Archinect - News 2016-12-06T03:12:15-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149981222/construction-update-big-s-twisted-vancouver-house-tower-rises-above-grade Construction update: BIG's twisted Vancouver House tower rises above grade Alexander Walter 2016-12-02T14:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T14:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/38/38b1168383547b196c9f00d981508729.jpg" width="650" height="725" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the three months since our last update, progress has been moving along at the site of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Vancouver House. The soon-to-be iconic 49-storey mixed-use tower by Westbank is beginning to rise above grade [...]. Designed in conjunction with Canadian firms Dialog Architects and James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver House has been described as a "living sculpture," and the tower's signature twist will soon become a staple of the newly minted Beach District neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7f14abd0e54e62a6db6af0606ccc3987.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo of the Vancouver House construction site by <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyrise Cities</a> forum member mcminsen. Click <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/news/2016/12/vancouver-house-rises-above-grade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more photos.</em></p><p>The tower and other Vancouver-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45328468/big-s-490-foot-tall-beach-and-howe-tower-for-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137194843/can-vancouver-break-out-of-its-boring-architecture-mold-with-these-new-ambitious-skyscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscrapers?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973355/is-vancouver-s-15-tax-on-overseas-buyers-helping-to-cool-the-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980907/big-barcode-to-design-terraced-sluishuis-complex-in-amsterdam BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2016-11-30T18:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:51:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based <a href="http://archinect.com/barcodearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BARCODE Architects</a> to design the competition-winning scheme for&nbsp;&ldquo;Sluishuis&rdquo;, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam.&nbsp;</p><p>The residential complex will be a&nbsp;&ldquo;building inside the port, with a port inside the building,&rdquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> says.&nbsp;Showing off different silhouettes at various vantage points, the building will also include 380 apartments,&nbsp;about&nbsp;4,000 m2 of commercial and public areas, 240 underground parking spaces,&nbsp;and a water-quality program that the architects say will provide enough room for up to 30 houseboats.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5egol0tsmenteg8f.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y18nct1y4qd60apt.jpg"></p><p>Toward the water, the building block lifts up to create a large opening that allows water from the IJ Lake to flow into the central courtyard as well as bring sunlight and views into the inner apartments of the building. The block then cascades downward and reveals more of itself toward the city.</p><p>A public promenade ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978603/google-moves-ahead-with-plans-for-a-massive-new-london-hq Google moves ahead with plans for a massive new London HQ Nicholas Korody 2016-11-15T14:21:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T14:53:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1m/1mckv4clv0pblelu.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>More than three years ago, Google announced plans to build a massive &ldquo;landscraper&rdquo; headquarters in London. But after switching architects from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMM</a>&mdash;whose plans were deemed &ldquo;too boring"&mdash;to <a href="http://archinect.com/heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>, and following the chaos of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/774965/brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a>, the plans were up in the air. Now, <em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/15/google-commits-to-massive-new-london-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Guardian</a></em> reports that Google&rsquo;s chief executive Sundar Pichai has announced that plans were going ahead.</p><p>The headquarters will be built in London&rsquo;s King&rsquo;s Cross, in between King&rsquo;s Cross station and St. Pancras. Like with the plans for Google&rsquo;s new Silicon Valley headquarters, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> will collaborate with Heatherwick Studio on the design.</p><p>"From the beginning, the project to give Google a new home in King's Cross has been extraordinary. Rather than impose a universal style on Google&rsquo;s buildings in the UK and the USA, we have tried to create an interestingness that fits the scale and the community of King&rsquo;s Cross,&rdquo; BIG and Heatherwick Studio <a href="http://www.big.dk/#news" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">state</a> in a joint press statement. &ldquo;The Silicon Valley star...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976652/big-s-ship-office-building-docks-at-the-philadelphia-navy-yard BIG's ship/office building docks at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Julia Ingalls 2016-11-03T12:40:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:43:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0n/0ng85efpvgawk5zp.jpg" width="640" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What features an interior periscope, exterior stacked precast concrete panels in a basket-weave shape that mimic the curvature of a ship's hull, and 26,000 square feet of freshly occupied office space? Bjarke Ingels Group's newly completed "Intrepid," a four-story, LEED Gold certified office building for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953927/inga-saffron-calls-big-s-new-navy-yard-building-mesmerizing-reminiscent-of-a-richard-serra-sculpture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Philadelphia Navy Yard</a> which just welcomed its first tangible tenant, the Penn Capital Management Company, Inc., on its top floor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etevhk629r8zzykk.jpg"></p><p>The Intrepid's&nbsp;site context is closely tied to its design concept.&nbsp;As BIG partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann explains:&nbsp;&ldquo;In many cases, architects design big, boxy buildings that could be placed anywhere and don&rsquo;t connect directly to the site. You would really be hard-pressed to place 1200 Intrepid anywhere else, due to how it connects with its surroundings. Our commission involved creating a speculative office building, for which no tenants were committed. The key challenge here was to create a reason for tenants to be here with the constraint of a stringent bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971387/big-designed-the-spiral-hudson-yards-tower-is-inching-closer-to-becoming-reality BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality Alexander Walter 2016-09-30T13:47:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T17:20:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jr/jrrcud0wez3rp95r.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everything is spiraling into place for Tishman Speyer. The developer officially filed plans Thursday for the Spiral, an&nbsp;office skyscraper that is slated to cost $3.2 billion. [...] It is being designed by Bjarke Ingels , the Danish architect behind the 2 World Trade Center redesign and VIA57.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ckgu6b4m13llnwlh.jpg"></p><p>The (hotly debated) project previously in the Archinect news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></p><p>Related stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970030/introducing-bjarke-ingels-floating-student-housing-urban-rigger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's website</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968533/bjarke-ingels-gets-the-rolling-stone-treatment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels gets the Rolling Stone treatment</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's website Julia Ingalls 2016-09-15T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:36:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7n/7n5k67sag6vdbi4p.jpg" width="650" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a throwback to arcade games, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>' firm BIG has created an Arkanoid version of their <a href="http://arkinoid.big.dk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website called Arkinoid</a>, where you can earn points by hitting the firm's projects with a black paddle ball:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6r/6rakad1p4181atab.gif"></p><p>Don't think it will be easy to claim the top score, however: "Ben Devine!" is currently in the lead with 9223372036854775807 points, making one wonder about his <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">employment status</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rkwew1bfq6c61ef.jpg"></p><p>For more on architecturally-related games:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961519/kids-play-with-virtual-skyscrapers-in-new-app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963555/a-tour-of-experiential-magical-realism-games-from-the-triennale-game-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966365/better-than-simcity-how-architects-benefit-from-games-ft-special-guest-quilian-riano-on-archinect-sessions-79" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Better than SimCity: how architects benefit from games, ft. special guest Quilian Riano on Archinect Sessions #79</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962572/new-renderings-of-bjarke-ingels-high-line-towers-show-crowns-and-amenity-bridges New Renderings of Bjarke Ingels’ High Line Towers Show Crowns and Amenity Bridges Alyssa Alimurung 2016-08-10T17:31:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T12:50:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/be/be1q9kulfl4ewply.jpg" width="650" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In November 2015, Bjarke Ingels&lsquo; released images of a pair of asymmetric, twisting towers along the High Line at 76 Eleventh Avenue then at the beginning of this year, the design changed to a simpler silhouette with more space in between the two buildings. Now it has been revealed through another group of renderings glass crowns at the 300- and 400-foot tops, the retail podium and plaza fronting the High Line, and two amenity-filled podium bridges that will connect the towers.</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/149959136/bjarke-builds-a-model-and-explicates-his-design-process Bjarke builds a model! (and explicates his design process) Julia Ingalls 2016-07-21T14:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:51:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/367jnk9vlejzntlu.jpg" width="650" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Proving that he can hold his own against 8 to 14-year old contenders, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> demonstrates some model-building basics by participating in the "Build Your Own Pavilion" challenge, whose participants are usually still in grade school. Admittedly, Bjarke's nimble paper crinkling is integrated seamlessly into an explanation of the design concept behind his "unzipped" Serpentine Pavilion. Here's the full video:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953927/inga-saffron-calls-big-s-new-navy-yard-building-mesmerizing-reminiscent-of-a-richard-serra-sculpture Inga Saffron calls BIG's new Navy Yard building "mesmerizing", "reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-07-06T12:17:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cv/cv3yxgfpzxqgfwxa.jpg" width="650" height="505" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A spec office is not how a superstar usually makes a debut. [...] Ingels hasn't reinvented the form with 1200 Intrepid, but he does manage to inject it with an impressive level of pizzazz, imagination, and even refinement. [...] The optical effects are mesmerizing. If you stand at the corner and look across the breadth of the facade, the front wall appears to be tumbling to the ground like a collapsing row of dominos. The curves are reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: &quot;The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect.&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: "The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect."</a></li><li><a title="Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop</a></li><li><a title='"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941747/the-first-major-architect-who-disconnected-the-profession-completely-from-angst-rem-on-bjarke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke</a></li><li><a title="BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C.</a></li><li><a title='BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed Museum of London design shortlist revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T14:41:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:00:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/81/81cy71b48j566whh.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smithfield market will be the museum&rsquo;s new home, but which architectural vision should shape its future: the eye-catching one, the ghostly one, the corporate one &hellip; or the one that rings alarm bells? Little detail has been revealed about the shortlisted schemes, which will go on public exhibition from 10 June to 5 August with a winner chosen by an expert panel later this summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mb/mbdnt8zvpx7i6eoo.jpg"></p><p>Curb your cultural curiosities with the articles below:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></p></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950420/twists-and-turns-big-s-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses-on-archinect-sessions-67 Twists and Turns: BIG's Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses on Archinect Sessions #67 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-09T15:51:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T23:48:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c2/c24b8vshgqs3c9np.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147811744/big-to-design-2016-serpentine-pavilion-alongside-smaller-summer-houses-by-kunl-adeyemi-barkow-leibinger-yona-friedman-and-asif-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning Serpentine Pavilion, designed by BIG</a>, came with an architectural posse&mdash;for the first time in the Serpentine Pavilion's history, the annual competition also featured four "Summer Houses" designed by other international architects. The pavilion and summer houses open to the public tomorrow on the Serpentine Galleries' lawn in London's Royal Kensington Gardens, and we discuss our initial take on their at once surprising and familiar elements.</p><p>Get briefed on the pavilion and the summer houses with Robert Urquhart's coverage <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 67 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Twists and Turns":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-67.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p>Donna's endorsement: The <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/149949339/not-another-architect-movie/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"not another a...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: "The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-09T13:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:26:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y3/y3t0te5y94iic9ci.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I think when an artist exhibits in a gallery that is sometimes a white cube or a former power plant or warehouse, they have a lot of freedom to focus on the manifestation of their work. You can almost see the Serpentine Pavilion as exactly that: it&rsquo;s a small pavilion in a gigantic park. The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Opening to the public tomorrow, BIG's Serpentine Pavilion has been likened to pixels, Minecraft, Gehry, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"a wall that has enjoyed a good lunch."</a>&nbsp;Made from stacks of fiberglass boxes, the strikingly tall pavilion creates a light-filled canopy in its interior meeting space.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkWDY8lXAAAAFAw.jpg"></p><p>The structure was purchased by developer Westbank and will be disassembled to tour the U.S. and Asia once the Serpentine's Summer Architecture Programme ends, on October 9. As pointed out by <em>The&nbsp;</em><em>Guardian</em>'s&nbsp;architecture critic&nbsp;Oliver Wainwright on <a href="https://twitter.com/ollywainwright/status/740210577335844864" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, the design greatly resembles BIG's 2008 residential proposal for Ansan, South Korea.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkWDYstXEAAPsyi.jpg"></p><p>For more Serpentine Pavilion coverage:</p><ul><li><a title="Inside Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950556/inside-kunl-adeyemi-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a title="Inside Yona Friedman's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950330/inside-yona-friedman-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Yona Friedman's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Possibly the Serpentine's most impressive pavilion yet&quot;: Olly Wainwright on BIG's Serpentine Pavilion" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Possibly the Serpentine's most impressive pavilion yet": Olly Wainwright on BIG's Serpentine Pavilion</a></li><li><a title="Construction of Serpentine Pavilions begins" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944944/construction-of-serpentine-pavilions-begins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction of Serpentine Pavilions begins</a></li><li><a title="What's the Big Deal&#8253; &ndash; Assemble, Serpentine and YAP winners, and BIG controversy on Archinect Sessions #52, with special guest co-host Will Galloway" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147831854/what-s-the-big-deal-assemble-serpentine-and-yap-winners-and-big-controversy-on-archinect-sessions-52-with-special-guest-co-host-will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the Big Deal&#8253; &ndash; Assemble, Serpentine and YAP winners, and BIG controversy on Archi...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944944/construction-of-serpentine-pavilions-begins Construction of Serpentine Pavilions begins Nicholas Korody 2016-05-13T05:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:50:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t1/t1cno0m3gazi8xd2.jpg" width="650" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction of the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses has started. For the first time, the Serpentine Galleries has expanded its annual architecture programme to include four Summer Houses, located a short walk from the Gallery in Kensington Gardens, in addition to the 16th Pavilion on the Gallery lawn. For the fourth year running AECOM, in collaboration with David Glover, is delivering technical advisory services for the project...</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is the first year that the main Serpentine Pavilion &ndash; designed by BIG this time &ndash; will be accompanied by a series of smaller "summer pavilions." Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi of NL&Eacute;, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman and Asif Khan have each designed a pavilion for the nearby Kensington Gardens.</p><p>The pavilions will open to the public in June.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/07/075e2k9at9zlmezh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vr/vr560c8lqmzdtrnn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uu/uucmtyetr1cdgju5.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T19:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not content to merely redefine <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">skyscrapers</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">football stadiums</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the agency of the architect</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> is now leaping into the realm of transportation, joining up with Hyperloop to "transform the future of public infrastructure."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8pwl9wtb85yt1jnr.jpg"></p><p>Bjarke explained it thusly:&nbsp;"Traditionally, the work of an architect is to design buildings for the same known program - a residence or a workplace - and try to squeeze in a marginal improvement here or an elegant design solution there. With Hyperloop we are not only designing a futuristic station or a very fast train - we are dealing with an entirely novel technology with the potential to completely transform how our existing cities will grow and evolve - &nbsp;and how new cities will be conceived and constructed."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jjmtxlnl8b2ent7s.jpg"></p><p>For its part, AECOM will focus on improving the freight end of the transportation system, focusing its highly trained teams on the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.&nbsp;"AECOMs partnership with Hyperloop One has the potential to transform ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934618/60-minutes-profiles-bjarke-ingels-the-starchitect 60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect" Alexander Walter 2016-03-14T18:16:00-04:00 >2016-03-15T16:18:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/52/52eeabd5cedab19798cad38348aabdef.jpg" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The culture at BIG is intense but in off-hours, blowing off steam dressed as your favorite comic book hero isn't uncommon. That's the boss armed with a gun full of tequila. Bjarke Ingels: The way we work is maybe unlike certain architects that have a very particular style where it is the auteur. It has to be the design principal who makes the strokes of genius. I don't have to come up with the best idea. It is my job to make sure that it is always the best idea that wins.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looking for even BIGger news on Archinect? Here are a few recent stories to begin with:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148885108/serpentine-unzips-bjarke-ingels-pavilion-and-4-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine unzips Bjarke Ingels' Pavilion and 4 Summer Houses</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Snøhetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works Nicholas Korody 2016-03-02T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:06:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7bs8k30weryhfjqe.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Albright-Knox Art Gallery wants to create a public space that could rival Canalside while expanding and remaking one of the city&rsquo;s most recognizable institutions. And gallery officials are looking to some of the most respected architects in the world to make it happen. They have narrowed the list of potential architects for the gallery&rsquo;s upcoming expansion project to five firms with experience building in challenging urban environments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Located in the historic, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is one of the major cultural hotspots of New York State's second largest city. Now, the contemporary and modern art gallery plans a major expansion of its facilities, which originally opened in 1905 and later gained an addition designed by Gordon Bushaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.</p><p>The Albright-Knox Gallery announced a preliminary list of prominent designers, with a plan to select one by mid-June. The firms are:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sn&oslash;hetta</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bjarke Ingels Group</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77378666/why" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>wHY</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/895/allied-works-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Allied Works Architecture</strong></a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/25/25lxfk3tyzoin81k.jpg"></p><p>Unlike with other architectural competitions, the Albright-Knox Galley has not asked the firms to submit a near-finalized design. Instead, they've incorporated a yearlong period into the planning process, in order to foster close collaboration with the chosen architects.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re not in a design competition to choose a design and then build it. We&rsquo;re in a process of choosing a partner,&rdquo; Albright-Knox director Janne Sir...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto Justine Testado 2016-02-22T18:19:00-05:00 >2016-07-20T09:32:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ic/icjcnnmj6i1kqfsa.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The sentiment is warm and fuzzy. The design, however, is radical: BIG has imagined a complex that would be unlike any other building in the city &ndash; or, indeed, North America. The scheme blends an unusual stack-of-blocks form, and adds a complex weave of public and private spaces underneath and within the heart of the building itself...the effect [Bjarke Ingels] is going for is akin to 'a Mediterranean mountain town.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent BIG projects:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147811744/big-to-design-2016-serpentine-pavilion-alongside-smaller-summer-houses-by-kunl-adeyemi-barkow-leibinger-yona-friedman-and-asif-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG to design 2016 Serpentine Pavilion, alongside smaller "Summer Houses" by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, Barkow Leibinger, Yona Friedman and Asif Kahn</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147831854/what-s-the-big-deal-assemble-serpentine-and-yap-winners-and-big-controversy-on-archinect-sessions-52-with-special-guest-co-host-will-galloway What's the Big Deal‽ – Assemble, Serpentine and YAP winners, and BIG controversy on Archinect Sessions #52, with special guest co-host Will Galloway Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-11T18:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T12:49:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jfaefq1iu2wtmqb.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Long-time Archinector and reliably sane commentator <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> joins us from his base in Tokyo to discuss the weekly news, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his interview with Assemble</a>, crucially taking place mere weeks before they won the Turner Prize. While news from Bjarke Ingels Group commanded the feistiest comment threads this week &ndash; with renderings of BIG's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spiraling Hudson Yards tower</a> provoking debate over craft in skyscrapers, and the firm being selected to design the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147811744/big-to-design-2016-serpentine-pavilion-alongside-smaller-summer-houses-by-kunl-adeyemi-barkow-leibinger-yona-friedman-and-asif-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion for 2016</a> in their last last eligible year &ndash; recent news included big wins for firms both star-studded and unknown. MoMA PS1 named <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147120123/escobedo-sol-z-studio-is-the-winner-of-moma-ps1-s-2016-young-architects-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio as the 2016 winner of its Young Architects Program</a>, for their "Weaving the Courtyard" submission, while <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147362019/zaha-hadid-joins-the-ranks-of-riba-gold-medalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Zaha Hadid received her RIBA Gold Medal</a> (the first woman to win solo). Lastly, for you planning wonks, we throw in a brief discussion of a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147290493/planning-war-zone-the-battle-for-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversial proposed ballot measure</a> to halt big developments in Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 52 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Ses...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards Justine Testado 2016-02-08T18:56:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T23:50:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tl/tlfx5mbvc6z56lha.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The New York cityscape might get another tower from Bjarke Ingels. At 1,005 feet, <a href="http://www.thespiralny.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Spiral"</a> is a new office building proposed to fill up an entire block on 66 Hudson Boulevard in Manhattan's West Side. The concept was unveiled today.&nbsp;</p><p>The 65-story Spiral is set to be the fourth tallest tower in the rapidly redeveloping Hudson Yards neighborhood.&nbsp;The 2.85 million square-foot structure shows off a glass exterior and, most notably, cascading landscaped terraces and hanging gardens, akin to BIG's affinity for incorporating slopes and spirals into their designs. As its name describes, the Spiral's terraces will wrap around the tower in an ascending motion to create a continuous green pathway and give easy access to outdoor space on each floor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6f/6f3ppp59w1ign5tu.jpg"></p><p>Located at the intersection of the four-acre Hudson Boulevard Park and The High Line, the Spire&nbsp;"will punctuate the northern end of...the linear park [and it] will appear to carry through into the tower, forming an ascending ribbon of lively green...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146650375/the-future-of-new-york-s-skyline The Future of New York’s Skyline Richard Meier & Partners 2016-01-26T11:44:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:07:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w9/w9bt2ibsswmkqsub.jpg" width="620" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The biggest names impacting New York&rsquo;s skyline come together to discuss the projects that now epitomize the city, the ever-evolving real estate market and what&rsquo;s next for New York&rsquo;s neighborhoods.</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/146368753/bjarke-ingels-shouldn-t-be-proud-to-have-the-washington-redskins-as-a-client-according-to-critic-philip-kennicott Bjarke Ingels shouldn't be proud to have the Washington Redskins as a client, according to critic Philip Kennicott Justine Testado 2016-01-22T20:04:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T01:24:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fg/fgmigfitkf5y475j.jpg" width="640" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To understand how strange this pairing of client and architect is, you have to contemplate two things: the deeply embedded social progressivism that has become the standard worldview of international architectural firms such as BIG; and organizations such as the NFL, a private club for 1 percenters that bullies municipalities and treats its own players&rsquo; health with indifference. Can this marriage last? Is BIG motivated by naivete or cynicism?</p></em><br /><br /><p>WaPo's art and architecture critic Philip Kennicott discusses the oddities of BIG's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193852/bjarke-ingels-group-big-tackles-nfl-stadium-design-for-the-washington-redskins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent commission</a> to design a new stadium for the Washington Redskins &mdash; and the team's problematic name is just the tip of the iceberg.</p><p>More on Archinect:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145193852/bjarke-ingels-group-big-tackles-nfl-stadium-design-for-the-washington-redskins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, tackles NFL stadium design for the Washington Redskin</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145653809/nfl-football-is-officially-returning-to-los-angeles-gigantic-new-stadium-might-even-be-home-to-more-than-just-one-team" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NFL football is officially returning to Los Angeles: gigantic new stadium might even be home to more than just one team</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131279044/herzog-de-meuron-s-stadium-in-chelsea-will-be-a-hefty-brute-of-a-thing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's stadium in Chelsea "will be a hefty brute of a thing"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134568620/organic-kale-for-posh-la-football-fans-newly-unveiled-stadium-design-sports-a-farmers-market-and-vvip-parking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Organic kale for posh LA football fans: Newly unveiled stadium design sports a farmers' market and VVIP parking</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146286839/the-haves-and-the-have-nots-digesting-the-most-important-news-of-the-week-that-was-on-archinect-sessions-49 "The Haves and the Have Nots" – digesting the most important news of the week that was, on Archinect Sessions #49 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-21T18:46:00-05:00 >2016-01-22T15:08:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5w/5w4ofmke0u5la46f.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As last week's episode was taken up by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145730933/making-a-pritzker-laureate-martha-thorne-executive-director-of-the-pritzker-architecture-prize-gives-us-an-inside-look-at-the-prestigious-award-on-archinect-sessions-48" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker-hooplah</a>, this episode takes a look back at the major news items of the last week(ish) and gets you caught up with what's been happening in Archinect news.</p><p>We discuss: the recent <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052779/it-s-about-recognizing-someone-as-existing-photo-exhibit-depicts-l-a-s-homelessness-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">photo exhibition on homelessness at USC</a> (which closes tomorrow!); the Treasury Department's controversial new practice of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146032640/u-s-to-start-tracking-secret-buyers-of-luxury-real-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tracking and identifying secret buyers of luxury housing</a>; how BIG's 2 World Trade Center is now in limbo after "anchor tenant" <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rupert Murdoch has pulled out</a>; the demolition of yet another <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145825751/too-old-to-be-hip-but-too-young-to-be-venerated-say-good-bye-to-the-brutalist-fogarty-building-in-downtown-providence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">not-beloved-enough Brutalist building</a>; the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145806465/the-u-s-just-got-4-billion-to-spend-on-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">big ol' chunk of cash</a> the U.S. now has to prepare for driverless cars; and the ongoing debacle over the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, as Zaha Hadid Architects accuses Kengo Kuma Associates of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146053608/did-kengo-kuma-copy-elements-of-zaha-hadid-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">copying their design</a>, while <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145735758/tokyo-olympics-refusing-to-pay-zaha-hadid-for-work-on-the-national-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan won't pay ZHA</a> until they hand over the design copyrights.</p><p>Phew! What a week. All original news postings are available in the shownotes.</p><p>Listen to episode 49 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "The Haves and the Hav...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal Alexander Walter 2016-01-18T17:48:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T11:24:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3p/3pzbhlwq9puy4d64.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rupert Murdoch has dropped his plans to relocate 21st Century Fox and News Corp. to 2 World Trade Center. In a statement issued Friday afternoon, World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein declared himself &ldquo;disappointed&rdquo; by the news. [...] In June, the two media companies signed a letter of intent with Silverstein to occupy 1.5 million square feet for 30 years at a 2 World Trade Center designed by architect Bjarke Ingels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>2 WTC previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143436084/2-world-trade-center-receives-9m-rent-assistance-from-port-authority-to-expedite-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 World Trade Center receives $9M rent assistance from Port Authority to expedite project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138339682/bjarke-ingels-and-the-challenges-of-designing-two-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels and the challenges of designing Two World Trade Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133642467/2-world-trade-center-could-be-the-most-expensive-office-tower-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 World Trade Center Could Be the Most Expensive Office Tower in the World</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145730937/updated-renderings-revealed-for-bjarke-ingels-high-line-twin-ish-towers Updated renderings revealed for Bjarke Ingels' High Line twin(ish) towers Alexander Walter 2016-01-14T14:10:00-05:00 >2016-09-15T17:13:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/49/491d773c072f91ded6c66bb3b97b5d7d.jpg" width="650" height="476" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project&rsquo;s makeup is evidently still undergoing changes, as the developers have waffled between either hotel or office options in the base of the buildings... Given the sky-high prices developers can obtain for office space in Meatpacking and surrounding blocks, office may indeed make more sense than hotel... In any case, the buildings will become the most prominent in the neighborhood by a significant margin. The two towers will stand 28 and 38 floors apiece...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141735417/revealed-bjarke-ingels-brand-new-high-line-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REVEALED: Bjarke Ingels&rsquo; Brand New High Line Towers</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145193852/bjarke-ingels-group-big-tackles-nfl-stadium-design-for-the-washington-redskins Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, tackles NFL stadium design for the Washington Redskins Julia Ingalls 2016-01-07T13:45:00-05:00 >2016-01-11T12:58:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/obxq1x5czj2zxl7z.jpg" width="650" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;People involved in building stadiums are usually very reliant on the firms who have demonstrated a strong record in understanding sports sites,&rdquo; [Christopher S.] Dunlavey said. &ldquo;BIG is known very well for very innovative architecture and design, but they haven&rsquo;t been known for that kind of expertise.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>National Football League sports stadium design isn't usually a province of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138591091/the-in-crowd-review-of-conversations-with-architects-in-the-age-of-celebrity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">starchitect</a>, but in typical convention-defying style, the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> isn't letting that deter them. In other parts of the world, starchitects have had mixed success with stadium design; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134644835/herzog-de-meuron-named-2015-riba-jencks-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron's Bird's Nest</a>&nbsp;for the 2008 Olympics was widely considered to be a success, while <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>'s proposed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136962417/zaha-hadid-ineligible-to-participate-in-tokyo-stadium-design-build-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New National Stadium for Japan devolved</a> into a nightmare of construction cost inflation and politics. The politics behind the STILL-insensitively-named Redskins' stadium are already fraught; among other issues, the team is trying to lock down a site. Good luck, Bjarke!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z0/z02hznllhvq3k2q0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nk/nkrd4ovtgzfca1m6.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143436084/2-world-trade-center-receives-9m-rent-assistance-from-port-authority-to-expedite-project 2 World Trade Center receives $9M rent assistance from Port Authority to expedite project Alexander Walter 2015-12-15T13:14:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T13:16:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pc/pcrimpviuwmw2w1k.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved subsidies to help expedite the construction of lower Manhattan&rsquo;s 2 World Trade Center [...]. Developer Silverstein Properties Inc., which leases the sites for 2 World Trade Center and two other towers from the Port Authority, would receive a rent break that amounts to $9 million over the life of the lease [...]. The agency had previously maintained that 2 World Trade would be built entirely without public assistance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138339682/bjarke-ingels-and-the-challenges-of-designing-two-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels and the challenges of designing Two World Trade Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133642467/2-world-trade-center-could-be-the-most-expensive-office-tower-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 World Trade Center Could Be the Most Expensive Office Tower in the World</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117113216/port-authority-reveals-plan-to-sell-world-trade-center-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Port Authority reveals plan to sell World Trade Center site</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141735417/revealed-bjarke-ingels-brand-new-high-line-towers REVEALED: Bjarke Ingels’ Brand New High Line Towers Alyssa Alimurung 2015-11-23T11:02:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:10:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lq/lq5mg0x4cf77qnjf.jpg" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in February it was revealed that HFZ Capital Group was in talks to bring a &ldquo;monumental&rdquo; new structure to a lot at 76 11th Avenue in the Meatpacking District. And between shortlisted architects Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels, in April the developer decided to move forward with starchitect-of-the-moment Ingels for the high-profile project. Now Yimby has our first look at the design that may rise along the coveted High Line site.</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/141282117/big-sanaa-lacaton-vassal-pre-qualified-to-compete-in-designing-new-aarhus-school-of-architecture BIG, SANAA, Lacaton & Vassal pre-qualified to compete in designing new Aarhus School of Architecture Justine Testado 2015-11-17T14:06:00-05:00 >2015-11-19T14:01:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k2/k2xwhd1xrcnyreb1.jpg" width="650" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/18812/arkitektskolen-aarhus-the-aarhus-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aarhus School of Architecture</a> in Denmark is set on revamping itself with the construction of a brand new school building, and the search to find the architect to design it is underway. According to the School, a total of 42 teams worldwide responded to the first phase of the competition. Along with&nbsp;the Danish Building &amp; Property Agency &mdash; the contractor of the project, the School selected three pre-qualified teams from a strong field of candidates. They are:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>&nbsp;(Denmark) along with Transform + Ramb&oslash;ll +&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/58461003/sla-landscape-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SLA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>&nbsp;(Japan) along with B+G Ingenieure +&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17195943/sasaki-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sasaki and Partners</a></li><li>LACATON &amp; VASSAL (France) along with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/66029871/powerhouse-company" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Powerhouse</a>&nbsp;+ Kristine Jensens Tegnestue</li></ul><p>However, there are still three spots left. When the next phase starts in December, the Danish Building &amp; Property Agency will launch an open international design competition welcoming all architects and architecture students, from which the last three candidates will be chosen.</p><p>All six pre-qualified candidates will then advance to the restricte...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133974036/get-a-glimpse-of-these-hacked-ikea-kitchens-by-big-henning-larsen-and-norm-architects Get a glimpse of these hacked IKEA kitchens by BIG, Henning Larsen, and NORM Architects Justine Testado 2015-08-11T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-19T07:47:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p3/p3hrc3z78a8dq7vj.jpg" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here comes another product collaboration between famous architects and affordable-brand giants. Pretty soon, consumers worldwide can add a hint of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8389/henning-larsen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects</a>, or <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82141010/norm-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NORM Architects</a> into their everyday kitchen space. Danish furniture brand <a href="http://www.reformcph.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reform</a>, whose <a href="http://www.reformcph.com/en/concept/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">concept</a> focuses on hacking IKEA kitchen-cabinet fronts with their own customized designs, collaborated with the big-name architects in envisioning the new collection of kitchen cabinets. The kitchens will make their public debut at the <a href="http://www.northmodern.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">northmodern</a> trade show on August 13-15 and will be on sale starting September 1 (promotional video below).</p><p>The cabinets already have the on-trend sleekness and minimalism down, but stamping on the names of famous architecture firms ups the chic factor effortlessly. The cabinets by the one and only Bjarke Ingels Group&nbsp;&mdash; who is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100228770/big-kilo-launch-big-cities-tableware-for-rosenthal-s-gropius-inspired-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">no stranger to designing home products</a>&nbsp;&mdash; are available in white and oak or stainless steel, with a composite table top and composite wash. The cabinets come with ha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133642467/2-world-trade-center-could-be-the-most-expensive-office-tower-in-the-world 2 World Trade Center Could Be the Most Expensive Office Tower in the World Dana Schulz 2015-08-06T13:25:00-04:00 >2015-08-06T14:48:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uvzjfvrx44u27usg.jpg" width="650" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction of the Bjarke Ingels-designed 2 World Trade Center will come with a $4 billion price tag. The 2.8 million-square-foot downtown tower will top out at 1,340 feet, just 28 feet shy of One World Trade Center, which currently holds the title of the world&rsquo;s most expensive office building with construction costs coming in at $3.8 billion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Larry Silverstein, developer of 2 World Trade Center, is looking for&nbsp;$500 million in financing to fund the $4 billion tower&rsquo;s completion. If all goes according to plan, a lease could be signed by the end of the year and construction could start next year with a 2020 completion date.</p>