finds its way: The real lesson that University tries to teach to every student. The lesson that it is hard to learn everyday and the essence of an architect. You will always face something, someone: You may object to, or you can create.