BIG, MVRDV, James Corner and more to tackle Bay Area climate change

Ten teams of architects and engineers have been chosen to design solutions that will help San Francisco and the surrounding region combat the effects of climate change. Resilient by Design’s Bay Area Challenge asked entrants to come up with ideas to protect coastal areas from rising sea levels, flooding and earthquakes. As the global climate

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Lego releases drone footage of BIG’s Lego House nearing completion

Lego has flown a drone over its BIG-designed visitor centre in Billund, Denmark, to capture footage of its stacked-block formation and the huge Lego-style brick that tops it. Due to open next month, the building is made up from 21 white blocks stacked like a pile of the brand’s famous toy building blocks. As captured in the drone footage

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BIG’s VIA 57 West offers affordable homes for less than $1,500 a month

A lottery for affordably priced apartments in BIG’s Manhattan housing development VIA 57 West has begun, with some homes available to rent from $1,448 per month. There are 36 affordable apartments up for grabs inside the so-called “courtscraper” – one of the most desirable addresses in Manhattan, which features a huge courtyard at its centre. These home are being

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BIG unveils plans for Cactus Towers beside new Copenhagen IKEA

Bjarke Ingel’s firm BIG has revealed renderings of a pair of high-rise residential towers with spiky facades, which will overlook a new IKEA and hotel in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district. Named after the distinctive spiked outline created by their rotated floorplates, the Cactus Towers will stand at 60 and 80 metres tall. The corners of the slabs are shown overhanging planted

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“Don’t spend money you don’t have” and “don’t be afraid to be an asshole,” architects advise

Getting paid on time, finding time to have children and dealing with long-hours culture were among topics discussed by executives from BIG, Zaha Hadid Architects and Design Haus Liberty at a business talk hosted by Dezeen in London last month. “Don’t hand over your drawings if the client hasn’t paid,” was the first tip provided by BIG’s chief executive Sheela Maini

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“Don’t spend money you don’t have” and “don’t be afraid to be an asshole,” architects advised

Getting paid on time, finding time to have children and dealing with long-hours culture were among topics discussed by executives from BIG, Zaha Hadid Architects and Design Haus Liberty at a business talk hosted by Dezeen in London last month. “Don’t hand over your drawings if the client hasn’t paid,” was the first tip provided by BIG’s chief executive Sheela Maini

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BIG creates subterranean museum by carving channels into dune by Nazi bunker

Danish firm BIG has built an “invisible museum” in Blåvand, Denmark, by cutting linear passageways out of the sand dune beside a bunker built by German forces during the second world war. BIG’s design creates new exhibition spaces for the Tirpitz Bunker, which already housed a small museum. The four slender slices channel through the dune beside the bunker,

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David Adjaye, BIG and Sou Fujimoto compete to build Edinburgh Ross Pavilion

David Adjaye’s temple-like canopy, Bjarke Ingels’ looped auditorium and Sou Fujimoto’s spiralling pathway are among the seven shortlisted proposals for an events pavilion in Edinburgh, Scotland. Flanagan Lawrence, PagePark Architects, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and wHY Architecture have also been shortlisted for the Ross Pavilion at West Princes Street Gardens, a public park set below Edinburgh castle.

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“If I was misogynist would I hire a woman as my CEO?” says Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels has hit back at accusations of sexism at his architecture firm, following the controversy over that Instagram post. Speaking to Dezeen, the Danish architect said: “Being a white male makes anything I say sort of misquoted and twisted. Anything that I say about this will be misinterpreted.” “I was shocked at the bullshit people were writing,”

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Google finally reveals its plans for London HQ by BIG and Heatherwick

Two years after inviting Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick to design its new London campus, Google has submitted a planning application for a building featuring a huge rooftop garden, a running track and a swimming pool. Google submitted an application to Camden Council this week for a 93,000-square-metre structure – one of three buildings that will form a

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BIG Time film documents Bjarke Ingels’ gruelling rise to stardom

Bjarke Ingels reveals the demands of being one of the world’s most successful architects, and its impact on his personal life and health, in the new documentary BIG Time. Film-maker Kaspar Astrup Schröder – who met Ingels through his wife – captures an intimate portrait of the architect as he decamps from Copenhagen to New York to set up

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Bjarke Ingels to star in feature-length documentary

In the trailer for a new documentary staring Bjarke Ingels, the Danish architect and BIG founder has revealed the anxiety and pressure he feels to create “extraordinary” architecture. Titled BIG Time, the feature-length documentary follows the 42-year-old architect from boardroom to building site as he visits some of the firm’s in-construction projects. It also takes in his Via 57 West “courtscraper”

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BIG’s only female partner defends company’s gender balance after Instagram attack

Sheela Maini Søgaard, the only woman among the 12 partners at BIG, has described the architecture firm’s male-female balance as among the “best in the industry”, after a social media backlash. Søgaard defended the diversity at BIG after founder Bjarke Ingels posted a photograph on Instagram of all 12 partners, captioned “BIG BOYS&GIRL” – highlighting the gender imbalance at partner level. She

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BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion finds permanent home in Vancouver

The “unzipped wall” designed by Bjarke Ingels’ firm for the 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion commission in London will eventually be re-erected in Downtown Vancouver. Canadian developer Westbank, which was a major sponsor of the pavilion, revealed its plans to bring the structure to its home city exclusively to Dezeen. Danish architect Ingels also confirmed the

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BIG unveils yin and yang-shaped Panda House for Copenhagen Zoo

Giant pandas due to move to Copenhagen Zoo will make their home in a circular indoor-outdoor enclosure designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. The Panda House is set to open in 2018 in time to accommodate two bears, who are being relocated from Chengdu, China. Copenhagen Zoo – one of the oldest in Europe – asked

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Bjarke Ingels launches “silo-shattering” BIG Engineering department

Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG has launched its own in-house engineering department to cater to increasingly technically ambitious projects. BIG Engineering is being headed up by new hire Duncan Horswill, the former chief operating officer at Søren Jensen Engineers and co-founder of the computational design group at Ramboll UK. It’s hoped the team’s expertise will help integrate technical knowledge into

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Google reveals latest designs by BIG and Heatherwick for new California HQ

Google has presented the latest designs for its new Mountain View office campus, designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio, ahead of a public hearing next week. In a 67-page document submitted to Mountain View City Council on 23 January 2017, the technology giant revealed extensive details of its plans for Google Charleston East, the company’s first purpose-built

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BIG wins contest for San Pellegrino bottling factory in Italy

Bjarke Ingels has been announced the winner of a competition to design a new headquarters and bottling plant for the soft drinks company San Pellegrino in northern Italy. BIG was announced the winner of the San Pellegrino Flagship Factory contest at an event held in the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan earlier

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Architecture at its best is “pure fiction” says Bjarke Ingels in new Netflix documentary

Bjarke Ingels says BIG’s “crazy ideas” have revolutionised how architecture is perceived by the general public, in a Netflix documentary series launching today. Ingels, 42, the founder of Danish firm BIG, is the subject of the first in the eight-episode documentary series titled Abstract: The Art of Design. In the episode, filmed in the lead-up

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BIG’s VIA 57 West skyscraper captured at sunset by Hufton + Crow

British duo Hufton + Crow have become the latest photographers to shoot BIG’s first contribution to the Manhattan skyline, capturing the building’s dramatic silhouette from across the Hudson River. The tetrahedral shape and metallic cladding of the VIA 57 West residential tower clearly stand out against neighbouring skyscrapers in Hufton + Crow’s images. BIG founder,

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BIG unveils huge 670 Mesquit complex for LA Arts District

Bjarke Ingels Group has released plans for a mixed-use scheme in Los Angeles, which will incorporate housing, offices and public spaces within a giant concrete framework. The 670 Mesquit development is proposed for an industrial site beside the LA River – the barren canal-like waterway set for an overhaul to be masterplanned by Frank Gehry

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BIG and Barcode Architects unveil terraced block for IJburg waterfront

Bjarke Ingels Group and Barcode Architects have revealed their competition-winning design for an Amsterdam tower, which will terrace down to touch the surface of the IJ lake. The 46,000-square-metre mixed-use building named Sluishuis is designed as a gateway to Amsterdam’s IJburg, a neighbourhood set on artificial islands that float on IJ. Created by Bjarke Ingel’s Copenhagen-based firm BIG

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BIG and Heatherwick Studios to design Google’s London headquarters

Bjarke Ingels Group and Thomas Heatherwick have been confirmed as the designers of Google’s new London headquarters at King’s Cross, following rumours of their involvement. Google’s headquarters will occupy a 330-metre stretch of land between Regent’s Canal and King’s Cross station, where it will form part of a larger campus at King’s Cross that is to include offices by Mossessian

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BIG completes pair of twisting towers in Miami’s Coconut Grove

Work has finished on Bjarke Ingels Group’s first condominium project in the United States, a pair of glass high-rise buildings that overlook Biscayne Bay. Called Grove at Grand Bay, the luxury housing development is located in the historic Miami neighbourhood of Coconut Grove, once known as an enclave for artists and writers. The buildings, which

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BIG wins Paris Metro competition with looping station design

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group has revealed its plans for a loop-shaped station on a new stretch of the Paris Metro.  BIG designed the Pont de Bondy station with French studio Silvio d’Ascia Architecture. The station will form part of the Grand Paris Express, a new set of lines that will extend the city’s existing metro system by 200 kilometres. One section of the

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BIG reveals full designs for Dubai Hyperloop in new video

Bjarke Ingels Group has today unveiled its designs for the world’s first Hyperloop high-speed transportation system in Dubai, which is to feature pods that travel at “near supersonic speed”. In the design, a fleet of cubic pods transport passengers to Hyperloop’s main transport hub before being loaded into larger capsules, which travel through a network of elevated tubes to

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Philadelphia office building by BIG takes cues from old battleships

Bjarke Ingels Group has completed an office facility in the Philadelphia Navy Yard with a facade that curves like the bow of a ship. Called 1200 Intrepid, the building is located in city’s historic Navy Yard – an industrial site that is being converted into a mixed-use district. Robert AM Stern designed the area’s masterplan.

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BIG-designed Hyperloop to connect Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes

Hyperloop One has released a new teaser video revealing that its new high-speed transportation system designed by Danish firm BIG will connect Dubai and Abu Dhabi in just 12 minutes. The video, released today ahead of the official unveiling of the plans on 8 November 2016, shows the Hyperloop linking Dubai with key cities across the United Arab Emirates

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BIG teaser video reveals Hyperloop plans for Abu Dhabi and Dubai

In this exclusive video from BIG, partner Jakob Lange discusses how its plans for a Hyperloop high-speed transportation system between Abu Dhabi and Dubai will transform how people live.  Jakob Lange is director of BIG Ideas, a unit at the Danish firm focusing on technically demanding and experimental projects – including the “grand vision” for Hyperloop One. The high-speed transportation system will

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Five BIG projects changing the face of New York City

Bjarke Ingels recently revealed that his qualifications are not recognised in the US, yet the Danish architect’s firm still has projects springing up all over New York. We’ve rounded up five set to alter the city’s neighbourhoods and skyline. Last week Ingels spoke about his struggle to become registered as an architect in New York, despite graduating

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 winners announced

Iran’s largest pedestrian bridge, a pink rubberised park by BIG and Zaha Hadid’s first building in Lebanon are among the six winners of this year’s $1 million Aga Khan Award for Architecture (+ slideshow). The three other winners of the triennial architecture award are a labyrinthine community centre and a perforated brick mosque, both in Bangladesh, and a library More

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BIG stacks shipping containers to create floating student housing in Copenhagen harbour

Shipping containers are stacked on a floating platform to create these buoyant student halls of residence designed by Bjarke Ingels’ firm for Copenhagen harbour (+ slideshow). The project named Urban Rigger aims to provide low-cost housing for students in the centre of the Copenhagen, docked in the harbour. BIG’s scheme comprises nine shipping containers stacked and arranged on a More

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BIG and Fiberline reveal manufacturing process behind Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016

Movie: Dezeen goes behind the scenes at the factory where the fibreglass blocks that comprise BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion were made in this exclusive video produced for material manufacturer Fiberline. Bjarke Ingels’ firm’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion opened in London on 10 June 2016, and is a huge undulating structure composed of thousands of fibreglass boxes stacked on top More

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BIG, MVRDV and Snøhetta unveil competing designs for San Pellegrino headquarters

Architecture studios BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta and Architetto Michele De Lucchi have all unveiled proposals for the new San Pellegrino Flagship Factory in northern Italy (+ slideshow). The four firms were shortlisted to design a new home for the Italian soft drinks company San Pellegrino in July 2016. But their proposals have just been revealed, ahead of a winner being announced later this More

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Iwan Baan photographs BIG’s completed VIA 57 West tower in New York

The VIA 57 West “courtscraper” by Bjarke Ingels’ firm has completed on Manhattan’s West Side and is shown in these images by photographer Iwan Baan (+ slideshow). Baan has captured BIG’s first finished project in New York, following a series of photos showing the tetrahedral apartment building shot by Montse Zamorano. Baan’s aerial images show the More

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BIG’s VIA 57 West “courtscraper” in Manhattan shown in new images

The tetrahedral New York apartment building designed by Bjarke Ingels Group is captured in these pictures by photographer Montse Zamorano (+ slideshow). Facing the Hudson River at 57th Street on Manhattan’s West Side, the VIA 57 West tower includes 709 rental properties and 142 units that qualify as affordable housing. Tenants began moving in to More

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BIG creates “bubble-like cloud pavilion” at Roskilde Festival 2016

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has revealed images of a huge inflatable pavilion it created for this year’s edition of the annual music festival in Roskilde, Denmark (+ slideshow). Described by BIG as a “bubble-like cloud pavilion”, the bulbous white structure created a 120-square-metre canopy across the serving area and seating of a VIP bar for Danish brewing company Tuborg. The More

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BIG and Caruso St John feature on shortlist for new Museum of London

BIG, Caruso St John and Stanton Williams have been shortlisted to design a new building for the Museum of London (+ slideshow). Swiss firm Diener & Diener Architekten and Paris studios Lacaton & Vassal and Studio Milou also made the shortlist for the new museum building at West Smithfield, which will replace the existing facility at the Barbican Estate. The More

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Bjarke Ingels completes Serpentine Gallery Pavilion that is “both solid box and blob”

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels has unveiled his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion – a wall of translucent blocks that has been “unzipped” to create a curving, cavernous interior (+ slideshow). Described by the Danish architect as “both transparent and opaque, both solid box and blob”, this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed as a simple wall that has been distorted into a more More

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Bjarke Ingels’ Serpentine Gallery Pavilion revealed on Instagram

Instagrammers have been sharing images of this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, conceived by Bjarke Ingels as an “unzipped” wall of bricks – including construction snaps by the Danish architect himself. The pavilion is being unveiled to selected journalists this morning at the Serpentine Gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens, and the Dezeen team is broadcasting live from More

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Digital model offers virtual-reality users a preview of BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

For those who aren’t able to visit BIG’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion this summer, Swiss visualisation studio Archilogic has made it possible to take an unofficial tour of the building using virtual reality (+ interactive 3D model). Ahead of the pavilion’s unveiling tomorrow, Archilogic has created an unofficial digital model that allows users to preview the building using VR devices like Oculus Rift More

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BIG and Foster both still in contention for Two World Trade Center tower

The developer of New York’s Two World Trade Center tower, Silverstein Properties, is uncertain whether it will retain Bjarke Ingels Group for the project or go with original architect Foster + Partners. Larry Silverstein, the company’s chairman, said it is learning toward Danish firm BIG, but nothing has been decided. “We can go in either More

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Bjarke Ingels embodies “fully fledged new typology” in architecture says Rem Koolhaas

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has been named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2016, with a citation written by Rem Koolhaas that compares Ingels to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. “I do not consider Bjarke Ingels the reincarnation of this or that architect from the past,” said Koolhaas in the text published More

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BIG’s plan for Smithsonian campus in Washington DC sparks opposition

Nearly 1,400 people have signed a petition in opposition to Bjarke Ingels Group’s proposal to demolish a portion of the Smithsonian Institution campus in Washington DC. A concerned citizen started an online petition on 5 April 2016 in an effort to halt or at least modify the plans regarding the Smithsonian’s Enid A Haupt Garden, More

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BIG and Heatherwick rework Google HQ design for smaller Mountain View site

BIG and Heatherwick Studio have revealed their latest plans for Google’s California campus, after being forced to modify their ambitious design to fit a significantly smaller site. Submitted to the city planning department last month, the latest Mountain View proposal shows a highly compacted version of the original design, featuring a more regimented grid layout. Instead More

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BIG reveals more images of Washington Redskins stadium design

BIG has now released a full set of images of its design for the new Washington Redskins American football stadium, revealing more activities that the venue could facilitate (+ slideshow). Bjarke Ingels’ firm envisions the building being set within a large amphitheatre-like park that could transform into a performance venue for up to 100,000 people. More

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Foster, BIG and Grimshaw reveal designs for 2020 World Expo pavilions

Foster + Partners, BIG and Grimshaw Architects have won a competition to design a trio of pavilions for the 2020 Expo, which will be held near Dubai. The three firms saw off competition from 10 other entrants to the global competition for the pavilions, which will form the centrepiece for the 438-hectare Expo site in Jebel Ali – More

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BIG’s new stadium for the Redskins could offer abseiling, surfing and kayaking

Bjarke Ingels has unveiled his firm’s new stadium design for American football team the Washington Redskins, set to feature a moat offering an assortment of sporting activities. Although a location for the new Redskins stadium complex has not been chosen, BIG has already developed a design, which was unveiled on US television show 60 Minutes yesterday. Related More

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BIG designs “Habitat 2.0” for Toronto

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has unveiled designs for a major residential development in downtown Toronto, reminiscent of the experimental housing complex built by Moshe Safdie in the 1960s (+ slideshow). Proposed for a site between King Street West and Wellington Street, the BIG-designed development includes 500 apartments contained within a pixellated-looking block that rises and falls to More

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New York “courtscraper” by Bjarke Ingels set to open in March

Via 57 West, the tetrahedron-shaped Manhattan apartment tower by BIG, is preparing to welcome its first group of tenants next month. A photo posted by Anthony Maruca (@maracazzz) on Feb 23, 2016 at 11:40am PST While the building is not yet complete, the developer offered a sneak peek of the 940,000-square-foot (87,330 square metres) tower this More

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Bjarke Ingels’ Serpentine Gallery Pavilion conceived as an “unzipped wall”

Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG has unveiled its design for this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, featuring a tall pointed structure made of interlocking fibreglass “bricks”. The Danish architect’s design for this year’s pavilion was imagined as solid wall that has been “unzipped” to create a three-dimensional space. It will be made from a series of box-like More

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“Nobody plays with form as well as Bjarke Ingels”

Opinion: when it comes to headline-grabbing proposals, Bjarke Ingels and BIG are becoming increasingly hard to beat – and increasingly divisive among critics. Aaron Betsky explains why he’s part of the BIG fan club. Nobody plays with form as well as Bjarke Ingels. It is the reason why he is the architect my students love more than More

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Nine of BIG’s built architecture projects

This year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion will be designed by Bjarke Ingels’ firm – a studio known for forward-thinking concepts and exciting ideas, but with only a handful of completed projects. Here’s a look back at some of the ones built so far (+ slideshow). Danish National Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark Completed by BIG in 2013, this underground museum More

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BIG to design Galeries Lafayette flagship on Paris’ Champs-Élysées

French department store chain Galeries Lafayette has selected Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to design its new flagship shop on the Champs-Élysées. Ingels’ firm will renovate and transform an existing Art Deco building on the Parisian boulevard into a 9,000 square metre department store scheduled to open in 2018. Galeries Lafayette said it wanted to turn the former More

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BIG unveils designs for The Spiral office tower in New York

Bjarke Ingels Group has released a conceptual design for its latest project in New York, an office skyscraper wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces (+ movie). Called The Spiral, the 65-storey glass tower is slated to rise at 66 Hudson Boulevard, as part of the massive Hudson Yards mixed-use development that is now under construction on More

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Bjarke Ingels impressed by “ingenuity and balls” of graduate’s job application video

BIG founder Bjarke Ingels says he is “honestly impressed” by young job applicant Étienne Duval, whose covering letter is an animated rap that has become a YouTube sensation (+ movie). Speaking to Dezeen, the Danish architect said Duval had made his day with his two-minute-long film Yo Is More, in which the French graduate makes the case More

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Penthouse in BIG’s twisted Miami towers is on sale for $28 million

The $28 million full-floor penthouse at the BIG-designed Grove at Grand Bay towers includes a rooftop pool, four car garage and ten bathrooms (+ slideshow). The 10,100-square-foot (938-square-metres), five-bedroom condominium includes eight full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, a gym, staff quarters, a spa, a 2500-square-foot (232-square-metres) terrace, and 2000-square-foot (185-square-metres) rooftop garden with a pool. Images have More

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BIG’s 8 House succeeds where the Smithsons’ “streets in the sky” failed, says Bjarke Ingels

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels claims his Copenhagen housing development has accomplished the social mission Brutalist architects Alison and Peter Smithson set out to achieve with their “streets in sky” concept in the 1960s and 1970s. Named 8 House because of its angular figure-of-eight plan, BIG’s building dips and rises at the corners to create a More

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BIG reveals design of police station planned for the Bronx

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has unveiled its design for a police station in New York that will consist of intersecting blocks clad in concrete, metal and glass. Revealed today, the 45,000 square feet (4,180 square metres) station is designed by BIG for the New York City Police Department’s 40th precinct. It will be located in the Melrose neighbourhood of More

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BIG reveals plans for Virginia school that fans across its site

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has unveiled plans to build a school in Arlington, Virginia, featuring a fan-like plan that creates cascading roof terraces (+ slideshow). Wilson Secondary School will comprise five storeys. But Copenhagen- and New York-based BIG wants it to feel like a single-storey block, so has arranged the floors so that they fan out from a More

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BIG in the running to design American football stadium

The next big US project for Bjarke Ingels’ firm could be an American football stadium for the Washington Redskins. News reports surfaced this week that Danish firm BIG could be teaming up with the Redskins to design a new stadium in the Washington DC metro area. BIG has never designed a sports arena, although the firm is in More

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BIG’s Vancouver House aims to transform motorway flyover into a “wonderful civic space”

World Architecture Festival 2015: in this exclusive movie, architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann explains how BIG’s proposed skyscraper in Vancouver is designed to transform a site dominated by a motorway flyover into an attractive neighbourhood. The Danish architecture firm’s Vancouver House, which was named Future Project of the Year 2015 at World Architecture Festival earlier this month, will be […]

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BIG unveils design for urban neighbourhood on site of former Pittsburgh hockey arena

Danish architecture studio BIG has revealed its masterplan for Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill District, featuring sloped-roof buildings and an extensive network of pathways (+ slideshow). BIG, the studio founded by Bjarke Ingels, is leading a team commissioned to design the 28 acre (11 hectare) masterplan for the sloping site near the city’s downtown area. The site formerly housed the Civic Arena – […]

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Robots will transform the building industry in 50 years says BIG’s Kai-Uwe Bergmann

World Architecture Festival 2015: the architecture industry is at the start of a “maker revolution” that could see robots transform construction, according to BIG partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann. Speaking at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore last week, Bergmann told Dezeen he is “extremely excited about how robotics can influence the future”. “I think we’re going […]

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BIG’s twisted Vancouver tower named Future Project of the Year 2015

World Architecture Festival 2015: BIG’s proposal for a 150-metre-high twisted skyscraper in Vancouver has won the title Future Project of the Year 2015 at the World Architecture Festival. Bjarke Ingels’ firm contorted the form of its 49-storey Vancouver House, creating a 30-metre setback from the adjacent motorway flyover that prevents any windows or balconies from overlooking it. Nine floors at the base […]

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BIG’s mountain-shaped resort in Taiwan is aimed at retired holidaymakers from China

The first holiday home has been built at the BIG-designed Hualien Residences in Taiwan, a resort development for retirees that still want active vacations (+ slideshow). The 1,000-square-metre house is the first building on the site, which is five kilometres south of Hualien City, between the ocean and mountains. According to BIG, Hualein is experiencing a population decline with many of its younger […]

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Twisted art museum by BIG to be built across a Norwegian river

Bjarke Ingels’ firm has won a competition to design an art gallery for a Norwegian sculpture park, with plans for a building that twists across a river (+ slideshow). Described by Ingels as an “inhabitable bridge”, the Kistefos Museum will span the Randselva river that winds through the centre of the Kistefos Sculpture Park near Oslo. The sculpture park was […]

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BIG designs stepped 79 & Park residential development for Stockholm

Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled plans for a foliage-covered terraced block of apartments, which are under construction in Stockholm’s Gärdet district (+ slideshow). The stepped glass and cedar wood building is adjacent to the Royal National City Park, and echoes its greenery with rooftops covered in plants – similar to recent proposals for buildings by Thomas […]

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Drone video shows progress on New York “courtscraper” by BIG

Communications firm Darkhorse has used a camera mounted to a drone to capture footage of Via 57 West, the residential building by Bjarke Ingels Group that is now rising in New York (+ movie). Construction is underway on the tetrahedron-shaped building, which is located on West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan. The design is pulled […]

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BIG launches Kickstarter campaign for smoke-ring-blowing chimney at Copenhagen power plant

Bjarke Ingels has launched a public crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for a power plant chimney that will blow smoke rings to symbolise CO2 consumption (+ movie). BIG founder Ingels has launched the Kickstarter campaign with practice partner Jakob Lange, inviting the public to “make history by financing the latest prototype to create the first […]

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