February 21, 2010
Video: Bjarke Ingles - Interveiwed by Brijuni Arquitectos - Part V
Bjarke Ingels People´s Tower from brijuni arquitectos on Vimeo.
Part V of the interview with Bjarke Ingles illuminates the development of the idea for their People's Tower project in Shanghai. Its a bit scary to me, that the same design (although scaled up) is relevant for Sweden and China. I think designing for the specific context is incredibly important for successful architecture. I am sure they manipulated the design and adapted it to respond to local climate, culture, surroundings, etc. It does seem to fit within the flamboyant skyline of shanghai more than the subdued landscape of Sweden.