Zaha Hadid Architects, Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Arts Centre, 2019 © Virgile Simon Bertrand
MAD Architects, Chaoyang Park Plaza, Beijing, China © Hufton & Crow
Raj Rewal Associates, Jang-E-Azadi Memorial, Kartarpur, 2018 © Ferrante Ferranti
Michael Graves Architecture & Design, Statue of Unity,Kevadia, Gujarat, Inde, 2019 © MGA&D
Read editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Borne’s full editorial.
18 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. Whether bigness, classicism, boldness, ambition, delirium or exaggeration, excess, so condemnable today, is missing in this hour ...More about