So, you know about Bjarke Ingles’ Yes is More…but how about CLOG? The inaugural issue of the publication will focus on BIG projects offering different critiques and contributions from over 40 writers, as well as responses from Bjarke Ingles. The work is a reaction to this fact-paced ago of online press, blogs, tweets, etc. where the public is introduced to alarming amounts of work is such a short period of time. “CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen. “ Bringing together contributors from backgrounds including art, architecture, criticism, journalism, parkour, engineering, comics, photography, philosophy, CLOG:BIG presents the first holistic, critical examination of Bjarke Ingels and his firm. And, on October 7, the diagloue will continue at the Storefront for Art and Architecture with Bjarke Ingles and CLOG. Check out the 100+ page book here.
Architect: BIG and Topotek 1
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels
Project Leader: Nanna Gyldholm Møller, Mikkel Marcker Stubgaard
Team: Ondrej Tichy, Jonas Lehmann, Rune Hansen, Jan Borgstrøm, Lacin Karaoz, Jonas Barre, Nicklas Antoni Rasch, Gabrielle Nadeau, Jennifer Dahm Petersen, Richard Howis, Fan Zhang
Collaborators: Topotek 1, Superflex, Help Pr & Communication, Lemming & Eriksson
Client: Copenhagen Municipality, Realdania
Status: 1st Prize, Completion Summer 2011
Size: 4.3 ha
Photographs: BIG, Dragor Luft, Topotek 1
The St. Petersburg Pier, a long-adored and long-outdated West Florida cultural attraction, has unveiled the semi-finalists in its international redesign competition. Of the twenty-three qualified inquiries received, nine were chosen to move forward in the contest. The competition attracted big names in the architecture world; BIG, West 8 Urban Design, James Corner Field Operations, and HOK Architects were among the participants.
More on the St. Petersburg Pier after the break.
This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to Copenhagen. This is our first stop in Europe, and admittedly the selection was not completely unbiased. While studying at the Danish Building Research Institute a few years ago I couldn’t help but fall in love with Copenhagen’s architecture. The Danish attention to detail is absolutely stunning. Besides the wonderful historic architecture, Copenhagen is filled with contemporary architecture of the highest quality. Remarkably, you rarely find the new clashing with the old. More often than not, the contemporary architecture in Copenhagen actually heightens the experience of the historic buildings and streets. Last week our readers suggested so many great buildings I decided to double the usual number of buildings to 24. This still did not come close to including all the suggestions or even some of my favorites, so we will be looking to expand on this list in the near future. Once again thanks to all our readers for your help. As the list is incomplete please add your favorites in the comment section below.
The Architecture City Guide: Copenhagen list and corresponding map after the break.
This short clip focuses on BIG’s commitment to sustainability that does not sacrifice the quality of life. The clip shows some great shots of their buildings, including the 8 House. It also provides snippets of commentary that detail the buildings’ sustainable features and how they increase the quality of life, not just sustain it. The world is taking notice of BIG’s work, and the video shows the Crown Prince Frederik and Bjarke Ingels meeting with the South Korean President who is interested in bringing BIG’s ideas back to South Korea.
West 57th, BIG’s design of a New York apartment building for client Durst Fetner Residential, takes shape in model form in this video. On display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the model is part of Living: Frontiers of Architecture III-IV exhibition. The exhibition which opened the first of this month and will run through October 2nd ‘is full of impressions and insights into the multiple ways we live in the world today’.
BIG, Martha Schwartz Landscape, Buro Happold, Speirs & Major, Lutzenberger & Lutzenberger, and Global Cultural Asset Management are today announced as the winning team of the international design competition for a new 27.000 m2 cultural complex in Albania, consisting of a Mosque, an Islamic Centre, and a Museum of Religious Harmony.
More images and complete press release after the break.
Modern Atlanta (MA) is pleased to announce the first annual Modern Atlanta Prize 2011 competition. The prize intends to highlight talented designers and their projects each year under a new and interesting theme.
This year the prize calls for students and young architects to submit projects that exemplify the rapid development and innovation that is being witnessed in the architecture of Korea. The competition aims to highlight projects of all scales, either built or conceptual, that showcase exceptional Korean design talent as well as projects that thoughtfully deal with the unique conditions whether geographical, social, political or cultural, pertaining to Korea.
All proposals will be reviewed by an international jury panel and winners will be announced in May. The jury includes Jeeyong An and Sang Hwa Lee of MANIFESTO, Kai-Uwe Bergmann of BIG, Sebastien Boissard of Studio Boissard, Matteo Caimi of C&A Architecture, and Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies.
Prize winning entries and honorable mentions will be exhibited at the Korean Pavilion during the Design is Human Week 2011 event to be held from June 6th-12th in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more about MA and the annual Design is Human Week event here.
Last Wednesday we told you we were giving away two copies of Yes is More, the world’s 1st architectural monograph in an eBook edition tailored to the Apple iPad. Now, thanks to BIG and Taschen, two happy reigstered users will enjoy this great eBook. The winners are Danny Taft and Maryanne Friend, and will be contacted at their e-mails. Congratulations, and remember you can register right here and enjoy the benefits!
Registering at ArchDaily can bring you many benefits. And now, it could bring you one more. Next Wednesday, thanks to BIG and Taschen, we are giving away two copies of Yes is More, the world’s 1st architectural monograph in an eBook edition tailored to the Apple iPad (of course, you can also enjoy it in the new iPad 2!)
Become a registered user of ArchDaily right here, and good luck next Wednesday!
The lecture will take place this Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 pm. Presented by LACMA and the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles; organized by Francesca Garcia-Marques, Hon. AIA/LA and Ann Videriksen, Hon. AIA/LA.
For more information go to the event’s official website.
Bjarke Ingels recently appeared on CNN’s series Big Idea, very fitting for his architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group or BIG. Utilizing the firm’s website, Ingels turns it into a presentation tool, and with ease discusses the design process, sharing diagrams and photographs for four of their projects: Mountain Dwellings, their submission to the Shanghai Expo complete with video of Ingels himself riding through the Danish Pavilion, the recently unveiled designs for West 57th in New York City, and the winning design for a new Waste-to-Energy plan in Denmark. The quick, straightforward, and stylish presentation beckons the question, is there still a place for powerpoint?
Bjarke Ingels, award winning Danish architect and author and recently winner of our Building of the Year Award in the Cultural category, will deliver a lecture to NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) students on his architecture and how the evolution of political, economic, and social issues in today’s society is manifested in architecture designs.
The insightful and at times humorous presentation, “YES is More”, will highlight the evening presentation, Friday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Natural History in Balboa Park. For more information on this lecture, please click here.
In the past few years, Bjarke Ingels’ architecture has slowly, but steadily, been gaining international attention. From housing projects to commercial entities to design ideas, Northern European countries have found themselves host to an abundance of angular geometries, bold forms, and straightforward approaches characteristic of Ingels. As we reported early last week, BIG will now take its signature style to Manhattan with a not-so-typical response for the design of a New York apartment building for client Durst Fetner Residential (be sure to read our coverage here).
After the excitement of seeing BIG’s fresh architectural idea respond to the character and context of New York, now, the harsh reality of board meetings and zoning regulations are the project’s next obstacle to overcome in the quest for final approval.
More about W57th’s approval process after the break.
The awkwardly shaped large site at West Side Highway and 57th Street is about to get a whole lot more attention. Bjarke Ingels and BIG will finally make their architectural debut in North America, with an unusual apartment building design in none other than New York City. The asymmetrical peak almost pyramid in shape is the result of blending the mismatched forms of a typical Manhattan tower podium and a low-rise apartment block European in style.
BIG’s reinvention of the ‘New York apartment building’ somehow is able to check all of the boxes, providing a connection to the waterfront and the Hudson River Park, acknowledging the surrounding context both in relationship to building size and neighbors’ views, and alleviating traffic noise. The leafy green courtyards that pop up within this new residential typology help to balance a steeply sloped facade, 450-feet at its peak. Designed for client Durst Fetner Residential, the building offers both a cultural and commercial program and will accommodate 600 residential units varying in size.
Follow the break for the architect’s description and more photographs.
Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Location: Manhattan, New York, USA
Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels
Project Leader: Beat Schenk
Project Architect: Sören Grünert
Project Team: Thomas Christoffersen, Celine Jeanne, Daniel Sundlin, Alessandro Ronfini, Aleksander Tokarz, Alessio Valmori, Alvaro Garcia Mendive, Felicia Guldberg, Gabrielle Nadeau, Ho Kyung Lee, Julian Liang, Julianne Gola, Lucian Racovitan, Marcela Martinez, Maria Nikolova, Minjae Kim, Mitesh Dixit, Nicklas Rasch, Riccardo Mariano, Stanley Lung, Steffan Heath, Thilani Rajarathna, Xu Li
Architect of Record: SLCE Architects
Landscape Architects: Starr Whitehouse
Structural: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP: Dagher Engineering
Civil: Langan Engineering
Construction Manager: Hunter Roberts
Transportation: Philip Habib & Assoc.
Building Envelope: Israel Berger & Assoc.
Marketing: Nancy Packes
Vertical Transportation: Van Deusen & Assoc.
Acoustical: Cerami & Assoc.
Client: Durst Fetner Residential
Project Area: 870,000 sqf
Renderings & Animation: German Glessner
Located in an industrial area near the city center the new Waste-to-Energy plant will be an exemplary model in the field of waste management and energy production, as well as an architectural landmark in the cityscape of Copenhagen. The project is the single largest environmental initiative in Denmark with a budget of 3,5 Billion DKK, and replaces the adjacent 40 year old Amagerfor- braending plant, integrating the latest technologies in waste treatment and environmental performance.
The shortlisted offices included Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Dominique Perrault Architecture, 3xN, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects & Gottlieb Paludan Architects who were selected to compete out of 36 international proposals in Fall 2010. The winning team is announced by an unanimous judge panel.
More images and complete architect’s description after the break.
Straight on the heels of being named the Best Architectural Monograph of 2010 by the DAM Museum, Taschen republishes YES IS MORE as the World’s 1st Architectural Monograph in an eBook edition tailored to the Apple iPad.
The digital edition of Yes is More not only includes the 400 page Archicomic which has now been translated into 6 languages, but updates several projects which have been completed since it hit bookstores in Feb 2009. In addition to the updates of the Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010 and the 8 House in Copenhagen, the eBook takes you behind the scenes of BIG’s three most recent projects.
Over 25 short films and animations have been added to create a truly immersive experience that distinguishes the eBook from its printed kin. The $ 9.99 Yes is More eBook is available for download on the Apple iTunes App Store.
Check out this great video we found featuring Bjarke Ingels of BIG by Studio Banana. We love BIG’s simplistic yet creative mannerisms where an initial diagrammatic strategy develops into architecture that is tied to the context and responds to the users. The young firm has already defined its architectural niche, as BIG’s projects – no matter the scale – consistently challenge the accepted norms regarding form, programmatic distribution and user experience. Ingels speaks a lot of the idea of “evolution” and applying such notions to projects like their hotel in Shanghai; what do you think of this, as Ingles puts it, “metaphor” for design?
Be sure to peruse BIG’s projects previously featured on AD for further insight into Ingels’ work. Enjoy the video!