BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory
In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV... View full entry
The BIG Abstract; A conversation with Morgan Neville, Director/Producer of Abstract's Bjarke Ingels Documentary on Netflix
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've already heard about Abstract, Netflix's incredible new documentary series on design. This week we're talking to Abstract's executive producer, Morgan Neville, who also directed the episodes featuring Bjarke Ingels and Christoph Niemann.As one of the... View full entry
Winners, Whiners and Wine Boxes: Paul Revere Williams' posthumous Gold Medal, Jean Nouvel's legal woes and BIG's LA River project, on Archinect Sessions #92
On this episode, we discuss the biggest news items of the past week, covering: the political bent to the AIA's Gold Medal being awarded posthumously to Paul Revere Williams; Jean Nouvel's legal battle over his "defiled" Paris Philharmonie; and BIG's new proposal for a giant, riverside mixed-user... View full entry
Construction update: BIG's twisted Vancouver House tower rises above grade
In the three months since our last update, progress has been moving along at the site of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Vancouver House. The soon-to-be iconic 49-storey mixed-use tower by Westbank is beginning to rise above grade [...]. Designed in conjunction with Canadian firms Dialog Architects and James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver House has been described as a "living sculpture," and the tower's signature twist will soon become a staple of the newly minted Beach District neighbourhood.
Photo of the Vancouver House construction site by Skyrise Cities forum member mcminsen. Click here to see more photos.The tower and other Vancouver-related stories in the Archinect news:BIG’s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for VancouverCan Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture'... View full entry
BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam
BIG has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based BARCODE Architects to design the competition-winning scheme for “Sluishuis”, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam. The residential... View full entry
Google moves ahead with plans for a massive new London HQ
More than three years ago, Google announced plans to build a massive “landscraper” headquarters in London. But after switching architects from AHMM—whose plans were deemed “too boring"—to Thomas Heatherwick, and following the chaos of Brexit, the plans were up in the air. Now, the... View full entry
BIG's ship/office building docks at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
What features an interior periscope, exterior stacked precast concrete panels in a basket-weave shape that mimic the curvature of a ship's hull, and 26,000 square feet of freshly occupied office space? Bjarke Ingels Group's newly completed "Intrepid," a four-story, LEED Gold certified office... View full entry
BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality
Everything is spiraling into place for Tishman Speyer.
The developer officially filed plans Thursday for the Spiral, an office skyscraper that is slated to cost $3.2 billion. [...]
It is being designed by Bjarke Ingels , the Danish architect behind the 2 World Trade Center redesign and VIA57.
The (hotly debated) project previously in the Archinect news: BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson YardsRelated stories:Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger"Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's websiteBjarke Ingels gets the Rolling Stone treatment View full entry
Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's website
In a throwback to arcade games, Bjarke Ingels' firm BIG has created an Arkanoid version of their website called Arkinoid, where you can earn points by hitting the firm's projects with a black paddle ball:Don't think it will be easy to claim the top score, however: "Ben Devine!" is currently in the... View full entry
New Renderings of Bjarke Ingels’ High Line Towers Show Crowns and Amenity Bridges
In November 2015, Bjarke Ingels‘ released images of a pair of asymmetric, twisting towers along the High Line at 76 Eleventh Avenue then at the beginning of this year, the design changed to a simpler silhouette with more space in between the two buildings. Now it has been revealed through another group of renderings glass crowns at the 300- and 400-foot tops, the retail podium and plaza fronting the High Line, and two amenity-filled podium bridges that will connect the towers.
Bjarke builds a model! (and explicates his design process)
Proving that he can hold his own against 8 to 14-year old contenders, Bjarke Ingels demonstrates some model-building basics by participating in the "Build Your Own Pavilion" challenge, whose participants are usually still in grade school. Admittedly, Bjarke's nimble paper crinkling is integrated... View full entry
Inga Saffron calls BIG's new Navy Yard building "mesmerizing", "reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture"
A spec office is not how a superstar usually makes a debut. [...]
Ingels hasn't reinvented the form with 1200 Intrepid, but he does manage to inject it with an impressive level of pizzazz, imagination, and even refinement. [...]
The optical effects are mesmerizing. If you stand at the corner and look across the breadth of the facade, the front wall appears to be tumbling to the ground like a collapsing row of dominos. The curves are reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture.
Related on Archinect:Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: "The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect."Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on BjarkeBIG unveils moat-encircled... View full entry
Museum of London design shortlist revealed
Smithfield market will be the museum’s new home, but which architectural vision should shape its future: the eye-catching one, the ghostly one, the corporate one … or the one that rings alarm bells?
Little detail has been revealed about the shortlisted schemes, which will go on public exhibition from 10 June to 5 August with a winner chosen by an expert panel later this summer.
Curb your cultural curiosities with the articles below:Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer HouseLondon's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spacesShortlist for new Museum of London revealed View full entry
Twists and Turns: BIG's Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses on Archinect Sessions #67
This year's winning Serpentine Pavilion, designed by BIG, came with an architectural posse—for the first time in the Serpentine Pavilion's history, the annual competition also featured four "Summer Houses" designed by other international architects. The pavilion and summer houses open to the... View full entry
Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: "The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect."
“I think when an artist exhibits in a gallery that is sometimes a white cube or a former power plant or warehouse, they have a lot of freedom to focus on the manifestation of their work. You can almost see the Serpentine Pavilion as exactly that: it’s a small pavilion in a gigantic park. The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect.”
— Bjarke Ingels – Archinect
Opening to the public tomorrow, BIG's Serpentine Pavilion has been likened to pixels, Minecraft, Gehry, and "a wall that has enjoyed a good lunch." Made from stacks of fiberglass boxes, the strikingly tall pavilion creates a light-filled canopy in its interior meeting space.The structure was... View full entry