In the latest video from the Louisiana Channel, six architects – Bjarke Ingels, Liz Diller, Daniel Libeskind, Robert A.M. Stern, Thom Mayne, and Craig Dykers – share what it’s like to build in New York. From the High Line to the 9/11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at Ground Zero, the architects each describe their approach to designing in the iconic city.
“A building should not look like Lady Gaga,” states Robert A.M. Stern who believes that architects need to learn how to build more “background buildings, how to frame streets how to create a Central Park West as a gigantic, articulated wall of structures, not a series of twisting, turning isolated things." Bjarke Ingels, meanwhile, emphasizes the importance of designing for the people rather than for other architects. “We really need to care about the people we are designing for, understand what their dreams and desires and priorities are, and then we have to use that understanding as the driving force of the work we put forward,” Ingels states.
Hear what else the architects had to say in the full video above.