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Less and More – The Timelessness of Industrial Design Principles

The last post was about ‘Yes is More’ and the inspirational influence of architecture. ‘Yes is More’ describes the architectural concept of “utopian pragmatism”. This time it is about ‘Less and More’ and the industrial design ethos of Dieter Rams. He was described as a “realistic Utopian”. That does not just sound quite similar, there is actually an interesting connection between the two approaches. The ‘Less and More’ exhibition at the museum of applied arts in Frankfurt was a haptic demonstration of that.

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Yes is More! – How Architecture Is Like Experience Planning

An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution – what is that supposed to be? The Danish architects of BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) published a book on their projects and their philosophy of pragmatic utopianism – a pragmatic utopian architecture that takes on the creation of socially, economically and environmentally perfect places as a practical objective. In short: Yes is More! The cool thing: In contrast to other text books on architecture, Bjarke Ingels chose the format of a comic book to literally illustrate their work.