Archinect - News 2015-11-26T00:29:25-05:00 REVEALED: Bjarke Ingels’ Brand New High Line Towers Alyssa Alimurung 2015-11-23T11:02:00-05:00 >2015-11-25T20:50:00-05:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> BIG unveils 28-acre master plan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District Julia Ingalls 2015-11-19T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-11-21T23:33:22-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A meandering urban flow lies at the heart of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>'s master plan for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pittsburgh</a>, which is appropriate since the plan's primary function is to connect the Hill District to the city's downtown core. Collaborating with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">West 8</a> (landscape architecture) and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atelier Ten</a> (sustainability), BIG's master plan includes 1.2 million square feet of residential space and 1.25 million square feet of office, retail, and hotel space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> explained, "The masterplan for the Lower Hill District is created by supplementing the existing street grid with a new network of parks and paths shaped to optimize the sloping hill side for human accessibility for all generations. The paths are turned and twisted to&nbsp;always find a gentle sloping path leading pedestrians and bicyclists comfortably up and down the hillside. The resulting urban fabric combines a green network of effortless circulation with a quirky character reminiscent of a historical downtown."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In an attempt to incorporate the aesthetics of th...</p> Bjarke Ingels and the challenges of designing Two World Trade Center Alexander Walter 2015-10-06T13:41:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T19:54:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He has coined a punning term, BIGamy, to describe his own up-for-anything style. He rejects the idea that an architect must adhere to a single personal aesthetic, which enables him to be cheerfully flexible in meeting the demands of corporate clients. Ingels&rsquo; creative impulse to say yes to everything, even contradictions, often leads him into hybridism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect News:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">2 World Trade Center Could Be the Most Expensive Office Tower in the World</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of BIG's Two World Trade Center Design</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Renderings of BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center Revealed</a></li></ul> "[Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives" says Bjarke Ingels Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T13:51:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T12:15:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a fifty-one minute conversation with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Times</a> critic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> does little to dispel his reputation as a media-friendly starchitect who dances his way around thorny design issues by reminding everyone of the rose. When Kimmelman brings up the wind issues that an 80th story outdoor space (such as the ones proposed for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two World Trade Center</a>) is likely to encounter, Ingels relates an anecdote about how in Denmark the only car to have is a convertible, because even if the pleasant days are rare, they must be savored fully.</p><p>However, it is Ingels' redefinition of the architect's role, especially in the context of&nbsp;the&nbsp;discussion about how to shape the future cultural vibe of Manhattan, that makes Kimmelman shift in&nbsp;his&nbsp;seat:&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Ingels: [Architects] are not the creators of the city, but the midwives.</p><p>Kimmelman: You make the architect sound a little more passive or receptive than maybe I'm comfortable with. Do you think the architect is just receiving other peopl...</p> Stargazing with Patrik Schumacher: Episode 33 of Archinect Sessions Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-11T17:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T18:37:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, we devote the majority of our show to a discussion with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>, about celebrity and the insularity of critical discourse in architecture. The idea of the "starchitect" is onerous to pretty much everybody in architecture, but that hasn't stopped us from using it. It's a popular media fabrication that, by becoming a potent cultural meme in its own right (thanks, Gehry), has derailed significant portions of architecture discourse into the murky realm of identity politics &ndash; the aesthetics and politics of a built object becoming an inextricable part of their designer's character. Schumacher's Parametricism may be an antidote to that. We discuss <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schumacher's recent op-ed</a> on these subjects, in the hope that keeping the discussion going will flush out something useful (or even flush away the "starchitect" concept entirely).</p><p>In the news, we touch on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's design for Two World Trade Center displacing Foster's</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resignation of five Cooper Union trustees</a> (including Danie...</p> Foster's Out, Ingels' In: BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center to House News Corp. and 21st Century Fox Julia Ingalls 2015-06-03T13:52:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T21:59:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This isn&rsquo;t your grandfather&rsquo;s Wall Street.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the design of Two World Trade Center, which was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">formerly the province of Foster + Partners</a>, is now being handled by Bjarke Ingels' firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> and will likely house employees of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp. The media organizations inked a non-binding agreement with developer Larry Silverstein that places them in the tower, which as of now is slated to be the second-tallest tower in the four-tower World Trade Center complex. The proposed move is significant not only because many of the towers still boast significant&nbsp;amounts of unleased space (the two companies would occupy 1.3 million square feet of the tower's 2.8 million total available), but because both 21st Century Fox and News Corp. represent a new type of tenant for the traditionally financially dominated area. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to Bloomberg</a>, Christopher Jones, vice president of research at New York's Regional Plan Association said,&nbsp;&ldquo;People were expecting financial companies to be a sub...</p> Editor's Picks #416 Nam Henderson 2015-05-20T11:26:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T12:53:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled the work,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of Greek-born architect Andreas Angelidakis</a>.</p><p>Therein <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Angelidakis</a> explains "<em>I guess the only thing I really 'design' is narratives for objects I find and put together, and this process does not need to be defined as completed by a realized object. You can keep designing even after the object is there, because it&rsquo;s a mental process</em>".&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> for one was "<em>so glad to see Andreas's work on Archinect!</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;provided six answers to the question <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There are tons of architecture job openings these days. Why aren't you hired yet?</a>&nbsp;<strong>flatroof</strong> quipped "<em>The &lsquo;there are so many jobs!!!&rsquo; articles are back. Must mean another recession is just around the corner</em>". <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Smith</a>&nbsp;agreed "<em>I'm afraid you're so right. &nbsp;I feel the same way</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The Barack Obama Foundation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> that the Barack Obama Presidential Center will be located on Chicago's South Side, at a site near either <a href=",-87.602053,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e2937b3777577:0xbdf71de5e3ae5278" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Washington Park</a> or <a href=",-87.5946088,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e290a132258b1:0xf1889df3682e3083" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jackson Park</a>.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;thought "<em>Blair Kamin's gave some excell...</em></p> Bjarke Ingels wants to "make the world of the future more like our dreams” Julia Ingalls 2015-05-13T10:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-16T11:26:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Striking a balance between Steve Jobs&rsquo; product-launching gravitas and the bounding playfulness of a TED-talker, Bjarke Ingels presented a summary of his firm&rsquo;s work on social infrastructure at the WIRED Business Conference in New York on Tuesday. Instead of displaying static plan sections and a PowerPoint from the last presidential administration, Ingels peppered his talk with creative imagery and a three minute, bass-groove laden video (replete with jaunty squiggle-style animations over live people) illustrating the underlying concepts of &ldquo;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Dryline</a>.&rdquo;</p><p>The projects that Ingels briefly highlighted, including the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Danish National Maritime Museum</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hellerup Gymnasium</a>, and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vancouver House</a> all explored how to integrate and amplify the social dynamics of a given space by encouraging greater connectivity among likely inhabitants. This was done in some places by innovatively inverting expectations of what a space should be (converting a dock into a museum, for example) or by creating...</p> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look into &ldquo;The BIG U&rdquo;, BIG&rsquo;s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></p> BIG / Heatherwick Studio to design new Google HQ Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-25T13:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T17:32:44-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, [Google] is expected to propose new headquarters &mdash; a series of canopylike buildings from Heatherwick Studio, a London design firm known for works like the fiery caldron at the 2012 Olympics, and Bjarke Ingels [...] The project in Mountain View, which Google has not made public but has discussed with members of the City Council, is likely to aggravate an increasingly testy relationship between the company and community leaders who fear the company is overrunning their small city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Both Heatherwick Studio and BIG have gained global success working on an impressive variety of scales, from the infrastructural to the sculptural, and also happen to both have relatively young founders (Heatherwick is 45, Ingels is 40). While details aren't expected until later this week, it feels safe to say that the design will continue Google's urbanification of its campus &ndash; borrowing elements from urban planning and "spontaneity generating" strategies for a new HQ that has BIG's playfulness and Heatherwick's artfulness.</p><p>More recent news from the firms:</p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heatherwick Studio showcases their multi-disciplinary design skills in the "Provocations" exhibition</a></em></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let the fighting begin: London Garden Bridge faces legal challenge</a></em></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's Telus Sky Tower breaks ground in Calgary, Canada</a></em></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Session 14: His bjark is BIGger than his bjite &ndash; A chat with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of BIG's "Hot to Cold" exhibition</a></em></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Playing with climate at BIG's "Hot to Cold", now open at the National Building Museum</a></em></p>... 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian Chang</a>&nbsp;about her&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently published visualizations</a>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky's new appointment as the head of the deeply troubled Taliesin West</a>, and what <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Newman</a>, <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Session</a></strong><a href="" 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> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; BIG is coming back to the National Building Museum just a few months after their popular Maze installation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past summer</a>.</p><p><strong>Learn more about the exhibition on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</strong></p> Bjarke Ingels Will Make You Believe in the Power of Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-11-04T13:20:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T18:03:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A few years ago, the city of Copenhagen invited architects to submit their ideas for the design of an important new facility&mdash;a power plant that will use trash to generate electricity. [...] BIG, pitched a concept in which the plant took the form of a giant artificial ski slope. To Ingels&rsquo; surprise, it was selected as the winning submission. Now, it&rsquo;s under construction, slated for completion in 2017. The power plant was just one of the several projects Ingels shared at WIRED by Design [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to watch the full video of Ingels' presentation.</p> Bjarke Ingels' "World Craft" explains how architecture can turn fiction into reality Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-10T21:00:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>World-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels challenges himself and all of us to think beyond the status quo and dream big. Why shouldn&rsquo;t you be able to ski down a power plant? He refers to his projects as &ldquo;promiscuous hybrids&rdquo;&mdash;they combine seemingly disparate elements and turn fiction into fact.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bjarke's video is part of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Storytelling summit</a>, which takes place in New York this October.</p> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architects to the Rescue? HotSoup 2013-09-09T14:19:00-04:00 >2013-09-17T00:21:42-04:00 <img src="" 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> Interview: Bjarke Ingels of BIG Archinect 2013-07-25T18:45:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T19:19:43-04:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The emergence of architect-branded property development Archinect 2012-11-27T11:34:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:59:51-05:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bjarke Ingels: Architect as Midwife Archinect 2012-09-14T12:11:00-04:00 >2014-02-18T22:51:57-05:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Green spots, not grey spots Archinect 2012-08-28T17:48:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T19:11:49-04:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Lil' Bjarke Paul Petrunia 2012-04-23T16:02:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T06:10:44-04:00 <img src="" 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="" 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> BIG Love for Times Square HotSoup 2012-02-08T16:22:00-05:00 >2012-02-08T23:15:21-05:00 <img src="" 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> CNN names Bjarke Ingels a "Next Lister" Archinect 2012-02-08T12:39:00-05:00 >2013-01-24T18:44:53-05:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Inaugural Issue of CLOG Arrives Paul Petrunia 2011-09-12T11:23:14-04:00 >2011-09-13T01:11:52-04:00 <img src="" 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>