BIG Architects

BIG Designs Amazing Spiral-shaped Museum for Swiss Watchmaker Audemars Piguet

BIG Designs Amazing Spiral-shaped Museum for Swiss Watchmaker Audemars Piguet

The 2,400 square meter (25,800 square feet) pavilion was conceived as a storyline for visitors. It guides them through a linear sequence of spaces and events: from the entrance through lounges, galleries

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Could BIG’s “Big U” Proposal Protect New York City From the Next Hurricane Sandy?

Could BIG’s “Big U” Proposal Protect New York City From the Next Hurricane Sandy?

BIG U: A Day in the Life from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo. "The Big U is an example of what we call Social Infrastructure," said Bjarke Ingels, BIG's Founding Partner. "The High Line shows how a

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OMA Receives $230 Million to Rebuild New Jersey Area Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

OMA Receives $230 Million to Rebuild New Jersey Area Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo. The OMA proposal focuses on implementing resiliency through the integration of key infrastructural

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BIG Breaks Ground on Daylit Marknagil Education Center in the Faroe Islands

BIG Breaks Ground on Daylit Marknagil Education Center in the Faroe Islands

BIG just broke ground on the daylit, vortex-shaped Marknagil Education Center, which is set to be one of the biggest buildings on the Faroe Islands. The center was designed in collaboration with local

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Wave Pier by Mesh Architects Swirls from the Florida Shoreline Like a Roller Coaster

Wave Pier by Mesh Architects Swirls from the Florida Shoreline Like a Roller Coaster

Mesh’s design for the aptly named Wave Pier began as an entry for St. Peterburg's design competition to create a new culture center for the city. The resulting structure defies gravity, swirling and

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BIG Wins Competition to Design “The Red Line,” a Link Between City and Nature in Finland

BIG Wins Competition to Design “The Red Line,” a Link Between City and Nature in Finland

BIG's design for the Ratinanniemi peninsula will bring a waterfront development to the site, with a series of structures of varying elevations forming a modest new skyline for Tampere. Each building will

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Arnold Schwarzenegger & Project Green Light Launch “Sustainia” to Inspire Sustainable Living

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Project Green Light Launch “Sustainia” to Inspire Sustainable Living

Sustainia, an ambitious initiative by Project Green Light to present a virtual realization of a truly sustainable world, was launched March 7 at the University of Geneva by Arnold Schwarzenegger and

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Koutalaki Ski Village: BIG Architects Unveils a Luxurious Winter Resort You Can Ski on Top Of

Koutalaki Ski Village: BIG Architects Unveils a Luxurious Winter Resort You Can Ski on Top Of

A short drive from Kittilä airport, the Lapland area is already an accessible tourist attraction. The new Koutalaki Resort will be situated around a gathering common square.  The new undulating

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BIG Unveils Energy Valley With Floating Solar Sphere for Stockholm

BIG Unveils Energy Valley With Floating Solar Sphere for Stockholm

Inhabitat has reported on some pretty mind-boggling designs by the Bjark Ingels Group, but their latest winning proposal just may take the cake. BIG's Energy Valley was recently chosen as the master plan

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The 人 REN Building Takes the Form of a Sloping Chinese Character

The 人 REN Building Takes the Form of a Sloping Chinese Character

Architecture in China never ceases to amaze us—case in point—the REN Building. Copenhagen’s Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) proposed this eye-catching design over a year ago to coincide with Shanghai's

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8 Green Design Valentines for the Designers We Love

8 Green Design Valentines for the Designers We Love

Design crush: Bjarke Ingels Ode to Bjarke: Buildings worthy of climbing, cascading roofs of green, on you I am so keen. Do you happen to have a wife, your designs are larger than life. From New York

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BIG Unveils Eye-Popping West 57 Residential Tower Pyramid in NYC Today

BIG Unveils Eye-Popping West 57 Residential Tower Pyramid in NYC Today

Mr. Ingels has dropped a few hints about his project unveiling in New York - perhaps the biggest was opening an office and moving to the city. The tower is a clear hybrid of the northern European model of

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Bjarke Ingels Teams Up With Freerunners To Explore Urban Architecture

Bjarke Ingels Teams Up With Freerunners To Explore Urban Architecture

In case you can't get enough of Bjarke Ingels like us, here's an amazing video showcasing freerunners bounding off BIG's green-roofed Mountain Dwellings in Copenhagen. These parkour wonders have a

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BIG Designs Cascading Green Roofed Mountain Dwellings

BIG Designs Cascading Green Roofed Mountain Dwellings

When we first read about the complex's program, we were disappointed with the fact that the development consists of 2/3 parking and just 1/3 of residences. After all, what is the point of being so close

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BIG’s Sloped and Jagged World Village of Women’s Sports

BIG’s Sloped and Jagged World Village of Women’s Sports

Rather than shoot for a boxy gymnasium, BIG decided to frame the complex as a village with plenty of open spaces and public gardens. Because each building is a different shape, it has its own identity and

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BIG Unveils Gigantic Cube Building with a Rooftop Park

BIG Unveils Gigantic Cube Building with a Rooftop Park

The main cutout in TED's facade acts almost as a street, allowing visitors to walk right through the building. To make the smartest use of the space, the large tunnel coils upwards in an ascending spiral

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BIG Unveils Spiraling Cycling Pavilion in Shanghai

BIG Unveils Spiraling Cycling Pavilion in Shanghai

BIG architects recently completed construction on the Danish Pavilion, a stunning beacon for sustainable transportation at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Conceived as an elegantly sloping circular loop,

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BIG Architects Unfold Origami-Skyscraper in Shenzhen China

BIG Architects Unfold Origami-Skyscraper in Shenzhen China

The very fabric of skyscrapers is being reinvented now as architects and engineers look to make these dense urban buildings more sustainable. One of the biggest dilemmas they face is allowing for

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BIG Architects Unveil Massive Mobius Strip Library for Kazakhstan

BIG Architects Unveil Massive Mobius Strip Library for Kazakhstan

BIG Architects have unveiled an incredible new library that will serve as a multifunctional cultural center for Astana, Kazakhstan. Named Nursultan Nazarbayev after the first President of the Republic of

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Azerbaijan’s Carbon Neutral Zira Island

Azerbaijan’s Carbon Neutral Zira Island

Zira Island is a 1,000,000 sq meter island In the Caspian Sea that will soon be developed into an incredible eco-community and sustainably built resort. Master-planned by Denmark-based BIG Architects, the

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Stockholm’s Revitalized Green City Center

Stockholm’s Revitalized Green City Center

A joint project between the Swedes at Nod Landscape Architects and Danes at BIG Architects is set to transform Slussen, Stockholm's city center, with a massive pedestrian-friendly makeover. Currently

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