Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Off The Shelf

Yes is More
Authors: B Jarke Ingels (BIG) Group
Publishers: Taschen

OK, what is the BIG Group... they are a Copenhagen based company of architects and designers who operate mainly in the urban environment to bring a different slant on buildings and outside space design.

In short, this is a portfolio of an Architectural Company but not in the usual format, it is an introduction in 'comic book' form, with word bubbles and everything!.  We had a ton of fun checking out their cool interpretation of how the world should look to them and the ingenious design projects they have done so far. The Super Harbour,Vejle Houses, The Fan Building, The Housing Bridge, The Clover Block, Scala Tower and Lego Towers to name just a few project to orb at.  

With approximately 400 hundred pages in full colour on quality paper you will enjoyed the easy to read commentary and free flowing spontaneity of this book but heck, let's not have the last word - let the BIG Group have it's say:

"Historically, architecture has been dominated by two opposing extremes: an avant-garde full of crazy ideas, originating from philosophy or mysticism; and the well organized corporate consultants that build predictable and boring boxes of high standard. Architecture seems entrenched: naively utopian or petrifyingly pragmatic. We believe there is a third way between these diametric opposites: a pragmatic utopian architecture that creates socially, economically and environmentally perfect places as a practical objective. At BIG we are devoted to investing in the overlap between radical and reality. In all our actions we try to move the focus from the little details to the BIG picture."

Look inside...

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