Next Month, architecture will be hitting the mainstream media, as Bjarke Ingels has been selected to grace the cover of the September 2016 edition of WIRED UK. Titled “THINK BIGGER,” the issue will also feature profiles and stories from architects and designers Tom Dixon, Neri Oxman, David Adjaye and Rem Koolhaas. A Condé Nast Publication, the magazine focuses on the effects of science and technology on topics including design, architecture, culture, the economy, politics and philosophy.
The feature is not Ingels’ first appearance in WIRED or WIRED UK, as previous profiles have included articles about BIG’s Serpentine Pavilion Design and the firm’s role in shaping the New York City skyline. He was also recently named to the annual WIRED 100 list of people “shaping our culture, the tech economy, consumer behaviour, scientific discovery - in short, the people making things happen.”
Koolhaas, too, has an intimate history with the publication, serving as guest editor of the June 2003 issue of WIRED as a follow-up to the successes of his own manifestos, S,M,L,XL and Delirious New York. The edition contained 30 mini-essays, reminiscent of an expanded S,M,L,XL dictionary, and contained the first widespread public release of investigations conducted by OMA’s newly-established research wing, AMO.