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Bjarke Ingels on Sculptural Skyscrapers and Refining Parameters in High Rise Design

Bjarke Ingels on Sculptural Skyscrapers and Refining Parameters in High Rise Design

In an interview with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), Bjarke Ingels reflects on the design of skyscrapers, noting how "sculpture is fine, but if its arbitrary it's not as interesting." Architects, Ingels argues, have the problem of "skilled incompetence:" the notion that they "already know the answer before [they've] even heard the question." This prevents them "from questioning the question, or having the question rephrased, or elaborating on the question, or even listening for the question – because [they] already know the answer."

While discussing some of his current projects in New York City, including Two World Trade Center, Ingels declared:

It's always about trying to find increasingly refine the parameters by which you design high rise. Having recently been throw into the mix in [New York City's] Downtown, it's no longer a single floor plate repeated but more like a series of buildings within the building.

Via CTBUH

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Bjarke Ingels on Sculptural Skyscrapers and Refining Parameters in High Rise Design" 18 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785708/bjarke-ingels-on-sculptural-skyscrapers-and-refining-parameters-in-high-rise-design/> ISSN 0719-8884
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BIG's "Courtscraper" in Downtown Manhattan. Image © Field Condition

Bjarke Ingels 谈论雕塑式摩天楼以及高层建筑设计的参数细化