A+U 548: BIG + SMALL

A+U 548: BIG + SMALL

From the Publisher. The May 2016 issue of a+u is a special issue dedicated to recent works by BIGBjarke Ingels Group.

The team is engaged with projects both large and small in locations all over the world. The issue reflects that diversity, with the first half devoted to the large, urban-scale works for which the practice is best known, and the second half devoted to smaller works, including residences and a pavilion. Including those nearing completion, 20 of the 22 projects introduced here are currently underway. Over the next few years, we will see many more of their works finished.

Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

Leading off the issue is an interview of Bjarke Ingels by Jeffrey Inaba. The office's projects are characterized by conceptual clarity and surprisingly playful forms. From the interview, we see how these characteristics are the answer to the basic architectural themes of form, function, site, circulation, direction, light, air, and materials. At various scales, from small to large, their work is based on a detailed engagement with spatial experience and structure, architectural materials and the surrounding context, and broader issues in society – an ongoing challenge unfettered by conventional ideas.

Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.


“The Big Picture"
Bjarke Ingels x Jeffrey Inaba

"Everything is possible"
Antón García-Abril


East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

Google Campus

200 Greenwich Street / 2 WTC

Amager Resource Center / ARC

66 Hudson Boulevard – THE SPIRAL

Washington Redskins Stadium

Hualien Residences

Shenzhen Energy Headquarters

VIA at West 57th Street

Metzler Tower

Vancouver House

Grove at Grand Bay

The Honeycomb

Danish National Maritime Museum

Battersea Power Station Malaysia Square

Gammel Hellerup High School

Audemars Piguet Museum

Museumscenter Blåvand

Kistefos Art Museum

Villa GUG

Mexican Villa

Serpentine Pavilion 2016

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "A+U 548: BIG + SMALL" 09 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/787062/a-plus-u-548-big-plus-small> ISSN 0719-8884

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