Archinect - News 2014-04-23T16:52:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/92228551/big-hks-mda-unveils-honeycomb-resort-design-for-the-bahamas BIG + HKS + MDA unveils Honeycomb resort design for The Bahamas Justine Testado 2014-01-27T15:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-03T19:24:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iz/izv7zo0ego8qae0c.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.hksinc.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HKS Architects</a> and <a href="http://mdabahamas.com/index.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Diggiss Architects</a>, revealed their design for the Honeycomb residential building in the beach and golf resort community of Albany in The Bahamas. Commissioned by Tavistock Group and New Valley LLC, the 175,000 ft&sup2; (approx. 16,000 m&sup2;) residential building will be the tallest structure in Albany, set to become a new centerpiece for the city.<br><br>BIG sent us more details on the project right below:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uy/uy2gnvwqnrotammf.jpg"><br><br>"The fa&ccedil;ade has a hexagonal pattern that uniquely frames the natural beauty of the Island. The balconies are deep enough to not only provide outdoor spaces, but also summer kitchens and a pool sunken into the balcony of each unit."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/ls3nt4ky832b800s.jpg"><br><br>"These pools have a transparent edge towards the plaza, eliminating the visual barrier between the pool and the environment. Bathers can be fully immersed in the view of the marina and the ocean beyond."<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/isq19s1ohywke821.jpg"><br><br>"Bjarke Ingels: 'Our design is driven by an effort to maximize the enjoyment of the abundant natural qualities of Al...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89145073/big-s-proposal-for-the-new-axel-springer-hq-in-berlin BIG’s proposal for the new Axel Springer HQ in Berlin Justine Testado 2013-12-18T15:37:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T12:03:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tad5jnw0z53z23h.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we mentioned earlier today, BIG was revealed as one of three finalists &mdash; along with OMA and Buro-OS &mdash; for the new Axel Springer Media Campus in Berlin. The new Axel Springer headquarters will be located at one of the last remaining plots of the historic former site of the Berlin Wall. All winning entries will be publicly displayed at the German Architecture Centre (DAZ) in Berlin from Dec. 17 - Dec. 22.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a glimpse of BIG's proposal:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v5desg2kgoqcwpzt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/568pclyidpe6dn24.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzse7w4we26uzcjb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/01/01fo6dfxc85h56bu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lrpb33uexx6dkenb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of BIG.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85854633/big-in-arquitectura-viva-s-monographs BIG in Arquitectura Viva's "Monographs" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-06T18:03:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T10:11:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0noiqv2v9y5i1y72.jpg" width="514" height="636" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It seems as if BIG will stop at nothing short of world domination. As the subject of Arquitectura Viva&rsquo;s 162nd monograph, the sheer volume and span of projects from Bjarke Ingels Group since its founding in 2005 is staggering. After breaking away from OMA and then his partnership with&nbsp; Julien De Smedt of PLOT to form BIG, Bjarke Ingels has consistently spewed out (mostly unbuilt) large-scale international projects, while also establishing a momentous array of icons.</p> <p> Within the Danish context, <a href="http://www.big.dk/#projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> is a loud firm -- in presence, perspective, and popularity. Conceptually, the projects blend Danish sensibilities of high-minded idealism and humbled, matter-of-fact rationalism with social-democratic values and no small seasoning of pomo gimmickry. A maritime museum &ldquo;docked&rdquo; in the landscape? A waste-energy treatment plant that blows smoke rings? A multi-use Chinese hotel complex, shaped like the character for &ldquo;the people&rdquo;? But in their graphical representation, through promotional mat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74640870/design-for-lego-house-designed-by-big-unveiled-today Design for LEGO House, designed by BIG, unveiled today Archinect 2013-06-05T13:30:00-04:00 >2013-06-13T09:32:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/ivcd93wlmmco7070.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The LEGO Group today revealed the design of the experience center &ldquo;The LEGO House&rdquo;. The center, which will be built in Denmark, illustrates the systematic creativity of LEGO bricks and is expected to attract 250,000 visitors annually.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/69334482/lego-taps-big-and-raa-to-design-the-lego-brand-house-a-public-lego-museum-and-experience-center-in-denmark LEGO taps BIG and RAA to design the LEGO Brand House, a public LEGO museum and experience center, in Denmark Archinect 2013-03-12T18:27:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T18:49:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2e5nke36pwxopov.jpg" width="514" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It is one of our great dreams at BIG that we are now able to design a building for and with the LEGO Group. I owe a huge personal debt to the LEGO brick, and I can see in my nephews that its role in developing the child as a creative, thinking, imaginative human being becomes ever stronger in a world in which creativity and innovation are key elements in virtually all aspects of society,&rdquo; says Bjarke Ingels, founder and partner, BIG.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68530453/smithsonian-hires-bjarke-ingels-group-to-rethink-historic-d-c-campus Smithsonian hires Bjarke Ingels Group to rethink historic D.C. campus Archinect 2013-02-28T16:02:00-05:00 >2013-03-02T09:24:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfyi4le60md6vy2j.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ingels has been asked to envision a gateway, one that invites visitors to learn, rest and escape and then leads them north to the rest of the Mall. B.I.G. will be responsible for site and building investigations, programming, campus planning, architectural and engineering design concepts and cost analysis. The area "suffers from some notable impediments, and the buildings within the landscape are not utilized in a fully functional and efficient way," the Smithsonian says.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63951640/big-news-planning-commission-approves-durst-s-57th-street-pyramid-apartments BIG News: Planning Commission Approves Durst’s 57th Street Pyramid Apartments Archinect 2012-12-22T17:57:00-05:00 >2012-12-27T17:29:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1pf0xslzirhnkl4.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Our approval will facilitate development of a significant new building with a distinctive pyramid-like shaped design and thoughtful site plan that integrates the full block site into the evolving residential, institutional, and commercial neighborhood surrounding it,&rdquo; Ms. Burden said before voting in favor of the project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63751064/big-designs-sexy-observation-tower-for-phoenix BIG Designs Sexy Observation Tower for Phoenix Alexander Walter 2012-12-19T17:19:00-05:00 >2012-12-28T06:34:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d931udoz8mytghxj.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>News just broke that BIG has been commissioned to design a sleek 420 ft tall mixed-use observation tower for Phoenix, Arizona. Quite possibly the city's new symbol?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65218709/big-transforms-ft-lauderdale-waterfront-in-florida BIG Transforms Ft. Lauderdale Waterfront in Florida Archinect 2012-10-16T13:47:00-04:00 >2013-01-10T13:50:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vz/vzzi0jd9tlcvptbh.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Cymbal Development transform a portion of Fort Lauderdale&rsquo;s New River front into a vibrant addition for the local community and future residents of the city.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdi2fqwpdq67rnut.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ellg8iiwv9oifkj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The mixed-use development, Marina Lofts, in downtown Fort Lauderdale seeks to infuse a currently run-down stretch along the New River with a thriving pedestrian friendly public space thereby attracting new residents into its development. Totaling 1,000 rental apartments, 10,000 sq ft of restaurants and 25,000 sq ft of retail, the mixed-use development is broken into three phases. The Florida-based developer, Asi Cymbal, expects the project to have a positive long-term economic benefit to the city and local community of Fort Lauderdale.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0pplizz3i23sicq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vlvmmdf9s5k6cpk9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &ldquo;Our intent here is to create a world class project that will serve as a model for architecture, creativity, and energy along the most prime stretch of waterfront in Downtown Fort Lauderdale,&rdquo; says Asi Cymbal, owner of Cymbal Development.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/it/itm0w7wi9wejmf5o.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfr3p9gpq2h6g2w0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Situ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57136349/community-board-spikes-durst-s-big-pyramid-over-lack-of-permanent-affordable-housing-parking-problems Community Board Spikes Durst’s BIG Pyramid Over Lack of Permanent Affordable Housing, Parking Problems Archinect 2012-09-12T14:16:00-04:00 >2012-09-17T20:09:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kkxdbfxr39tbuu4m.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Their singular issue is affordable housing, of which there will be some 150-units. The sticking point is that those apartments will only be reserved for low-income tenants for 35 years. The board wants permanent affordability, instead. &ldquo;As a community board, we are supposed to do the best we can to preserve and maintain our communities and keep them going,&rdquo; Mr. Nolan said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46026920/lil-bjarke Lil' Bjarke Paul Petrunia 2012-04-23T16:02:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T06:10:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hx/hxtfchb4k2iai77v.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>CNN's The Next List profiles innovative Danish architect Bjarke Ingels.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Bjarke talks about his childhood and early inspiration.</p> <p> Also see <a href="http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/22/rethinking-social-infrastructure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking social infrastructure</a> on CNN's What's Next blog - an essay by Bjarke along with CNN footage of him and his Yale studio.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/38081762/beach-howe-tower-proposal-vancouver-big-tower-bjarke-ingels-group Beach & Howe Tower Proposal Vancouver BIG Tower Bjarke Ingels Group Archinect 2012-02-14T18:37:00-05:00 >2012-02-16T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9d61979a579435cae4b8a9a7b7a4ffda.jpg" width="514" height="531" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The proposal is for a mixed-use development. On the Howe Street side, there will be a 49-storey residential tower with a 9-storey podium which includes market rental housing, commercial uses, and a childcare facility. The building height is at 150 metres and will be the tallest building on the southern end of downtown and the 4th tallest building in the city, unless the Ritz Carlton site gets developed before this, in which case it would be the 5th tallest.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/37631067/big-is-named-winner-of-the-kimball-art-center-transformation-project-design-competition BIG is named winner of the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project Design Competition Archinect 2012-02-10T20:52:00-05:00 >2012-02-16T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3l6thv0j2hbe30z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He plans to build an 80-foot-tall tower by stacking former railway planks at a slight spiral so that the entire structure will appear to change directions midway up, like a game of Jenga gone askew. Inside, a restaurant will sit on the building's lobby floor while a cantilevered, wooden staircase will lead visitors to the various white-cube gallery floors above.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/30092452/big-s-waste-to-energy-ski-slope-incinerator-scrapped-due-to-environmental-concerns BIG’s waste-to-energy ski slope incinerator scrapped due to environmental concerns. nicoleabene 2011-12-07T11:10:03-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tv63hxeg6t0o9h9u.jpg" width="400" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last year, when BIG unveiled its fantastical ski resort on top of a waste-to-energy incinerator plant in Copenhagen, we were admittedly intrigued. But we weren&rsquo;t at all surprised when the City of Copenhagen denied the project yesterday because they believe it will damage the climate and environment.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/28278868/big-off-to-design-new-university-research-center-in-paris BIG + OFF to Design New University Research Center in Paris Alexander Walter 2011-11-21T18:09:00-05:00 >2012-09-28T21:03:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/torxdjgzt5kguuyn.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish and French architects BIG &amp; OFF, engineers Buro Happold, consultants Michel Forgue and environmental engineer Franck Boutte is the winning team to design the new 15,000 m2 research center for Sorbonne Universit&eacute; Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris. The winning team was honored as the best design among proposals from MVRDV, Lipsky Rollet, Mario Cucinella and Peripherique.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>