BIG is the irreverent and experimental brainchild of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. While preserving its anarchic vocation and its rebuttal of the excesses of academic formalism, the practice has won significant official recognition over the years, including the Royal Academy of Fine Arts award and the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Yes is More is a declaration of intent from the BIG practice, which, in keeping with the approach of Ingels and his collaborators, comes in comic format rather than the classic commemorative monograph.
BIG’s plans for contemporary architecture thus find expression in a pop art, cross-cutting communication vehicle that speaks to all, reflecting the practice’s commitment to catering to and designing for the greatest number of people possible, not just for the élite.
The comic contains BIG’s political manifesto, but it also contains a substantial overview of its methods, its concepts and its modus operandi.
Yes is More. An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution, Taschen (Italian edition 2011)