Archinect - News 2016-05-03T02:54:25-04:00 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/514x/52/52eeabd5cedab19798cad38348aabdef.jpg" width="514" height="287" 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/514x/7b/7bs8k30weryhfjqe.jpg" width="514" height="313" 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 >2016-02-27T12:01:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ic/icjcnnmj6i1kqfsa.jpg" width="514" height="289" 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/514x/0j/0jfaefq1iu2wtmqb.jpg" width="514" height="333" 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/514x/tl/tlfx5mbvc6z56lha.jpg" width="514" height="289" 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/514x/w9/w9bt2ibsswmkqsub.jpg" width="514" height="295" 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/514x/fg/fgmigfitkf5y475j.jpg" width="514" height="373" 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/514x/5w/5w4ofmke0u5la46f.jpg" width="514" height="333" 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/514x/3p/3pzbhlwq9puy4d64.jpg" width="514" height="350" 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 >2016-01-19T20:02:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/49/491d773c072f91ded6c66bb3b97b5d7d.jpg" width="514" height="376" 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/514x/ob/obxq1x5czj2zxl7z.jpg" width="514" height="326" 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/514x/pc/pcrimpviuwmw2w1k.jpg" width="514" height="350" 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/514x/lq/lq5mg0x4cf77qnjf.jpg" width="514" height="349" 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/514x/k2/k2xwhd1xrcnyreb1.jpg" width="514" height="313" 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/514x/p3/p3hrc3z78a8dq7vj.jpg" width="514" height="328" 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/514x/uv/uvzjfvrx44u27usg.jpg" width="514" height="370" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/129812774/there-is-nothing-so-stable-as-change-nick-taylor-director-of-big-s-2wtc-video-and-mcshane-murnane-of-project-m-plus-on-archinect-sessions-34 There is nothing so stable as change: Nick Taylor, director of BIG's 2WTC video, and McShane Murnane of Project M Plus on Archinect Sessions #34 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-18T18:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-08T10:13:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oagumq7cb4h3dloe.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Easily the biggest news of last week, and probably of this year, was the unveiling of BIG's design for 2WTC. For a project of such status, on such a highly charged site, representation must be handled with expert care &ndash; so to dig a bit deeper into <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the splashy video introducing&nbsp;2WTC</a>, we spoke with Nick Taylor, co-founder of <a href="http://www.squintopera.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Squint/Opera</a> and director of the BIG video. We cover Squint/Opera's historied relationship with architects and how creative vision is managed across many powerful stakeholders.</p><p>Paul and Amelia also sat down with McShane Murnane, architecture director and co-founder of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31033119/project-m-plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project M Plus</a>, a husband-wife creative studio out of Los Angeles' Silver Lake. Often viewed as a case-study for gentrification in LA, Silver Lake has established a highly specific aesthetic within the Californian sensibility, that has its pros and cons &ndash; we speak with Murnane about how he's dealt with issues of developmental displacement head-on.</p><p>And in the news, we discuss how&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129654403/tadao-ando-amid-serious-health-concerns-just-being-alive-isn-t-sufficient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>&nbsp;is faring am...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129641496/last-week-today-june-8-15-2015-big-projects-big-opinions Last week today, June 8-15 2015: BIG projects, big opinions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-15T18:33:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T14:50:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bw/bwoddoc5d5k51zth.jpg" width="514" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, June 12:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="The new OMA-designed Garage Museum opens in Moscow" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129418502/the-new-oma-designed-garage-museum-opens-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The new OMA-designed Garage Museum opens in Moscow</a>: On the design, Koolhaas has been quoted with&nbsp;"not restoring the building, but preserving its decay". The original Soviet-era building used to be a restaurant.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, June 11:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Stargazing with Patrik Schumacher: Episode 33 of Archinect Sessions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129273931/stargazing-with-patrik-schumacher-episode-33-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stargazing with Patrik Schumacher: Episode 33 of Archinect Sessions</a>: Patrik Schumacher discusses <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his recent op-ed for Archinect</a>.</li><li><a title="The Cooper Union turmoil continues: President Jamshed Bharucha resigns" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129326913/the-cooper-union-turmoil-continues-president-jamshed-bharucha-resigns" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cooper Union turmoil continues: President Jamshed Bharucha resigns</a>: In the midst of student protests and five trustees resigning, President Bharucha also stepped down last week. This came after the Cooper Union's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128257230/cooper-union-graduates-stage-tuition-protest-at-commencement-ceremony" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Board had already voted not to renew </a>Bharucha's contract as president next year.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, June 10:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Five Cooper Union trustees just resigned" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129251398/five-cooper-union-trustees-just-resigned" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Five Cooper Union trustees just resigned</a>: Among them were Daniel Libeskind,&nbsp;Mark Epstein (the board&rsquo;s former chairman), Vassar College president Catharine Bond Hill, Francois de Menil (the board&rsquo;s vice chairman), and investment banker Monica Vachher.</li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but a...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/129637458/is-thomas-heatherwick-designing-google-s-london-hq Is Thomas Heatherwick designing Google's London HQ? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T19:31:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0f6m6franz60glb.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google's ambitious &pound;1 billion King's Cross development, which will be the technology giant's European headquarters, has faced repeated delays since it was first announced back in 2013. The project currently has "no target completion date."</p></em><br /><br /><p>This news came to <em>Business Insider</em>&nbsp;via&nbsp;"a source close to Heatherwick", although neither Google nor Heatherwick has commented on it at this time. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12450131/heatherwick-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heatherwick</a> is already pinned to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122588365/critical-response-to-googleplex-expansion-focuses-on-suburban-development-not-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">expansion of Google's Mountain View headquarters</a>, along with Bjarke Ingels of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>. Previous designs by local firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772/allford-hall-monaghan-morris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMM</a> were rejected by Google earlier this year, but it's unclear whether they'll still play a role in the design process.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128581551/googleplex-expansion-pivots-big-and-heatherwick-design-onto-new-site Googleplex expansion pivots BIG and Heatherwick design onto new site Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-01T20:35:00-04:00 >2015-06-03T22:02:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a5/a55a6704d2feeba7ce0ad2dbde9329bc.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Google already had building rights for a fifth site overlooking Charleston Park, just east of the current Googleplex [...] A 2007 lease agreement allows Google to build up to 595,000 square feet of office and commercial space there. [...] The new plans feature the same futuristic designs by European architects Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick that were part of the larger plan debated by the city this year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For some background on the Googleplex expansion plans:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126833043/google-loses-to-linkedin-in-silicon-valley-hq-pitch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google loses to LinkedIn in Silicon Valley HQ pitch</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122588365/critical-response-to-googleplex-expansion-focuses-on-suburban-development-not-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Critical response to Googleplex expansion focuses on suburban development, not architecture</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121746764/google-unveils-big-heatherwick-studios-collaboration-for-new-campus-master-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Unveils BIG + Heatherwick Studios Collaboration for New Campus Master Plan</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/122507983/bjarke-ingels-and-oliver-wainwright-talk-new-york-dryline Bjarke Ingels and Oliver Wainwright talk New York Dryline Alexander Walter 2015-03-09T14:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T16:01:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5cdbqiqi2mr77e3.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There aren&rsquo;t many architects you would believe could hold back seas and save the world from being drowned by Biblical floods. But when you meet Bjarke Ingels, anything seems eminently possible. [...] If New York has to build 10 miles of flood defences to protect the city from another Hurricane Sandy, why not conceive the barrier as a brand new waterfront park? Climate security as leisure amenity. You can almost hear the standing ovation and all-American whooping in the background.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look into &ldquo;The BIG U&rdquo;, BIG&rsquo;s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121070622/big-s-telus-sky-tower-breaks-ground-in-calgary-canada BIG's Telus Sky Tower breaks ground in Calgary, Canada. Justine Testado 2015-02-19T09:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T14:46:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0ku9yuax9tgtbs2.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>BIG and Dialog's TELUS Sky Tower recently broke ground along 7th Avenue block in the heart of Calgary, Canada, a city full of corporate towers surrounded by low-density suburban neighborhoods. Unveiled i<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76682209/canadian-telecom-giant-telus-taps-big-for-landmark-tower-in-calgary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">n 2013</a>, the 761,235 sq.ft commercial tower integrates both working and living environments into one structure that aims to make Calgary's city center more varied and walkable. The tower's textured glass fa&ccedil;ade complements yet stands out from its environment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqudji392zpp9849.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dq3yj7q5vpiquqol.jpg"></p><p>According to the TELUS Sky website, the 59-story tower will begin with dining and retail spaces as well as access to adjacent buildings. The tower also has 26 floors of office spaces ranging from 7,636 sqft-18,997 sq.ft, followed by 29 floors of residential spaces consisting of 326 executive rental suites.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtaai518h1aqggv8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3p/3pb6ex44vavrnktf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvu45a7tdpme6b2z.jpg"></p><p>"The large floor plates for workplaces recede to achieve the slender dimensions&nbsp;of residential floor depths. The texture of the fa&ccedil;ade in a similar fashion evolves&nbsp;from a smooth glass fa&ccedil;ade enclosing the work space to a three-di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition Session 14: His bjark is BIGger than his bjite – A chat with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of BIG's "Hot to Cold" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-29T15:25:00-05:00 >2015-02-16T10:50:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xzk0lh3uzjgmzs7y.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This episode is a doozy. Paul and Amelia left the temperate sunshine of Los Angeles for Washington, DC's frigid monumentality, to interview Bjarke Ingels on the eve of his "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119262224/playing-with-climate-at-big-s-hot-to-cold-now-open-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hot to Cold" exhibition at the National Building Museum</a>. The 40-year old architect shared some quick-won wisdom about scaling a business, the Danish condition, and the indispensability of humor and play in architecture.</p><p>Donna and Ken joined Paul and Amelia to speak with <a href="http://archinect.com/lchang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian Chang</a>&nbsp;about her&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/119056065/the-architecture-salary-poll-visualized" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently published visualizations</a>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<a href="http://salaries.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Salary Poll</a>&nbsp;for the ACSA, in charming emoji-based data sets. The Sessions co-hosts also discuss <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119213308/aaron-betsky-to-lead-taliesin-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky's new appointment as the head of the deeply troubled Taliesin West</a>, and what <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne's demolition of Ray Bradbury's house</a> means for architecture preservation and sentimentality.</p><p>And for another climatological analogy, Paul and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dykema.com/professionals-brian_newman.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Newman</a>, <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Session</a></strong><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>s</strong></a>'s legal correspondent,&nbsp;poke at the tip of the iceberg concerning issues of copyright in architecture. &nbsp;</p><p>A remind...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119262224/playing-with-climate-at-big-s-hot-to-cold-now-open-at-the-national-building-museum Playing with climate at BIG's "Hot to Cold", now open at the National Building Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-26T14:12:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T20:58:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dwaqa1rqu35wfxzg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From inside the National Building Museum&rsquo;s cavernous atrium, gaze upwards and you&rsquo;ll see a series of white icons, suspended from the ceiling. Printed on square boards, the symbols loop around the museum&rsquo;s 800-foot arcade, their background shifting from red to green to blue. This iconic distillation is the core organization strategy for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a>&rsquo;s &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115654753/big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition-opens-at-the-national-building-museum-next-month" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hot to Cold</a>&rdquo; exhibition, which opened in DC last Friday, categorizing the wunderkind and novel-minded firm&rsquo;s global projects into climatological groups of hot, temperate, and cold.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ub/ubptnxn3c98yx2r4.jpg"></p><p>Despite the name, the exhibition isn&rsquo;t about the architectural imperatives of climate change. Rather, &ldquo;Hot to Cold&rdquo; is a showcase of BIG&rsquo;s diversity of work (built and not) around the world, in program and local biome. Opening to the public in the U.S. capital, the exhibition comes at a strategic time in BIG&rsquo;s project trajectory, having been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113597893/smithsonian-hires-big-architecture-group-for-2-billion-south-mall-renovation-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently assigned to the massive Smithsonian renovation project</a>, and hot on the heels of their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG Maze</a> at the s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118291603/video-bjarke-ingels-gives-a-peek-of-upcoming-europa-city-amusement-hub VIDEO: Bjarke Ingels gives a peek of upcoming Europa City amusement hub Justine Testado 2015-01-13T20:33:00-05:00 >2015-01-15T06:44:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8u9mxy41vf5vvtf.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is Bjarke Ingels building an amusement park? The architect created a promotional film with <a href="http://www.squintopera.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Squint/Opera</a> that presents his proposed design for Europa City, a leisure and recreational destination that will be built north of Paris by the year 2020. Construction is currently scheduled to start in 2017.</p><p>In the first film, Bjarke Ingels introduces the project, whose plan consists of radial streets connected by a central loop pathway and adjacent quarters with designated spaces for a water park, an international exhibition hall, sports, music venues, retail, restaurants, and hotels. In a way, Europa City resembles the snail-like layout of the Parisian arrondissements. The second film tours each of Europa City's quarters through the use of photorealistic 3D and 2D graphics and stills.</p><p>See the videos for yourself below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117886957/bjarke-ingels-offers-his-architectural-advice-to-young-architects Bjarke Ingels offers his architectural advice to young architects Alexander Walter 2015-01-08T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:26:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4r7jap6y0k44gpru.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We live in the anthropogenic age, where humans don&rsquo;t adapt to life, but life adapts to human needs, Ingels explains, which makes his advice to young architects designing tomorrow&rsquo;s world simple and clear. The key for young architects is to acquire the tools and language to comprehend the human needs outside of the architectural bubble, and understand that they are here to accommodate - and not to be accommodated.</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/115654753/big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition-opens-at-the-national-building-museum-next-month BIG's “HOT TO COLD” exhibition opens at the National Building Museum next month Justine Testado 2014-12-10T14:29:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T18:10:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/crmxe9v7fgnpr8im.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BIG is returning to the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. with a new exhibition titled "HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation", just a few months after their successful giant indoor maze this past summer that brought in more than 50,000 visitors -- and a marriage proposal. Opening on January 24, the exhibition will showcase BIG's latest projects and more than 60 3-D models will be suspended at the second-floor balconies of the Museum's Great Hall.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apzjddivu3a8l3p7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/iso75igf5ovwdobb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; BIG is coming back to the National Building Museum just a few months after their popular Maze installation <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past summer</a>.</p><p><strong>Learn more about the exhibition on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/bigs_upcoming_hot_to_cold_exhibition_at_the_national_building_museum1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115127457/first-images-of-big-s-malaysia-square-in-london-s-battersea-power-station First images of BIG’s Malaysia Square in London’s Battersea Power Station Justine Testado 2014-12-03T19:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T12:46:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/heqiigadenz4vw81.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first images of Bjarke Ingels Group's public square [officially titled Malaysia Square] for the &pound;8 billion Battersea Power Station redevelopment in London have been revealed just a few weeks after BIG was appointed as the competition-winning designer. The public square, which will be BIG's first U.K. project, is only a part of the Battersea Power Station's redevelopment plan.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h6/h665xnha5g1h5o7w.jpg"></p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/first_images_of_bigs_malaysia_square_in_londons_battersea_power_station/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for more details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113597893/smithsonian-hires-big-architecture-group-for-2-billion-south-mall-renovation-plan Smithsonian hires BIG architecture group for $2 billion South Mall renovation plan Archinect 2014-11-13T21:10:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:02:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/lo0tpizu7n5spzkt.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smithsonian officials are planning a $2 billion futuristic reimagining of the institute&rsquo;s southern campus that will create clear entrances, expand visitor services and upgrade mechanical systems to the historic Castle and the six buildings surrounding it. Architect Bjarke Ingels, partner at BIG in Manhattan, unveiled the proposal Thursday in the Smithsonian Institution Building, known as the Castle.</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/113589063/big-appointed-to-design-public-square-for-revamped-battersea-power-station BIG appointed to design public square for revamped Battersea Power Station Justine Testado 2014-11-13T18:20:00-05:00 >2014-11-14T10:16:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uy/uym11pshmzso7gvb.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BIG is about to make its debut in the UK. The Architects' Journal reported that the Danish firm was selected in an international competition to design the public square in the &pound;8 billion redevelopment of the historic Battersea Power Station, a decommissioned coal-fired power station in southwest London. A formal announcement is yet to be made.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Situated within the Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly-designed masterplan, BIG's public square is described as becoming the gateway to the revamped power station.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmxn41wacl7c8doe.jpg"></p><p>BIG, who is working alongside the Malaysian-backed Battersea Power Station Development in overseeing the design of the public square, is set to join the redevelopment project's star-studded list of architects.</p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/big_to_design_public_square_in_battersea_power_station_redevelopment/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a title="Gehry and Foster selected to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84837877/gehry-and-foster-selected-to-design-phase-3-at-battersea-power-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry and Foster selected to design Phase 3 at Battersea Power Station</a></p>