Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Musée national du Qatar, Doha, 2019 © Iwan Baan
“Ornament is a weapon of choice in the fight against intellectual impoverishment.” Editor in chief Emmanuelle Borne’s full editorial.
Must one conjure up Adolf Loos’ “Ornament & Crime” once more in order to underline, more than a century after the publication of the Viennese architect’s pamphlet, that ornament deserves to be rehabilitated? For its first 2019 issue, AA has chosen to focus on that part of architectural design that not many architects own up to. And yet, isn’t ornament ...More about