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      • BIGNESS (DECEMBER 2020)

        In times of economic and ecological frugality, is there still room for excess? While it can sometimes be condemned for the costs it generates and the environmental footprint it leaves, excess in architecture is also, in some ways, the last bastion of creativity. Without excess, there would be no Brasília and no Sagrada Família, nor Al‐Khazneh or Córdoba, Pompidou Centre in Paris or Chrysler Building in New York. Without excess, no Louvre Abu Dhabi nor Elbphilharmonie. Whether bigness, classicism, boldness, ambition, delirium or exaggeration, excess, so condemnable today, is missing in this hour of sacrosanct frugality. Without it, what would become of avant‐gardes?

        Art : "Not everything will leave a trace in history", interview with Catherine Millet
        Cinéma : The epic: It's all about to set 
        Design : One too many
        Interview : Ravit Helled, astrophysicist
        Portrait : Ricardo Bofill
        Utopies : La tour E-volo, objet architectural du futur
        Building : Zaha Hadid Architects, Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre, China, 2019 ; Raj Rewal Associates, Jang-E-Azadi Memorial, Kartapur, Pendjab, India, 2018 ; MAD Architects, Beihai Fake Hills, Huangshan Mountain Village, Beijing Chaoyang Park Plaza, China, 2015-2017 ; Michael Graves Architecture & Design, Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat, India, 2019
        Essay : Architecture pulled by 36 Oxen
        Expertise : "Opulence and Frugality", interview with Philippe Rahm

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