Principal of the trendsetting firm BIG, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has been a powerful force in recent architectural competitions - winner of the Danish Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo and a recent competition for Tallinn's new City Hall. The firm continuously creates bold forms while focusing on being environmentally responsible. This lecture touches on their design process, highlights some recent projects, discusses their design philosophy and interest in diverse ways of illustrating those design ideas.
Ingles worked for OMA before opening his own practice and you can see the strong influences in his work. Using clear diagrams to describe main concepts, focusing on creating unique icons within the urban context, BIG has made its mark on the contemporary architecture stage. Along with their striking design work, the firm is publishing a manifesto titled "Yes is More." Using the form of a comic book they discuss ways of visualizing the built environment and confronting challenges in a way that inspires creativity and innovation.
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