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BIG Wants To Put Phoenix On the Map With a Giant Pin Observation Tower

BIG Wants To Put Phoenix On the Map With a Giant Pin Observation Tower

The Pin Phoenix Observation Tower is being developed by boutique real estate company Novawest and designed by Denmark-based BIG. Unlike many other big cities, Phoenix does not have an observation tower to

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BIG Unveils Plans For Luxurious LEED GOLD Coconut Grove Condominiums With a (Literal) Twist

BIG Unveils Plans For Luxurious LEED GOLD Coconut Grove Condominiums With a (Literal) Twist

Most beachfront hotels and condominium towers employ a traditional box-like design. While this is efficient, it means only rooms on one side of the building get access to unrestricted views of the ocean

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BIG’s Quirky Kilometer Long Superkilen Park Celebrates Diversity in Copenhagen

BIG’s Quirky Kilometer Long Superkilen Park Celebrates Diversity in Copenhagen

Superkilen Park is a long 1km urban space in the Nørrebro neighborhood on the northwest side of the Copenhagen, and was designed by BIG, Topotek1, and Superflex. The park features 3 distinct areas: the

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Hanging Gardens Split Open BIG’s Marina Lofts Development Along Ft. Lauderdale’s River

Hanging Gardens Split Open BIG’s Marina Lofts Development Along Ft. Lauderdale’s River

Marina Lofts is slated to be a 1,072-unit rental condo complex built in three phases along the south side of the New River in Ft. Lauderdale. The project has been designed by BIG for Asi Cymbal who

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BIG’s Connecting Greenland: AIR + PORT Exhibit Proposes a New Future for Greenland

BIG’s Connecting Greenland: AIR + PORT Exhibit Proposes a New Future for Greenland

Currently, Greenland residents rely heavily on air travel to get around, but are plagued by empty flights and staggering prices. BIG and its cohorts are proposing to address this domestic problem with a

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BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum Preserves Denmark’s WWII History

BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum Preserves Denmark’s WWII History

BIG's design sheds new light on Denmark's war history, and it does so by balancing practical and playful forms. The bunker's dark and austere energy is balanced by the museum's light, airy and modern

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BIG+FREAKS Unveil an Urban Living Room To Serve as MÉCA For Art in Bordeaux

BIG+FREAKS Unveil an Urban Living Room To Serve as MÉCA For Art in Bordeaux

Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects recently were awarded first prize by the Regional Council of Bordeaux to design the new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural

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Asymptote Architecture’s Prefab Velo Towers are Topped With Green Roofs and a Soaring Skybridge

Asymptote Architecture’s Prefab Velo Towers are Topped With Green Roofs and a Soaring Skybridge

Asymptote Architecture's round, offset Velo Towers offer an interesting alternative to typical skyscraper designs, resembling rotating parts on a machine. Both the interior residential units and external

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BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

Cross # Towers is a residential housing project for the Yongsan International Business District (Dreamhub) that consists of two towers - one is 214 meters tall and the other is 204 meters tall. The

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Tomorrow is the Last Day to See BIG’s Pulsing 10-Foot Tall LED Heart Sculpture in Times Square!

Tomorrow is the Last Day to See BIG’s Pulsing 10-Foot Tall LED Heart Sculpture in Times Square!

If you're in New York City, head to Times Square to show your love by making this 10-foot tall LED heart sculpture glow a brilliant pink. Designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group, the heart hovers within a

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BIG Unveils Plans for Its New Twisting Residential Skyscraper in Vancouver

BIG Unveils Plans for Its New Twisting Residential Skyscraper in Vancouver

BIG's daring proposal for the Vancouver 49-storey residential tower includes a 9-storey podium with market rental housing, commercial uses, and a childcare facility. Inside there would be 600 residential

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BIG Wins Kimball Art Center Competition With Its Twisting Timber Eco Tower

BIG Wins Kimball Art Center Competition With Its Twisting Timber Eco Tower

Bjarke Ingels loves to ski, so there's no doubt he's thrilled that his firm, BIG, just won first prize to design the renovation and expansion of the Kimball Art Center in Park City, UT. BIG's winning

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AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens

AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens

Although Navy Pier is the top tourist attraction in Illinois, Chicago residents will tell you that in its current state the pier is feeling dated, kitschy and, well, cheesy. First and foremost, the

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Architect Michael Maltzan’s “Lens” Wins St. Petersburg Pier Competition

Architect Michael Maltzan’s “Lens” Wins St. Petersburg Pier Competition

Sustainability is at the core of the Lens concept. In it, part of the structure from the existing pier will be used as the foundation for a new aquatic reef. Sea grass and trays of oyster habitat will be

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Design for Park City’s New Kimball Art Center!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Design for Park City’s New Kimball Art Center!

BIG's Twisting Timber Eco Tower Denmark-based BIG took inspiration from historic mining structures in Park City to design this twisting timber tower. They combined clean, modern lines with rustic

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BIG Proposes Twisting Timber Eco Tower for the Kimball Art Center in Park City

BIG Proposes Twisting Timber Eco Tower for the Kimball Art Center in Park City

The Kimball Art Center is a central hub within the old town district of Park City, UT and is located in the historic gas station and garage of Bill Kimball, who donated it to become an arts and cultural

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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’s Waste-to-Energy Ski Slope Incinerator Scrapped Due to Environmental Concerns

BIG’s Waste-to-Energy Ski Slope Incinerator Scrapped Due to Environmental Concerns

Last year, when BIG unveiled its fantastical ski resort on top of a waste-to-energy incinerator plant in Copenhagen, we were admittedly intrigued. But we weren't at all surprised when the City of

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Audi and BIG Show Off Their Illuminated Urban Road of the Future Pavilion at Art Basel

Audi and BIG Show Off Their Illuminated Urban Road of the Future Pavilion at Art Basel

Audi and BIG showed up at Art Basel Miami last week with what could be mistaken as the latest dance floor design -- a huge LED surface which illuminates and tracks humans. The floor and accompanying

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BIG Makes a Splash With Sweeping Wave-Shaped St. Petersburg Pier

BIG Makes a Splash With Sweeping Wave-Shaped St. Petersburg Pier

St. Petersburg Pier was originally a train pier that was used to offload goods from boats, but as deep water ports developed, the pier became obsolete and residents of the area began using it for

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Paris PARC: BIG + OFF Win Competition to Design Sorbonne’s New Research Centre in Paris

Paris PARC: BIG + OFF Win Competition to Design Sorbonne’s New Research Centre in Paris

Like a mirror, the stealthy building seeks to blend into its environs and fits into the dense context of university buildings from different historical periods. Located at the visual axis of the Notre

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BIG to Transform Swiss Transitlager Warehouse Into a Hip Urban Development

BIG to Transform Swiss Transitlager Warehouse Into a Hip Urban Development

BIG was one of several invited firms to propose concepts for the transformation of the warehouse and their winning proposal goes beyond merely renovating the old structure. BIG's Transitlager scheme

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PHOTOS: A First Look Inside BIG’s Stunning Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Eco-Village

PHOTOS: A First Look Inside BIG’s Stunning Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Eco-Village

At 476 units, 8 Tallet is Denmark's largest housing complex. The structure's most distinguishing feature is a wide promenade that weaves through the entire building from the bottom to the top, affording

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Green-Roofed Sydhavn School Will Terrace Elegantly Down to Copenhagen’s Harbor

Green-Roofed Sydhavn School Will Terrace Elegantly Down to Copenhagen’s Harbor

Extending into the water, the school and adjacent sports center connect with the harbor like a ship alongside a quay. The buildings open up to the sea with terraces placed at various levels to provide

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Mosque for All: BIG Wins Competition To Design Inside-Out Albanian Cultural Center

Mosque for All: BIG Wins Competition To Design Inside-Out Albanian Cultural Center

Albania sits at the crossroads of three major religions: Islam, Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, and two new churches were recently completed for the later religions. So in order to promote

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BIG Unveils a Driverless World of the Future Complete With Solar-Powered Streets

BIG Unveils a Driverless World of the Future Complete With Solar-Powered Streets

(Driver)Less is More is BIG's entry in the Audi Urban Future Initiative -- an international competition that challenges designers and architects to envision the world of tomorrow. BIG's proposal

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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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BIG Unveils A Green-Roofed Ice Hockey Rink That Is Downright Cool

BIG Unveils A Green-Roofed Ice Hockey Rink That Is Downright Cool

The existing site is a naturally recessed bowl and BIG takes the concept and extends it further by sinking the ice rink into the bowl and covering it with a green roof. Facing the south, a huge east-west

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PUU-BO: BIG Unveils Prefabricated Wood Eco Community for Finland

PUU-BO: BIG Unveils Prefabricated Wood Eco Community for Finland

Inhabitat favorite BIG just unveiled a modern prefabricated eco village that will be constructed in the Finnish city of Kouvola. Dubbed “PUU-BO”, the flexible wooden housing project won first place in

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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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