Archinect - News 2014-08-22T00:18:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105860949/denmark-s-cage-free-zoo-will-put-humans-in-captivity Denmark's cage-free zoo will put humans in captivity Alexander Walter 2014-08-05T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:42:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b82fd38ad01cc829a31591e95ce3dd21.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bjarke Ingels&rsquo;s &lsquo;zootopia&rsquo; reverses the role of captor and captive to let animals roam free, while humans are hidden from view. But will it become a feral version of the Hunger Games?</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/104013334/is-maverick-master-builder-bjarke-ingels-the-world-s-smartest-architect-or-just-the-craziest Is maverick master builder Bjarke Ingels the world's smartest architect - or just the craziest? Archinect 2014-07-12T13:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T21:23:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/989a8b19f816d77fe3ece34a1e9a5e4e.jpg" width="460" height="572" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I love the metaphor of Twister," he says. "When you begin the game, it's simple &ndash; put your left hand there, right foot here. But as you start piling on demands, you force architecture out of its box, and the building ends up bending over backwards in its efforts to please every single criteria and it ends up looking different. Maybe it's being from a Danish background, with the ultimate culture of consensus, but I always see the potential for synergy or harmony..."</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/81442279/architects-to-the-rescue Architects to the Rescue? HotSoup 2013-09-09T14:19:00-04:00 >2013-09-17T00:21:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gg/ggug7h8w58pas1hl.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost a dozen major architecture contests are underway. By calling in the pros, city and federal officials are casting a wide net for fixes. &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t have all the good ideas, and I don&rsquo;t care who does have them,&rdquo; Mayor Bloomberg said recently.</p></em><br /><br /><p> New York City and the feds are turning to design luminaries from the city and around the globe to help the five boroughs rebuild. But are the designers up to the task of saving the city from the next disaster? And will anyone actually follow their advice?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77920769/interview-bjarke-ingels-of-big Interview: Bjarke Ingels of BIG Archinect 2013-07-25T18:45:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T19:19:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00d68ac9490dbe0c77e316f86b50b8a6.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Michael Holt speaks to Bjarke Ingels, founder of Danish practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), about the exchange of skills and ideas that stem from international collaborations, and the potential for a hybrid of urban, landscape and architectural form at Barangaroo.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68530453/smithsonian-hires-bjarke-ingels-group-to-rethink-historic-d-c-campus Smithsonian hires Bjarke Ingels Group to rethink historic D.C. campus Archinect 2013-02-28T16:02:00-05:00 >2013-03-02T09:24:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lf/lfyi4le60md6vy2j.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ingels has been asked to envision a gateway, one that invites visitors to learn, rest and escape and then leads them north to the rest of the Mall. B.I.G. will be responsible for site and building investigations, programming, campus planning, architectural and engineering design concepts and cost analysis. The area "suffers from some notable impediments, and the buildings within the landscape are not utilized in a fully functional and efficient way," the Smithsonian says.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62254311/the-emergence-of-architect-branded-property-development The emergence of architect-branded property development Archinect 2012-11-27T11:34:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:59:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v3fbczlbskinpwpg.jpg" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Like Gehry, Ingels relies on the expertise of Packes, SLCE and Durst in his quest to rethink a played-out product. Design, Ingels said, is more than &ldquo;coming up with stuff. We translate specific expert knowledge into a response that addresses given conditions in a new way.&rdquo; That ought to be an obvious approach. I hope other developers take notice.</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/57262243/bjarke-ingels-architect-as-midwife Bjarke Ingels: Architect as Midwife Archinect 2012-09-14T12:11:00-04:00 >2014-02-18T22:51:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iz/izz45a4t1qr26ri1.jpg" width="514" height="269" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young starchitect Bjarke Ingels talks manifestation, midwifery and shamanism while riding down the Venice canals in this short by Kelly Loudenberg.</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/56166578/green-spots-not-grey-spots Green spots, not grey spots Archinect 2012-08-28T17:48:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T19:11:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3e75ffe2488be10373834e80b5a6e1a3.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ingels looks boyish in his &ldquo;Free Ai Wei Wei&rdquo; T-shirt and his enthusiasm as he explains his early ambitions to be a comic book artist is infectious. He switches enthusiasms in an instant. At the moment, he is enthusing about infrastructure. Ingels recently won a commission to design in his native Copenhagen a combined rubbish incinerator and power plant with an irresistibly bonkers proposal to stick a ski slope on its roof.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/46026920/lil-bjarke Lil' Bjarke Paul Petrunia 2012-04-23T16:02:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T06:10:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hx/hxtfchb4k2iai77v.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>CNN's The Next List profiles innovative Danish architect Bjarke Ingels.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Bjarke talks about his childhood and early inspiration.</p> <p> Also see <a href="http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/22/rethinking-social-infrastructure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking social infrastructure</a> on CNN's What's Next blog - an essay by Bjarke along with CNN footage of him and his Yale studio.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37378609/big-love-for-times-square BIG Love for Times Square HotSoup 2012-02-08T16:22:00-05:00 >2012-02-08T23:15:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/se0z9ye451j3lcf6.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The transparent tubes refract the lights of Times Square, creating a cluster of lights around the heart. The hovering heart will appear to pulsate as its tubes sway in the wind. When people touch a heart-shaped sensor, the heart will glow brighter as the energy from their hands is converted into more light.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Bjarkes Ingles, recent New York transplant, gives a giant glowing valentine to his new home as designer of the fourth annual Valentine's Day installation for Times Square.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37360545/cnn-names-bjarke-ingels-a-next-lister CNN names Bjarke Ingels a "Next Lister" Archinect 2012-02-08T12:39:00-05:00 >2013-01-24T18:44:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gj6168trsz1c7z7w.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To Ingels, buildings are more than just monuments. They are part of an ever evolving landscape. Each one is a unique challenge with problems to solve but also an opportunity to add value or beauty to lives of the people who will live in them or work in them every day.</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/26337307/bjarke-ingels-explains-court-scrapers-robo-cars-and-mirrored-ceilings Bjarke Ingels Explains “Court-Scrapers,” Robo-cars, and Mirrored Ceilings Archinect 2011-11-04T23:32:20-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/65ede53eb4708b37c01228a0dfe0cd9c.jpg" width="300" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects do a lousy job of selling their ideas to the general public, said Bjarke Ingels, on Thursday morning during his keynote address at Architectural Record&rsquo;s annual Innovation conference in New York. They need to &ldquo;find ways to present their ideas or concerns in words that are so clear that non-architects will actually take an interest in them&rdquo;</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/25242938/big-to-transform-swiss-transitlager-warehouse-into-a-hip-urban-development BIG to Transform Swiss Transitlager Warehouse Into a Hip Urban Development nicoleabene 2011-10-26T11:52:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5h0s7dws9rk2r7t6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The plan is to transform a 1960s warehouse into a multifunctional space dedicated to the intersection of art, commerce, working, and living. Called, Transitlager, the restored building is part of a larger redevelopment of Basel&rsquo;s upcoming Dreispitz neighborhood, which is becoming an attractive and inviting urban quarter. The industrial area is characterized by hard lines and the renovated and extended warehouse will reflect its origins with a modern twist on those geometries.</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/25015664/bjarke-ingels-among-honorees-of-wsj-magazine-s-innovators-of-the-year-awards Bjarke Ingels among Honorees of WSJ. Magazine's Innovators of the Year Awards Archinect 2011-10-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T19:40:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e413902a65d2046964adb01b1ef61d23.jpg" width="300" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marc Jacobs will present Katie Grand the award for fashion innovator of the year. Marina Abramovic will accept the award for Ai Weiwei... for best art innovator. Jonathan Safran Foer will present the food innovator award to &mdash; wait for it &mdash; Chipotle founder Steve Ells. Other winners include Elon Musk (technology), Joris Laarman (design) and Bjarke Ingels (architecture). Bill Gates and Warren Buffett got the philanthropy award, but will not be at the ceremony.</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/20182447/inaugural-issue-of-clog-arrives Inaugural Issue of CLOG Arrives Paul Petrunia 2011-09-12T11:23:14-04:00 >2011-09-13T01:11:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/04/04jpxq1lsj1j2o04.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.</p></em><br /><br /><p> CLOG is a new publication that tries to address the problem of speed and deluge of content we experience in today's new media landscape.</p> <p> <em>To continue the dialogue initiated in this issue, on October 7, 2011 Storefront for Art and Architecture will host CLOG and Bjarke Ingels as part of their Interrogation Series.</em></p> <p> <em>Editors:</em></p> <ul><li> Kyle May (Editor-in-chief)</li> <li> <em>Julia van den Hout</em></li> <li> <em>Jacob Reidel</em></li> <li> <em>Human Wu</em></li> <li> <em>The Office of PlayLab, Inc. (Design)</em></li> </ul><p> <em>Contributors:<br> Michael Abrahamson, Iwan Baan, E. Sean Bailey, Grey Barton and Michael Keller, Aleksandr Bierig, Janine Biunno, Gabrielle Brainard, Greg Broerman, Sean Burkholder, John Cantwell, Dan Clark, Justin Davidson, Obinna Elechi, Fake Design, Graffitilab, R&uacute;nar Halld&oacute;rsson, Jonathan Hanahan, Han His Ho, Julia van den Hout, Karrie Jacobs, KiBiSi, Klaus, Jonathan Kurtz, Alexandra Lange, Kyle May, Stephen Melville, Michel Onfray (translated by Charlotte van den Hout), Carol Patterson, Ethan Pomerance, Jacob Reidel, Team JiYo, Erandi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/9432780/bjarke-ingels-s-big-ambitions Bjarke Ingels's BIG Ambitions Paul Petrunia 2011-06-10T12:17:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T19:40:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3ed0e338a7211dbe3dc0fb7bcf20557.jpg" width="262" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although Mr. Ingels is one of Europe's best-known young architects, he actually entered the profession by default. "I wanted to be a cartoonist," he says, speaking earlier this spring from Spain, where he was attending a friend's bachelor party. "There is no cartoon academy in Copenhagen but there is an architecture school."</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/105075/review-the-best-lecture-times-by-steven-holl-and-bjarke-ingels Review: The Best Lecture Times by Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels Orhan Ayyüce 2011-03-10T12:56:00-05:00 >2012-12-22T17:58:56-05:00 <p> <em>Lovedog bites the Pragmatic Utopia: "AMBIGUITY" and</em></p> <p> <em>"HEDONISTIC SUSTAINABILITY" with white on black slogan slides as presented. Superficial review of Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels lectures in Los Angeles.</em><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5510376601_510dd1d0b8_z.jpg"><br><br> "AMBIGUITY" by Steven Holl<br><br> Date and place:<br> 3/2/2011, SCI Arc, Los Angeles<br><br> Main Material:<br> Lecture built around meaning of "ambiguity" in the works of the architect. Large scale mixed use projects in China.<br> Queens Library in New York, museums, watercolor drawings, concept diagrams, architect's own photos of finished projects with construction slides. Show and tell format. Reading from a text.<br><br> Crowd:<br> Students, 30 and 40 somethings, older ladies and gentlemen, in all equal amounts.<br><br> Sense of Humor:<br> Negligible, except audience laughed in an on the know moment when Holl showed a picture of himself with Thom Mayne wearing hard hats touring Holl's construction site in China.<br><br> Relevancy to what's going on (based on global poverty ranking in relation to his clients):<br> None...</p>