Less is Enough!


The book “Less is Enough; On Architecture and Asceticism”, written by Pier Vittorio Aureli is a must read for architects who are interested in the notion and origin of minimalism and its catchphrase ‘less is more’ and the impact of economic recession on today’s architecture. The idea which implied that beauty could only arise through refusal of everything that was not strictly necessary. Since 2008, following economic recession, ‘less is more’ has become fashionable again, but this time with a more moralistic tone. With the onset of recession the situation has started to change, the competition between iconic buildings in the late 1990s and early 2000s was transformed to the shameful waste of resources and budgets.

Aureli says less is not ‘more’, less is just ‘enough’!




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