Archinect - News 2017-10-20T21:24:37-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150033913/bjarke-ingels-curvy-east-harlem-tower-tops-out Bjarke Ingels’ curvy East Harlem tower tops out Devin Gannon 2017-10-18T11:34:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T11:34:18-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The concrete, t-shaped residential tower designed by starchitect,&nbsp;<a href="https://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" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> and his firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, topped out over the weekend, adding diversity to Upper Manhattan&rsquo;s usual upright architecture. The&nbsp;East Harlem&nbsp;project at 158 East 126th Street, known as E126, uniquely slopes inward as it rises upward, allowing more sunlight to hit the street. As&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/future-nyc/bjarke-ingels039s-curving-harlem-rental-e126-tops-out/12164" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CityRealty</a>&nbsp;learned, the unusual configuration will provide residents incredible views of the East River and Central Park from a rooftop garden.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ja/jar7yq6chg5gxlhk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ja/jar7yq6chg5gxlhk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of E126 courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gi8fq1gyf5ws9iiz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gi8fq1gyf5ws9iiz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Construction progresses at E126, photo via CityRealty</figcaption></figure><p>According to the firm&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://m.big.dk/getslideshow/301/2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>, the t-shaped footprint, &ldquo;offers a diverse set of unit sizes and layout organizations.&rdquo; The building&rsquo;s facade of interlocking checkerboard pattern panel system allows floor-to-ceiling windows in every unit.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/otipkw1gdbj65xez.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/otipkw1gdbj65xez.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of E126 courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7x/7xujklwzskdgc8cx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7x/7xujklwzskdgc8cx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of E126 courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group</figcaption></figure><p>Developed by Edward Blumenfeld&rsquo;s Blumenfeld Development Group (BDG),...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031377/more-photos-of-big-s-new-lego-house More photos of BIG's new LEGO House Justine Testado 2017-10-03T19:20:00-04:00 >2017-10-03T19:20:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k2/k23zrde4rt5wso5j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k2/k23zrde4rt5wso5j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k2/k23zrde4rt5wso5j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k2/k23zrde4rt5wso5j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>LEGO fans of all ages are flocking to the <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>-designed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/490877/lego-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO House</a> since it opened <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150030774/take-a-look-at-big-s-newly-opened-lego-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last week</a> in the heart of Billund, Denmark. The 130,000 square-foot building offers visitors plenty to explore: LEGO art galleries, color-coded experience zones, and the public LEGO Square &mdash; which includes restaurants, a cafe, a conference space, and of course, a LEGO Store. Want to see more of the new building? BIG shared the latest photos, taken by architectural photographer extraordinaire&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/148030/iwan-baan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iwan Baan</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gp8q6pdzlr3mbn2h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gp/gp8q6pdzlr3mbn2h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ol/olisb15e6ro5bfjo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ol/olisb15e6ro5bfjo.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><br></figure><figure><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kf2tssqknvbfplb7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kf2tssqknvbfplb7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nv/nvg55hg7zfjv7t4x.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nv/nvg55hg7zfjv7t4x.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uv/uvc25op77jl3qf0t.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uv/uvc25op77jl3qf0t.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c40uieskhu47bkgz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c40uieskhu47bkgz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2y5suw63y7cbk55f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2y5suw63y7cbk55f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3r/3rwt887xmxne7bel.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3r/3rwt887xmxne7bel.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/te6cf3b5f1w5v6rs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/te6cf3b5f1w5v6rs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/57xcxqubj6utwju6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/57xcxqubj6utwju6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o4/o4hzu42g1nu8uc4h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o4/o4hzu42g1nu8uc4h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1b21xwvne5uyi1no.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1b/1b21xwvne5uyi1no.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Iwan Baan.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030774/take-a-look-at-big-s-newly-opened-lego-house Take a look at BIG's newly opened LEGO House Alexander Walter 2017-09-29T15:29:00-04:00 >2017-10-05T20:04:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c4zcs2icuccj5x6x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c4zcs2icuccj5x6x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c4zcs2icuccj5x6x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c4zcs2icuccj5x6x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2938/lego" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO</a> fans, you have a new Mecca, and it's in Billund, Denmark: the <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>-designed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/490877/lego-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO House</a> finally celebrated its grand opening, four years after it was <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/74640870/design-for-lego-house-designed-by-big-unveiled-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first announced</a>. <br></p> <figure></figure><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/236127879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO House Grand Opening - Interiors</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>The building consists of 21 white 'bricks stacked' on top of each other and hosts three restaurants, a conference room, a LEGO Square, a store (wanna have your own <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150026320/big-s-lego-house-to-be-released-as-a-real-life-lego-set" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">miniature version</a> at home?) as well as experience zones with play areas and a gallery of art work created with the company's iconic product on 130,000 square-feet. The outdoor area also sports several interconnected terraces for various functions and playgrounds. (Check out a drone video of the building under construction <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150024971/lego-releases-drone-footage-of-bjarke-ingels-designed-lego-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.)<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnyl5fisl1bag2ex.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnyl5fisl1bag2ex.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Final touch-ups before the grand opening</figcaption></figure><p>The experience zones are divided in four different color-coded sections which, according to LEGO's announcement, each represents a special aspect of play and learning: "Red is for creative skills, Blue is for cognitive ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030400/big-to-design-uae-s-136m-mars-science-city-that-replicates-life-on-mars BIG to design UAE's $136M Mars Science City that replicates life on Mars Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-27T13:57:00-04:00 >2017-09-28T08:58:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/29kco13sxl5o937p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/29kco13sxl5o937p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/29kco13sxl5o937p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/29kco13sxl5o937p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Mars Science City structure will be the most sophisticated building the world, and will incorporate a realistic simulation environment replicating the conditions on the surface of Mars. A team of Emirati scientists, engineers and designers, led by a team from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and Dubai Municipality, will carry out the project, in cooperation with internationally renowned architects Bjarke Ingels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/665429/united-arab-emirates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">United Arab Emirates</a> is set to begin work on a $136M project to build a city stimulating conditions of life on <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/368239/mars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mars</a>. The project is a part of the country's <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149992185/the-uae-announces-plans-to-build-a-miniature-city-on-mars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mars by 2117 strategy</a>, launched earlier this year by HH Sheikh Mohammed, in which the Gulf state seeks to lead the global scientific race to take people to Mars.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ia/ia6bxa16s26k5p4b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ia/ia6bxa16s26k5p4b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>The Mars Science City will stand as a prototype for the first human settlement on Mars. Plans involve the creation of a 1.9 millions square-foot simulation city, consisting of several domes, complete with&nbsp;laboratories for food and water, walls created using sand from the Emirati desert, <em>and</em> a museum that displays humanity&rsquo;s greatest space achievements. The project will utilize 3D printed technology as well as heat and radiation insulation to imitate the red planet&rsquo;s terrain and harsh environment.</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s2/s2oapmh9tz5ghyvv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s2/s2oapmh9tz5ghyvv.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gg/gg3n0c2z3t8pxu8h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gg/gg3n0c2z3t8pxu8h.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>"The UAE seeks to establish international efforts to develop technologies that benefit humankind, and that establish the foundation of a better future for more generations to...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150025698/tour-big-s-tirpitz-bunker-museum-through-nyt-s-daily-360 Tour BIG’s Tirpitz Bunker Museum through NYT's Daily 360 Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-31T14:20:00-04:00 >2017-09-04T14:39:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zs/zsn10y57ubg30zcj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zs/zsn10y57ubg30zcj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zs/zsn10y57ubg30zcj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zs/zsn10y57ubg30zcj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Take a walk through <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>'s controversial 2,800 m2&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/973226/tirpitz-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bunker Museum</a> that opened this summer in Denmark&mdash;</p> <p><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024971/lego-releases-drone-footage-of-bjarke-ingels-designed-lego-house LEGO releases drone footage of Bjarke Ingels-designed LEGO House Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-28T15:40:00-04:00 >2017-08-29T10:43:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0w/0wm4ic17hrys3hif.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0w/0wm4ic17hrys3hif.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0w/0wm4ic17hrys3hif.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0w/0wm4ic17hrys3hif.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The building made of 21 giant <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/2938/lego" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO</a>-style "bricks" and designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> is opening to the public on September 28th. Officially called <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/74640870/design-for-lego-house-designed-by-big-unveiled-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the LEGO House</a>, the 130,000 square-foot building will offer "play zones," a gallery of LEGO masterpieces, stores, conference space, and three restaurants, one of which will feature robots serving up a menu made of LEGO bricks. In preparation for its grand opening, LEGO has released drone footage of the nearly completed building. Check out the official video below!<br></p> <figure></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021507/see-big-s-tirpitz-museum-in-action-in-this-new-video See BIG's Tirpitz Museum in action in this new video Justine Testado 2017-08-07T18:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-07T18:03:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzp5zon5aof3k83q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzp5zon5aof3k83q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzp5zon5aof3k83q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzp5zon5aof3k83q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Take a quick tour through BIG's 2,800 m2&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/973226/tirpitz-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tirpitz Museum</a>&nbsp;in this recent video from Tinker Imagineers, the Dutch firm who designed the museum's first set of exhibitions. These immersive exhibitions revisit the&nbsp;light and dark chapters of the region's history.&nbsp;Check it out below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017433/dig-into-more-photos-of-big-s-invisible-tirpitz-museum Dig into more photos of BIG's “invisible” Tirpitz Museum Justine Testado 2017-07-13T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T13:41:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xagrocb771nbbyfm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>-designed Tirpitz Museum in the Danish coastal town of Bl&aring;vand recently had its grand opening and already appears to be attracting plenty of visitors to the historic site. Unlike its heftier neighbor, the German WWII Tirpitz bunker, the museum finely cuts into the dune landscape and appears to be hidden.&nbsp;</p> <p>The project's distinct form has already drawn a quirky comparison to a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150016442/bjarke-ingels-compares-the-shape-of-the-just-opened-tirpitz-bunker-museum-to-a-freshly-sliced-hot-potato" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;freshly sliced hot potato&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;from&nbsp;Bjarke Ingels himself. On the flip side, the museum is designed to serve as a &ldquo;portal to the Danish West Coast's treasure trove of hidden stories&rdquo;, says Claus Kjeld Jensen, the Director of the Varde Museum. The Tirpitz Museum intends to take visitors on a scenic journey through the light and dark chapters of the region's history.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3j/3jqbqus7bobjm6m5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/3j/3jqbqus7bobjm6m5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Mike Bink</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1t/1t0ifc7zmj8fr9gc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1t/1t0ifc7zmj8fr9gc.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photos: Mike Bink</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4p/4pxg0u40j6ajx6gl.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/4p/4pxg0u40j6ajx6gl.jpg"></a> </p><figcaption>Photo: Colin John Seymour</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5a/5a2oeytbbhlsyfm5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5a/5a2oeytbbhlsyfm5.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Colin John Seymour</figcaption></figure><p>The 2,800 m2 museum complex consists of concrete, steel, glass, and wood &mdash; four materials and elements that are also found in existing structures and landscape of ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150010473/a-surprisingly-classical-look-for-google-s-london-hq-from-heatherwick-studio-big A surprisingly classical look for Google's London HQ from Heatherwick Studio + BIG Julia Ingalls 2017-06-01T20:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-04T11:43:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gy/gy1kioz352vg93yp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gy/gy1kioz352vg93yp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gy/gy1kioz352vg93yp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gy/gy1kioz352vg93yp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Back in 2015, the 11-storey, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMN</a>-designed scheme for Google's headquarters was deemed "too boring" by Google CEO Larry Page. Heatherwick Studio and BIG were brought in to add some pizazz to what was an admittedly fairly straightforward, boxy design. Today's freshly unveiled renderings show a more visually nuanced building than their predecessor, but the structure does not push design boundaries in the overt way that many associate with BIG and Heatherwick.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3q/3qvxuj46lu23axh6.jpg"></p><p>Indeed, the abundance of bordered, angled bay windows creates the effect of a colonnade; viewed from the exterior, the building resembles a kind of Parthenon mash-up. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a roof garden quickly place the building in its modern context, but this is a building that takes pains to join a conversation, not start one.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9u/9uqas5swhmzgzx3x.jpg"></p><p>Thomas Heatherwick explained in a statement that "The area is a fascinating collision of diverse building types and spaces and I can't help but love this mix of massive railway stations, roads...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150006829/big-designs-a-new-smart-lock BIG designs a new "smart lock" Nicholas Korody 2017-05-10T13:13:00-04:00 >2017-05-16T12:55:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z8/z8vt8h7tl5enhdii.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z8/z8vt8h7tl5enhdii.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z8/z8vt8h7tl5enhdii.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z8/z8vt8h7tl5enhdii.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>While Rem Koolhaas <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124276402/rem-koolhaas-on-the-smart-landscape-and-intelligent-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">called</a> smart homes &ldquo;potentially sinister&rdquo;, his former protege Bjarke Ingels seems to have no problem with them. BIG has partnered up with Friday Labs, a smart home product company, to design a smart lock.</p><p>The door lock is connected to your smart phone so you can give access to your house remotely&mdash;say if a friend is visiting from out of town or if you&rsquo;re worried your kids will forget to lock the door on their way out. It&rsquo;s about the size of a coffee cup, the company notes, and its ergonomic, BIG-design is sure to be one of its major selling points. The shell is available in several interchangeable colors.</p><p>Here&rsquo;s hoping hackers can&rsquo;t get access. Or, as Koolhaas warns, that these sleek smart locks don&rsquo;t &ldquo;betray you&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8m6nh51iild79ter.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002488/check-out-the-trailer-for-big-time-a-new-documentary-about-bjarke-ingels Check out the trailer for BIG TIME, a new documentary about Bjarke Ingels Nicholas Korody 2017-04-11T12:31:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T12:31:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ru/rum6ixwag3uv2zlx.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ru/rum6ixwag3uv2zlx.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ru/rum6ixwag3uv2zlx.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ru/rum6ixwag3uv2zlx.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG and master of promotion, is the subject of a new documentary, titled <em>BIG TIME. </em>The filmmakers have released a first trailer, which centers in part around an MRI scan of Ingel&rsquo;s head. Apparently, he suffered a concussion.</p><p>Check it out here:</p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/212493249" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG TIME - International Trailer</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/goodcompanypictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Good Company Pictures</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150001138/westbank-purchases-big-s-serpentine-pavilion-plans-to-move-it-to-vancouver Westbank purchases BIG's Serpentine Pavilion, plans to move it to Vancouver Nicholas Korody 2017-04-03T17:11:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T17:15:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rphz4qctnnfamovc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rphz4qctnnfamovc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rphz4qctnnfamovc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rphz4qctnnfamovc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Canadian luxury residential and mixed-use real estate development company Westbank has announced the purchase of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion designed by BIG</a> last year. Part of the annual Serpentine Pavilion commission, BIG&rsquo;s &ldquo;unzipped wall&rdquo; involved modular, glass fiber rectangular forms stacked into an undulating form.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j57xj18rcy6y4pp5.jpg"></p><p>According to an announcement, Westbank plans to display the BIG pavilion for periods of time in both New York and Toronto before finally installing it permanently in Vancouver. Westbank had also sponsored the pavilion when it was sited in Hyde Park.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b4/b4nxxx847jktygh2.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Westbank has a well established and growing relationship Bjarke and his team at BIG,&rdquo; states Ian Gillespie, the founder of Westbank. &ldquo;Purchasing the Pavilion was a very natural extension of that partnership and we want to give Bjarke&rsquo;s creation the most interesting afterlife of any of the previous pavilions.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hb/hbmisaypzgfnwgyx.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149996540/big-to-start-its-own-in-house-engineering-unit BIG to start its own in-house engineering unit Nicholas Korody 2017-03-10T12:33:00-05:00 >2017-03-10T19:37:21-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6rs51ew5mj4cz4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6rs51ew5mj4cz4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6rs51ew5mj4cz4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c6/c6rs51ew5mj4cz4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> grows so does their ambition for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/59323/engineering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">engineering</a> challenges. To help further facilitate their adventures in building design, the Copenhagen and New York-based studio have hired an in-house engineer, Duncan Horswill, the former CCO at S&oslash;ren Jensen Engineers. BIG Engineering, as the unit will be called, with be &ldquo;dedicated to ensuring the structural, mechanical integrity and resilience of BIG buildings globally. Already, the unit is working on projects around the world, from the new NOMA restaurant in Copenhagen to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71506057/big-s-marknagil-education-center-breaks-ground-on-faroe-islands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faroe Islands Education Centre</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;At BIG we practice knowledge-driven design. We have been fortunate to work with some of the best urbanists, landscapers, sociologists, artists and engineers in the world, and will continue to do so. To be able to stretch the boundaries of the physical, financial, regulatory and environmental limits of design, we need to surround ourselves with the best experts in the fields outside our own expertise in architecture, and bring them in-h...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149994734/new-renderings-of-the-google-campus-revealed New renderings of the Google campus revealed Nicholas Korody 2017-03-01T17:08:00-05:00 >2017-03-10T18:14:31-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mj/mjr6htcoln4slm4e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mj/mjr6htcoln4slm4e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mj/mjr6htcoln4slm4e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mj/mjr6htcoln4slm4e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Silicon Valley is in the midst of something of a building boom with several of the tech giants commissioning new headquarters from big-name architects. First came Facebook with a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124198433/gehry-s-new-facebook-campus-opens-for-business" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">campus</a> designed by Frank Gehry. Next, Apple got Lord Norman Foster to design a spacecraft-like, donut-shaped&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148075/apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">building</a>, which is currently nearing completion. And then there's Google, who had Heatherwick Studio team up with BIG to design a sprawling campus for megacorporation. After they encountered some trouble with the site, Google traded spaces with LinkedIn and are now inching closer to a groundbreaking.</p><p>Heatherwick Studio and BIG have recently released new renderings of the campus. Major elements include a sprawling tent-like roof that will enclose several discrete structures, regulating the internal climate. A green "loop" lined with cafes and shops will thread through several of these pavilion structures.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9q/9qsord0fvt5547p0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v6/v6guq8t7ge240vwn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0n/0n22dthdr0ff17im.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/96/96w4xcoektrax2t4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wq/wqtinn26ad53z8um.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gn/gn4veni50g70ms7y.jpg"></p><p>More images in the gallery below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149992356/the-big-abstract-a-conversation-with-morgan-neville-director-producer-of-abstract-s-bjarke-ingels-documentary-on-netflix The BIG Abstract; A conversation with Morgan Neville, Director/Producer of Abstract's Bjarke Ingels Documentary on Netflix Paul Petrunia 2017-02-16T19:16:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T07:44:58-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Unless you've been living under a rock, you've already heard about <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80057883" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstract</a>, Netflix's incredible new documentary series on design. This week we're talking to Abstract's executive producer, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1365879/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morgan Neville</a>, who also directed the episodes featuring Bjarke Ingels and Christoph Niemann.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ut/utp24wk7423dst2f.jpg"></p><p>As one of the world's most groundbreaking and talented documentary filmmakers, there's a good chance you have already seen Morgan's work. If you haven't, a&nbsp;good place to start is "<a href="https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/20_feet_from_stardom/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">20 Feet from Stardom</a>", his Academy Award-winning doc that takes a look at the fascinating lives of the often-overlooked backup singers. His documentary on Yo-Yo Ma, "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble", will be <a href="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-music-of-strangers-yo-yo-ma-and-the-silk-road-ensemble/video/promo.html?autoplay=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">premiering on HBO in March</a>. I'm particularly looking forward to his upcoming Mr. Rogers documentary that he mentions in our conversation.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i3qo7sscygn9wd6f.jpg"></p><p>Yes, Archinect Sessions makes a cameo in the episode, with a clip of us sharing some of Bjarke's harsh criticism from commenters in our forum.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149982886/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 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 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-15T18:16:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T16:01:04-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3ug8pf225w3vez2a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3ug8pf225w3vez2a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3ug8pf225w3vez2a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3ug8pf225w3vez2a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>On this episode, we discuss the biggest news items of the past week, covering: the political bent to the AIA's Gold Medal being <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981855/2017-aia-gold-medal-posthumously-awarded-to-paul-revere-williams-the-first-african-american-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">awarded posthumously to Paul Revere Williams</a>; Jean <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982133/jean-nouvel-s-court-battle-over-the-philharmonie-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nouvel's legal battle</a> over his "defiled" Paris Philharmonie; and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981855/2017-aia-gold-medal-posthumously-awarded-to-paul-revere-williams-the-first-african-american-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's new proposal</a> for a giant, riverside mixed-user in LA's Arts District.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 92 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Winners, Whiners and Wine Boxes":</p><ul></ul><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-92.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p>The news stories we discussed this week:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982133/jean-nouvel-s-court-battle-over-the-philharmonie-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel's court battle over the Philharmonie continues</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981855/2017-aia-gold-medal-posthumously-awarded-to-paul-revere-williams-the-first-african-american-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017 AIA Gold Medal posthumously awarded to Paul Revere Williams &mdash; the first African-American recipient</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982379/big-proposes-massive-gridded-development-for-the-la-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG proposes massive, gridded development for the LA Arts Distri...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149982720/inside-big-s-twisted-twin-towered-grove-at-grand-bay Inside BIG's twisted, twin-towered Grove at Grand Bay Julia Ingalls 2016-12-14T13:53:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T21:57:07-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wb/wb0cdi5s2zfp5nvv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wb/wb0cdi5s2zfp5nvv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wb/wb0cdi5s2zfp5nvv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wb/wb0cdi5s2zfp5nvv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>At each elevation from the third through 17th floors, the floor plates in Bjarke Ingels Group's new Grove at Grand Bay rotate three feet, creating a twisting set of luxury residential towers that from the ground resemble the splayed bellows of dueling concrete accordions. Indeed, these 20-story sustainable towers, which are expected to attain LEED Gold status, seem to be designed as much for the entertainment value of sweeping aerial flyover shots as actual inhabitation.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7e/7eezmu0oq7rsrgdh.jpg"></p><p>The interiors do possess a kind of upbeat brutalist vibe; slanted concrete pillars face off against vibrant murals and landscape architect&nbsp;Raymond Jungles' gardens&nbsp;in the common areas, while the residences themselves take in views of the arts community in which it is sited, Coconut Grove.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/05/05z7lbl3kp9zyfog.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Coconut Grove is a special place with a well-defined soul, so it was important that Grove at Grand Bay respond to its community through a design that was respectful and distinctive,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels is quoted as saying in a press rel...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149982379/big-proposes-massive-gridded-development-for-the-la-arts-district BIG proposes massive, gridded development for the LA Arts District Nicholas Korody 2016-12-12T13:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T18:00:23-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/47/47y9qx2ufzhknplq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/47/47y9qx2ufzhknplq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/47/47y9qx2ufzhknplq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/47/47y9qx2ufzhknplq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> is the latest big fish to join the development frenzy along the LA River in advance of its rehabilitation. The Gallo family, of vinous fame, has commissioned the Copenhagen/New York-based firm to create a proposal for a city block-sized development in the Arts District. The building, which would comprise two connected buildings reaching 30 stories tall in some places, is for a site along the edge of the LA River not far from the <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjfneLNoO_QAhVmwVQKHdSzC0YQFggaMAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Farchinect.com%2Fsciarc&amp;usg=AFQjCNHkFil8LiMZWnkE_eiGqkES8j6jUQ&amp;sig2=5fg7kh1aX4RmgzMDfaa_-Q&amp;bvm=bv.141320020,d.cGw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>&rsquo;s prone behemoth, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/513794/one-santa-fe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One Santa Fe</a>.</p><p>In total, the project, dubbed 670 Mesquit, would contain nearly 800,000 sq. ft. of office space, two boutique hotels, 250 rental units and a slew of restaurants and shops. Following the strictures of Measure JJJ, which passed by a wide margin in the last election, the building would have 41 affordable units. Additionally, the building would host a small museum or public sculpture park that would connect to a massive &ldquo;deck&rdquo; stretching over the ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149981222/construction-update-big-s-twisted-vancouver-house-tower-rises-above-grade Construction update: BIG's twisted Vancouver House tower rises above grade Alexander Walter 2016-12-02T14:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-10T19:36:38-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38b1168383547b196c9f00d981508729?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38b1168383547b196c9f00d981508729?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38b1168383547b196c9f00d981508729?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38b1168383547b196c9f00d981508729?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In the three months since our last update, progress has been moving along at the site of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Vancouver House. The soon-to-be iconic 49-storey mixed-use tower by Westbank is beginning to rise above grade [...]. Designed in conjunction with Canadian firms Dialog Architects and James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver House has been described as a "living sculpture," and the tower's signature twist will soon become a staple of the newly minted Beach District neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7f14abd0e54e62a6db6af0606ccc3987.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo of the Vancouver House construction site by <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyrise Cities</a> forum member mcminsen. Click <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/news/2016/12/vancouver-house-rises-above-grade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more photos.</em></p><p>The tower and other Vancouver-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45328468/big-s-490-foot-tall-beach-and-howe-tower-for-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137194843/can-vancouver-break-out-of-its-boring-architecture-mold-with-these-new-ambitious-skyscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscrapers?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973355/is-vancouver-s-15-tax-on-overseas-buyers-helping-to-cool-the-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market?</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149980907/big-barcode-to-design-terraced-sluishuis-complex-in-amsterdam BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2016-11-30T18:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:51:24-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based <a href="http://archinect.com/barcodearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BARCODE Architects</a> to design the competition-winning scheme for&nbsp;&ldquo;Sluishuis&rdquo;, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam.&nbsp;</p><p>The residential complex will be a&nbsp;&ldquo;building inside the port, with a port inside the building,&rdquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> says.&nbsp;Showing off different silhouettes at various vantage points, the building will also include 380 apartments,&nbsp;about&nbsp;4,000 m2 of commercial and public areas, 240 underground parking spaces,&nbsp;and a water-quality program that the architects say will provide enough room for up to 30 houseboats.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5egol0tsmenteg8f.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y18nct1y4qd60apt.jpg"></p><p>Toward the water, the building block lifts up to create a large opening that allows water from the IJ Lake to flow into the central courtyard as well as bring sunlight and views into the inner apartments of the building. The block then cascades downward and reveals more of itself toward the city.</p><p>A public promenade ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149978603/google-moves-ahead-with-plans-for-a-massive-new-london-hq Google moves ahead with plans for a massive new London HQ Nicholas Korody 2016-11-15T14:21:00-05:00 >2016-11-15T14:53:52-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1m/1mckv4clv0pblelu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1m/1mckv4clv0pblelu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1m/1mckv4clv0pblelu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1m/1mckv4clv0pblelu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>More than three years ago, Google announced plans to build a massive &ldquo;landscraper&rdquo; headquarters in London. But after switching architects from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772allford-hall-monaghan-morris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AHMM</a>&mdash;whose plans were deemed &ldquo;too boring"&mdash;to <a href="http://archinect.com/heatherwick" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a>, and following the chaos of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/774965/brexit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit</a>, the plans were up in the air. Now, <em><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/15/google-commits-to-massive-new-london-hq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Guardian</a></em> reports that Google&rsquo;s chief executive Sundar Pichai has announced that plans were going ahead.</p><p>The headquarters will be built in London&rsquo;s King&rsquo;s Cross, in between King&rsquo;s Cross station and St. Pancras. Like with the plans for Google&rsquo;s new Silicon Valley headquarters, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> will collaborate with Heatherwick Studio on the design.</p><p>"From the beginning, the project to give Google a new home in King's Cross has been extraordinary. Rather than impose a universal style on Google&rsquo;s buildings in the UK and the USA, we have tried to create an interestingness that fits the scale and the community of King&rsquo;s Cross,&rdquo; BIG and Heatherwick Studio <a href="http://www.big.dk/#news" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">state</a> in a joint press statement. &ldquo;The Silicon Valley star...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149971387/big-designed-the-spiral-hudson-yards-tower-is-inching-closer-to-becoming-reality BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality Alexander Walter 2016-09-30T13:47:00-04:00 >2016-12-11T17:20:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jrrcud0wez3rp95r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jrrcud0wez3rp95r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jrrcud0wez3rp95r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jrrcud0wez3rp95r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Everything is spiraling into place for Tishman Speyer. The developer officially filed plans Thursday for the Spiral, an&nbsp;office skyscraper that is slated to cost $3.2 billion. [...] It is being designed by Bjarke Ingels , the Danish architect behind the 2 World Trade Center redesign and VIA57.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ckgu6b4m13llnwlh.jpg"></p><p>The (hotly debated) project previously in the Archinect news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></p><p>Related stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970030/introducing-bjarke-ingels-floating-student-housing-urban-rigger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Introducing Bjarke Ingels' floating student housing, "Urban Rigger"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's website</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968533/bjarke-ingels-gets-the-rolling-stone-treatment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels gets the Rolling Stone treatment</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149968706/play-arkinoid-arcade-on-big-s-website Play "Arkinoid" arcade on BIG's website Julia Ingalls 2016-09-15T12:54:00-04:00 >2016-09-18T22:36:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7n/7n5k67sag6vdbi4p.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7n/7n5k67sag6vdbi4p.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7n/7n5k67sag6vdbi4p.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7n/7n5k67sag6vdbi4p.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In a throwback to arcade games, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>' firm BIG has created an Arkanoid version of their <a href="http://arkinoid.big.dk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website called Arkinoid</a>, where you can earn points by hitting the firm's projects with a black paddle ball:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/6r/6rakad1p4181atab.gif"></p><p>Don't think it will be easy to claim the top score, however: "Ben Devine!" is currently in the lead with 9223372036854775807 points, making one wonder about his <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">employment status</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8rkwew1bfq6c61ef.jpg"></p><p>For more on architecturally-related games:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961519/kids-play-with-virtual-skyscrapers-in-new-app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963555/a-tour-of-experiential-magical-realism-games-from-the-triennale-game-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966365/better-than-simcity-how-architects-benefit-from-games-ft-special-guest-quilian-riano-on-archinect-sessions-79" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Better than SimCity: how architects benefit from games, ft. special guest Quilian Riano on Archinect Sessions #79</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york Designing around sea-level rise in New York Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T17:56:00-04:00 >2016-07-31T16:15:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhr6ad1gu77plmxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhr6ad1gu77plmxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhr6ad1gu77plmxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhr6ad1gu77plmxw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Building walls around a city is an idea that is as old as cities themselves. In the Middle Ages, walls were built to keep out invading armies. Now they are built to keep out Mother Nature. [...] As far as walls go, the Big U is designed to be a nice one ("a wall with benefits," as one urban designer puts it). It was one of the winning proposals in Rebuild by Design, a $930 million competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article describes New York as having more at stake when it comes to sea-level rise than any other city in the world. A bunch of islands in a coastal estuary, New York is uniquely at risk. And, as the largest financial hub in the world with some of the most expensive real estate in the country, the costs of losing entire neighborhoods, such as that around Wall St., are unfathomable.</p><p>For more responses to the risks posed by sea-level rise to New York, check out these links:</p><ul><li><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">BIG's winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102558685/relocation-or-adaptation-creating-resilience-against-natural-disaster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: Creating resilience against natural disaster</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149956014/check-out-this-big-designed-bouncy-castle-beer-pavilion Check out this BIG-designed bouncy castle beer pavilion Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T13:40:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T22:14:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rz79xou3f8v70s9l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rz79xou3f8v70s9l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rz79xou3f8v70s9l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rz79xou3f8v70s9l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Bjarke Ingels Group designed an inflatable beer pavilion for the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark. The 120 square meter, portable pavilion can be inflated in seven minutes and is equipped with purple LED lights.</p><p>Nicknamed FOAM, the pavilion will travel to a series of festivals around Denmark over the course of the year. Next year it will travel to Aarhus in celebration of the city being named the European Capital of Culture 2017.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ra/ratciugyu3umk7jn.jpg"></p><p>"The idea of using a bouncy castle came about because one can create any kind of structure with this type of material,&rdquo; BIG partner Jakob Lange was quoted as saying in an <a href="http://www.cladglobal.com/CLADnews/architecture-design/Bjarke-Ingels-Group-Roskilde-Music-Festival-Tuborg-Carlsberg-architecture-design-pavilions/325169?utm_campaign=digest&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article</a> for CLAD Global. "Producing it turned out to be much more difficult though than we had initially expected. The first manufacturer completely gave up and we were under enormous time pressure.</p><p>"But the end-result is the most beautiful thing you could imagine.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h5/h5tz4vqd0ie95cvy.jpg"></p><p>For more news about BIG, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953927/inga-saffron-calls-big-s-new-navy-yard-building-mesmerizing-reminiscent-of-a-richard-serra-sculpture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inga Saffron calls BIG's new Navy Yard building "mesmerizing", "reminiscent of a...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149953927/inga-saffron-calls-big-s-new-navy-yard-building-mesmerizing-reminiscent-of-a-richard-serra-sculpture Inga Saffron calls BIG's new Navy Yard building "mesmerizing", "reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-07-06T12:17:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cv/cv3yxgfpzxqgfwxa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cv/cv3yxgfpzxqgfwxa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cv/cv3yxgfpzxqgfwxa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cv/cv3yxgfpzxqgfwxa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A spec office is not how a superstar usually makes a debut. [...] Ingels hasn't reinvented the form with 1200 Intrepid, but he does manage to inject it with an impressive level of pizzazz, imagination, and even refinement. [...] The optical effects are mesmerizing. If you stand at the corner and look across the breadth of the facade, the front wall appears to be tumbling to the ground like a collapsing row of dominos. The curves are reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: &quot;The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect.&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: "The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect."</a></li><li><a title="Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop</a></li><li><a title='"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941747/the-first-major-architect-who-disconnected-the-profession-completely-from-angst-rem-on-bjarke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke</a></li><li><a title="BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C.</a></li><li><a title='BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149950793/inside-barkow-leibinger-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house Inside Barkow Leibinger's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T15:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:21:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qiphsyypkuninqzx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qiphsyypkuninqzx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qiphsyypkuninqzx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qi/qiphsyypkuninqzx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"For us it's a prototype. For us, a prototype means it will have another life,&rdquo; &ldquo;Right now, our summer house operates at a scale of something maybe like furniture or something like a small building, but a prototype is something that has a resonance, it's something that lives beyond its four months here, that will occur on a different scale, in a different place.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Barkow Leibinger's &nbsp;Summer House is constructed with four structural bands made from plywood and timber. The piece is grounded by a bench, then strengthened by three central curves with a double layered free flowing cantilevered roof.&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v9/v9677l4456ta7012.jpg"></p><p>The duo known for their research-led process and playful style pay tribute to the similarly playful William Kent structure that once stood on a nearby manmade hill. When in use the small structure provided panoramic views of the park while at the same time mechanically rotating 360 degrees.&nbsp;</p><p>The Summer House equally provides innumerable views and is particularly expressive in the changing light; continually offering new lines and shapes with the recast shadows. The surging curves are expressively fluid and trace the movements of something reminiscent of an initial sketch. An idea paused in time.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7v37ys3ixhfvw5fa.jpg"></p><p>Sitting within the structure you feel part of the architectural process; a structure Frank Barlow described as, &ldquo;a dialogue and a continuation&rdquo;.</p><p>Archinect's U.K ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149950420/twists-and-turns-big-s-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses-on-archinect-sessions-67 Twists and Turns: BIG's Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses on Archinect Sessions #67 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-09T15:51:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T23:48:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c2/c24b8vshgqs3c9np.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c2/c24b8vshgqs3c9np.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c2/c24b8vshgqs3c9np.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c2/c24b8vshgqs3c9np.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This year's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147811744/big-to-design-2016-serpentine-pavilion-alongside-smaller-summer-houses-by-kunl-adeyemi-barkow-leibinger-yona-friedman-and-asif-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning Serpentine Pavilion, designed by BIG</a>, came with an architectural posse&mdash;for the first time in the Serpentine Pavilion's history, the annual competition also featured four "Summer Houses" designed by other international architects. The pavilion and summer houses open to the public tomorrow on the Serpentine Galleries' lawn in London's Royal Kensington Gardens, and we discuss our initial take on their at once surprising and familiar elements.</p><p>Get briefed on the pavilion and the summer houses with Robert Urquhart's coverage <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 67 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Twists and Turns":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-67.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p>Donna's endorsement: The <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/149949339/not-another-architect-movie/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"not another a...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: "The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect." Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-09T13:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:26:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3t0te5y94iic9ci.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3t0te5y94iic9ci.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3t0te5y94iic9ci.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3t0te5y94iic9ci.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I think when an artist exhibits in a gallery that is sometimes a white cube or a former power plant or warehouse, they have a lot of freedom to focus on the manifestation of their work. You can almost see the Serpentine Pavilion as exactly that: it&rsquo;s a small pavilion in a gigantic park. The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Opening to the public tomorrow, BIG's Serpentine Pavilion has been likened to pixels, Minecraft, Gehry, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"a wall that has enjoyed a good lunch."</a>&nbsp;Made from stacks of fiberglass boxes, the strikingly tall pavilion creates a light-filled canopy in its interior meeting space.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkWDY8lXAAAAFAw.jpg"></p><p>The structure was purchased by developer Westbank and will be disassembled to tour the U.S. and Asia once the Serpentine's Summer Architecture Programme ends, on October 9. As pointed out by <em>The&nbsp;</em><em>Guardian</em>'s&nbsp;architecture critic&nbsp;Oliver Wainwright on <a href="https://twitter.com/ollywainwright/status/740210577335844864" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, the design greatly resembles BIG's 2008 residential proposal for Ansan, South Korea.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CkWDYstXEAAPsyi.jpg"></p><p>For more Serpentine Pavilion coverage:</p><ul><li><a title="Inside Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950556/inside-kunl-adeyemi-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a title="Inside Yona Friedman's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950330/inside-yona-friedman-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Yona Friedman's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></li><li><a title="&quot;Possibly the Serpentine's most impressive pavilion yet&quot;: Olly Wainwright on BIG's Serpentine Pavilion" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Possibly the Serpentine's most impressive pavilion yet": Olly Wainwright on BIG's Serpentine Pavilion</a></li><li><a title="Construction of Serpentine Pavilions begins" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944944/construction-of-serpentine-pavilions-begins" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction of Serpentine Pavilions begins</a></li><li><a title="What's the Big Deal&#8253; &ndash; Assemble, Serpentine and YAP winners, and BIG controversy on Archinect Sessions #52, with special guest co-host Will Galloway" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147831854/what-s-the-big-deal-assemble-serpentine-and-yap-winners-and-big-controversy-on-archinect-sessions-52-with-special-guest-co-host-will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the Big Deal&#8253; &ndash; Assemble, Serpentine and YAP winners, and BIG controversy on Archi...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion "Possibly the Serpentine's most impressive pavilion yet": Olly Wainwright on BIG's Serpentine Pavilion Nicholas Korody 2016-06-07T13:51:00-04:00 >2016-06-19T22:14:34-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h8/h8513y0n9cji3qfw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h8/h8513y0n9cji3qfw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h8/h8513y0n9cji3qfw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h8/h8513y0n9cji3qfw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A teetering stack of fibreglass blocks has landed in Kensington Gardens, rising above the Serpentine Gallery in a stepped wall, before billowing out to form a cave-like space within... From one side, it looks like a wall that has enjoyed a good lunch. The blocks stretch outwards in a swollen bulge, like a snake devouring its gallery-going prey. From the other, it looks caught in a stiff breeze, a pixelated curtain rippling in the wind.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"In keeping with the best-observed-from-a-distance nature of other BIG buildings, the detailing is also a bit clunky, with each fibreglass frame bolted and bracketed in rather heavy-handedly, due to time constraints," writes Oliver Wainwright. "Still, the interior remains a stunning space, a shape-shifting cathedral that is possibly the Serpentine&rsquo;s most impressive pavilion yet."</p>