Archinect - News 2017-09-20T01:58:11-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150026320/big-s-lego-house-to-be-released-as-a-real-life-lego-set BIG's "Lego House" to be released as a real-life Lego set Julia Ingalls 2017-09-05T13:03:00-04:00 >2017-09-05T13:03:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rn/rnkaondzutrn56cv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rn/rnkaondzutrn56cv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rn/rnkaondzutrn56cv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rn/rnkaondzutrn56cv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In the meta news category, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150024971/lego-releases-drone-footage-of-bjarke-ingels-designed-lego-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels' full-scale "Lego House,"</a> inspired by the titular rectangular building blocks and slated to open later this month in Denmark, now apparently has a miniature version in the form of real Legos that will be available for sale only at the Lego House. According to <a href="https://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-architecture-lego-house-21037-official-images/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The BrickFan</a>, the official Lego Architecture site briefly posted these pictures of the set before taking them down:&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qt47nlf4ws9ay50p.jpeg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qt/qt47nlf4ws9ay50p.jpeg?w=514"></a></p><p><br></p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3v/3vwpozyf256u3fvd.jpeg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3v/3vwpozyf256u3fvd.jpeg?w=514"></a></p><p><br></p><p>Here's a picture of the actual Lego House for comparison:</p><p><br></p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/og/og8p3vmtgqo4pyya.jpeg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/og/og8p3vmtgqo4pyya.jpeg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: YouTube</figcaption></figure></figure></figure> 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/150022844/big-s-cactus-towers-to-join-dorte-mandrup-s-urban-ikea-masterplan-in-copenhagen BIG's Cactus Towers to join Dorte Mandrup's urban IKEA masterplan in Copenhagen Justine Testado 2017-08-15T18:04:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T18:05:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i1/i15j98ei37ure29r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i1/i15j98ei37ure29r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i1/i15j98ei37ure29r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i1/i15j98ei37ure29r.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> recently unveiled the renderings for two hexagonal &ldquo;Cactus Towers&rdquo;, as part of a 74,000 square-meter masterplan in Copenhagen that fellow Danish practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55355636/dorte-mandrup-arkitekter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter</a> is in charge of designing. The project will be built in&nbsp;the Vesterbro district at the Kalvebod Brygge waterfront.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/8l/8lx6jmqsx4dkxki0.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/8l/8lx6jmqsx4dkxki0.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter's urban IKEA masterplan, which includes BIG's Cactus Towers (upper left corner). Rendering: Luxigon.</figcaption></figure><p>BIG's residential towers, standing at 60 and 80 meters tall, will have 500 compact &ldquo;youth rooms&rdquo; with an average size of 30m2 as well as balconies and terraces on each story. The project gets its name from the towers' rotating hexagonal cores, which form a distinctly &ldquo;spiky&rdquo; silhouette. According to <a href="https://www.magasinetkbh.dk/indhold/ikea-dybboelsbro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Magasinet KBH</a>, the towers are BIG's&nbsp;first residential project in Copenhagen since their acclaimed &Oslash;restad projects, which include the 8 House.<br></p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/gj/gj4qyf9ud4fagmg6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/gj/gj4qyf9ud4fagmg6.jpg"></a><figcaption>Image courtesy of BIG.</figcaption></figure></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/y3/y3idy6pk3leuamej.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/y3/y3idy6pk3leuamej.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of BIG.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ut/utcn7hztgu7nen7p.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ut/utcn7hztgu7nen7p.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of BIG.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/1j/1jimqkepm5y4xl2f.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/1j/1jimqkepm5y4xl2f.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of BIG.</figcaption></figure><p>The Cactus Towers will over...</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/150016442/bjarke-ingels-compares-the-shape-of-the-just-opened-tirpitz-bunker-museum-to-a-freshly-sliced-hot-potato Bjarke Ingels compares the shape of the just-opened Tirpitz Bunker Museum to a freshly sliced hot potato Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-07T15:20:00-04:00 >2017-07-12T07:11:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2sobzkkxar77acc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2sobzkkxar77acc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2sobzkkxar77acc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q2/q2sobzkkxar77acc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Due to the surrender of German forces in WWII, the Tirpitz Bunker's construction was never completed leaving the dugout as a dark presence on the sandy coast of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3692/denmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denmark</a>. The 3.5 meter thick concrete fortification is the country's largest <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5548/bunker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bunker</a> and was intended to be part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall defenses. Due to its strategic position near the coast, the bunker would've helped protect the sea route to the Port of Esbjerg, a major intermodal hub for the Nordic region. While the Allies blew up many of the bunkers in the region, the Tirpitz was saved. The site has been used as a small museum since 1991 and has previously held concerts and art shows within the moss-covered bunker walls. In 2012 as part of a 7,500-square foot development, it was decided to expand the museum.</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dn/dnsppupl1169p9vd.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dn/dnsppupl1169p9vd.jpg"></a></figure></figure><p>Today, hidden under the dunes, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150015109/bjarke-ingels-tirpitz-bunker-hill-museum-in-denmark-to-open-on-june-30" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the new Tirpitz Museum, designed by Bjarke Ingels</a>, has finally been transformed with four distinct galleries alongside the original bunker. The museum will explore both the lighter an...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015109/bjarke-ingels-tirpitz-bunker-hill-museum-in-denmark-to-open-on-june-30 Bjarke Ingels' Tirpitz bunker hill​ museum in Denmark to open on June 30 Justine Testado 2017-06-28T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T18:38:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a1q5s4lfazqd79g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a1q5s4lfazqd79g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a1q5s4lfazqd79g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a1q5s4lfazqd79g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The elegant new museum [...] is the antithesis of its hefty, imposing neighbour [the Tirpitz, part of Hitler&rsquo;s Atlantic Wall]. A series of incisions appear in the sand dunes, leading to a hidden, airy square from which the exhibition spaces radiate [...] Visitors embark on a &ldquo;daylight&rdquo; journey and a &ldquo;darkened experience&rdquo; that tell the story of how the tides brought wealth and stability to the area on the one hand, and took lives on the other.&#8203;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, the new&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86848249/big-s-bl-vand-bunker-museum-to-be-built-in-historic-dune-landscape-in-varde-denmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bl&aring;vand bunker hill museum</a> in Denmark's West Jutland region will be opening to the public on June 30. Integrated into a historic sand dune next to the Nazi-era Tirpitz bunker, the elegant museum is a &ldquo;light antithesis to bunker architecture&rdquo;, BIG describes. The museum will feature three exhibitions designed by Tinker Imagineers that explore both the lighter and darker chapters of the region's history.</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/149992578/big-s-winning-design-for-the-new-san-pellegrino-flagship-factory BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory Justine Testado 2017-02-17T20:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T00:35:04-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1g/1gj4549ixcz6wyyb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1g/1gj4549ixcz6wyyb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1g/1gj4549ixcz6wyyb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1g/1gj4549ixcz6wyyb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>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, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Architetto Michele De Lucchi.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t07c7k7l64c6ljdw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fh5v8p7bt6g526m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dr/dri7a0krbqmumr2q.jpg"></p><p>At 17,500 m2, the&nbsp;&euro;90 million building pays tribute to its mountainous environment and San Pellegrino's heritage. &ldquo;Rather than imposing a new identity on the existing complex, we propose to grow it out of the complex,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels said in a statement. &ldquo;We propose to wash away the traditional segregation between front and back of house, and to create a seamless continuity between the environment of production and consumption, and preparation and enjoyment.&ldquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z7/z7jzu1m39sufr1xa.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jb/jbkujczapcgyoq5d.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lb/lbjo0ohymwvj8wlj.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the production facility, the new building will include offices for San Pellegrino staff and public spaces open to visitors. BIG's design reinvents elements of classic Italian architect...</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/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/149976652/big-s-ship-office-building-docks-at-the-philadelphia-navy-yard BIG's ship/office building docks at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Julia Ingalls 2016-11-03T12:40:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:43:02-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0n/0ng85efpvgawk5zp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0n/0ng85efpvgawk5zp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0n/0ng85efpvgawk5zp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0n/0ng85efpvgawk5zp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>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 building for <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">the Philadelphia Navy Yard</a> which just welcomed its first tangible tenant, the Penn Capital Management Company, Inc., on its top floor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etevhk629r8zzykk.jpg"></p><p>The Intrepid's&nbsp;site context is closely tied to its design concept.&nbsp;As BIG partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann explains:&nbsp;&ldquo;In many cases, architects design big, boxy buildings that could be placed anywhere and don&rsquo;t connect directly to the site. You would really be hard-pressed to place 1200 Intrepid anywhere else, due to how it connects with its surroundings. Our commission involved creating a speculative office building, for which no tenants were committed. The key challenge here was to create a reason for tenants to be here with the constraint of a stringent bu...</p> 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/149968533/bjarke-ingels-gets-the-rolling-stone-treatment Bjarke Ingels gets the Rolling Stone treatment Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-14T13:20:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T09:31:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ulkgmi30fi9tsxez.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ulkgmi30fi9tsxez.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ulkgmi30fi9tsxez.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ul/ulkgmi30fi9tsxez.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>At 41, Bjarke Ingels could be fairly described as architect-famous, meaning people outside of his profession might be able to finger one of the buildings he's designed, but not the man himself. In person, he exudes a boyish charisma that one minute suggests a Silicon Valley wunderkind and the next a president of a frat house. [...] His most distinctive features are his eyes, which are such dark pools you can practically see your own twin reflections in them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from BIG and its founder:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" 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></li><li><a title="Inga Saffron calls BIG's new Navy Yard building &quot;mesmerizing&quot;, &quot;reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture&quot;" 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 Richard Serra sculpture"</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='60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934618/60-minutes-profiles-bjarke-ingels-the-starchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect"</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149962572/new-renderings-of-bjarke-ingels-high-line-towers-show-crowns-and-amenity-bridges New Renderings of Bjarke Ingels’ High Line Towers Show Crowns and Amenity Bridges Alyssa Alimurung 2016-08-10T17:31:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T12:50:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/be/be1q9kulfl4ewply.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/be/be1q9kulfl4ewply.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/be/be1q9kulfl4ewply.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/be/be1q9kulfl4ewply.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In November 2015, Bjarke Ingels&lsquo; 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.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/149959136/bjarke-builds-a-model-and-explicates-his-design-process Bjarke builds a model! (and explicates his design process) Julia Ingalls 2016-07-21T14:59:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T23:51:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/36/367jnk9vlejzntlu.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/36/367jnk9vlejzntlu.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/36/367jnk9vlejzntlu.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/36/367jnk9vlejzntlu.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Proving that he can hold his own against 8 to 14-year old contenders, <a 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">Bjarke Ingels</a> 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 seamlessly into an explanation of the design concept behind his "unzipped" Serpentine Pavilion. Here's the full video:</p> 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/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> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T19:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Not content to merely redefine <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">skyscrapers</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">football stadiums</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the agency of the architect</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> is now leaping into the realm of transportation, joining up with Hyperloop to "transform the future of public infrastructure."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8pwl9wtb85yt1jnr.jpg"></p><p>Bjarke explained it thusly:&nbsp;"Traditionally, the work of an architect is to design buildings for the same known program - a residence or a workplace - and try to squeeze in a marginal improvement here or an elegant design solution there. With Hyperloop we are not only designing a futuristic station or a very fast train - we are dealing with an entirely novel technology with the potential to completely transform how our existing cities will grow and evolve - &nbsp;and how new cities will be conceived and constructed."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jjmtxlnl8b2ent7s.jpg"></p><p>For its part, AECOM will focus on improving the freight end of the transportation system, focusing its highly trained teams on the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.&nbsp;"AECOMs partnership with Hyperloop One has the potential to transform ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149941747/the-first-major-architect-who-disconnected-the-profession-completely-from-angst-rem-on-bjarke "The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke Nicholas Korody 2016-04-21T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:41:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nzrcvrn24ypv5te9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nzrcvrn24ypv5te9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nzrcvrn24ypv5te9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nz/nzrcvrn24ypv5te9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Contrary to many, maybe including himself, I do not consider Bjarke Ingels the reincarnation of this or that architect from the past. On the contrary, he is the embodiment of a fully fledged new typology, which responds perfectly to the current zeitgeist. Bjarke is the first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst. He threw out the ballast and soared.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"With that, he is completely in tune with the thinkers of Silicon Valley, who want to make the world a better place without the existential hand-wringing that previous generations felt was crucial to earn utopianist credibility," writes Rem Koolhaas for <em>TIME</em>'s&nbsp;2016 list of the "100 Most Influential People".</p><p>"We are friends," Koolhaas continues. "Once, during lunchtime, I used his office to prepare a competition presentation. (We lost.) On the menu that day was quiche. Wow, I wondered, so you can do great architecture without violating anyone&rsquo;s comfort zone?"</p><p>Ingels once worked for Koolhaas at OMA before starting BIG. Since then, they've competed against each other for commissions. Ingels once described their dynamic as "oedipal" in regards to a competition for a project in Miami.</p><p>For more on BIG and OMA, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941601/a-tour-of-oma-s-pierre-lassonde-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of OMA's Pierre Lassonde Pavilion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></li><li><a href="http://Shohei%20Shigematsu%20of%20OMA%20transforms%20the%20Met%20for%20the%20spring%20Costume%20Institute%20exhibit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met ...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-04-04T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:40:49-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fg/fglpa0td2vzey9hp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fg/fglpa0td2vzey9hp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fg/fglpa0td2vzey9hp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fg/fglpa0td2vzey9hp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Caruso St John, Stanton Williams with Asif Khan, and BIG in a team with Hawkins\Brown have been shortlisted to design the Museum of London&rsquo;s new home in Smithfields. The shortlisted teams saw off 80 entries from more than 140 practices and were chosen based on their relevant skills and experience, in particular of significant cultural projects. The competition will create a &pound;150 million new base for the Museum of London in the historic West Smithfield market.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Also selected:</p><ul><li>Lacaton &amp; Vassal Architectes with Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio</li><li>Diener &amp; Diener Architekten with Sergison Bates Architects, East Architecture and Graphic Thought Facility</li><li>Studio Milou architecture with RL&nbsp;&amp; Associ&eacute;s, Axis Architects and Alan Baxter Associates</li></ul><p>Read more articles relating to the chosen practices here:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138497951/damien-hirst-s-surprisingly-restrained-gallery-space-opens-in-london-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Damien Hirst's surprisingly restrained gallery space opens in London today</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127595087/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2015-riba-regional-london-awards-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935801/sparc-grimshaw-big-foster-partners-and-mjma-are-among-this-week-s-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPARC, Grimshaw, BIG, Foster + Partners, and MJMA are among this week's winners</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game</a></p></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C. Julia Ingalls 2016-03-16T20:26:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T01:15:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h3/h3ge13fp7y33clig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h3/h3ge13fp7y33clig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h3/h3ge13fp7y33clig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h3/h3ge13fp7y33clig.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The one thing that everybody's sort of excited about is this idea that the stadium is designed as much for the tailgating, the pre-game, as for the game itself,&rdquo; Ingels says in the 60 Minutes promo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>When sports fans think football, they think...moats? Although the proposed stadium for the still-offensively-named Washington Redskins hasn't officially found a site, team owner Dan Snyder is pushing for it to be located next to the&nbsp;Anacostia River, which would provide context for Ingels' moat, although this juxtaposition still leaves the purple moon unexplained.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wj/wji5cw5dkx43lv2a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sz/sz3px4tqhlouavzz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p2/p2rcl301a602g0ds.jpg"></p><p>More BIG news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934618/60-minutes-profiles-bjarke-ingels-the-starchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect"</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148885108/serpentine-unzips-bjarke-ingels-pavilion-and-4-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine unzips Bjarke Ingels' Pavilion and 4 Summer Houses</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149934618/60-minutes-profiles-bjarke-ingels-the-starchitect 60 Minutes profiles Bjarke Ingels, the "Starchitect" Alexander Walter 2016-03-14T18:16:00-04:00 >2016-03-15T16:18:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/52/52eeabd5cedab19798cad38348aabdef?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/52/52eeabd5cedab19798cad38348aabdef?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/52/52eeabd5cedab19798cad38348aabdef?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/52/52eeabd5cedab19798cad38348aabdef?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The culture at BIG is intense but in off-hours, blowing off steam dressed as your favorite comic book hero isn't uncommon. That's the boss armed with a gun full of tequila. Bjarke Ingels: The way we work is maybe unlike certain architects that have a very particular style where it is the auteur. It has to be the design principal who makes the strokes of genius. I don't have to come up with the best idea. It is my job to make sure that it is always the best idea that wins.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Looking for even BIGger news on Archinect? Here are a few recent stories to begin with:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148885108/serpentine-unzips-bjarke-ingels-pavilion-and-4-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine unzips Bjarke Ingels' Pavilion and 4 Summer Houses</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-04T13:01:00-05:00 >2016-03-07T09:44:34-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wu/wukb94ppy1duybko.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wu/wukb94ppy1duybko.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wu/wukb94ppy1duybko.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wu/wukb94ppy1duybko.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s tempting to see this as celebrity&rsquo;s flourish, but consider all that the shape achieves: It maximizes river views and covered balconies, obstructs its neighbors as little as possible, fills a deep narrow block without resorting to an ungainly slab, protects even low apartments from the noise of the West Side Highway, pierces the skyline with a jaunty top, and leaves room for a courtyard that even in winter basks in sunlight most of the day.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More BIG news from around the world:</p><ul><li><a title="New Renderings Revealed for 217 West 57th Street, the Will-Be Tallest Residential Building in the World" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125746384/new-renderings-revealed-for-217-west-57th-street-the-will-be-tallest-residential-building-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Renderings Revealed for 217 West 57th Street, the Will-Be Tallest Residential Building in the World</a></li><li><a title="Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></li><li><a title="Serpentine unzips Bjarke Ingels' Pavilion and 4 Summer Houses" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148885108/serpentine-unzips-bjarke-ingels-pavilion-and-4-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine unzips Bjarke Ingels' Pavilion and 4 Summer Houses</a></li><li><a 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><li><a title="The Future of New York&rsquo;s Skyline" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146650375/the-future-of-new-york-s-skyline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Future of New York&rsquo;s Skyline</a></li><li><a title="Updated renderings revealed for Bjarke Ingels' High Line twin(ish) towers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145730937/updated-renderings-revealed-for-bjarke-ingels-high-line-twin-ish-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Updated renderings revealed for Bjarke Ingels' High Line twin(ish) towers</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Snøhetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works Nicholas Korody 2016-03-02T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:06:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bs8k30weryhfjqe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bs8k30weryhfjqe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bs8k30weryhfjqe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7bs8k30weryhfjqe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Albright-Knox Art Gallery wants to create a public space that could rival Canalside while expanding and remaking one of the city&rsquo;s most recognizable institutions. And gallery officials are looking to some of the most respected architects in the world to make it happen. They have narrowed the list of potential architects for the gallery&rsquo;s upcoming expansion project to five firms with experience building in challenging urban environments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Located in the historic, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is one of the major cultural hotspots of New York State's second largest city. Now, the contemporary and modern art gallery plans a major expansion of its facilities, which originally opened in 1905 and later gained an addition designed by Gordon Bushaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.</p><p>The Albright-Knox Gallery announced a preliminary list of prominent designers, with a plan to select one by mid-June. The firms are:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sn&oslash;hetta</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bjarke Ingels Group</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77378666/why" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>wHY</strong></a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/895/allied-works-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Allied Works Architecture</strong></a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/25/25lxfk3tyzoin81k.jpg"></p><p>Unlike with other architectural competitions, the Albright-Knox Galley has not asked the firms to submit a near-finalized design. Instead, they've incorporated a yearlong period into the planning process, in order to foster close collaboration with the chosen architects.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re not in a design competition to choose a design and then build it. We&rsquo;re in a process of choosing a partner,&rdquo; Albright-Knox director Janne Sir...</p>