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BIG Unveils 20-Year-Plan to Transform the National Mall

BIG Unveils 20-Year-Plan to Transform the National Mall

BIG's South Mall redesign will have three main goals: to create a more cohesive and easily navigable master plan to tie the museums and gardens together, to improve the visitor experience with expanded

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First Bricks Laid for BIG’s LEGO House in Denmark!

First Bricks Laid for BIG’s LEGO House in Denmark!

Construction on Bjarke Ingels Group's LEGO House just broke ground yesterday, starting with the installation of six LEGO-shaped foundation bricks. Located at The LEGO Group's birthplace in the Danish city

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Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

Zoos sometimes get a bad rap, but they are still wildly popular and a fascinating way to get up close to animals you would never see otherwise. Enter Zootopia - a kindler, gentler, more human zoo that

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Bjarke Ingels’ Concave BIG Maze Takes Over DC’s National Building Museum

Bjarke Ingels’ Concave BIG Maze Takes Over DC’s National Building Museum

Known for their playful designs, BIG mixed design influences from ancient labyrinths, 17th and 18th century European hedge mazes, and even American corn mazes. Unlike the typical maze, however, this

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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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BIG’s Honeycomb Bahamas Resort Features a Private Pool on Every Balcony

BIG’s Honeycomb Bahamas Resort Features a Private Pool on Every Balcony

The façade's openings have a hexagonal pattern that uniquely frames the natural beauty of the Island, while the balconies are deep enough to provide lounging areas, summer kitchens, and private pools.

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BIG Wins Competition to Design Green-Roofed Museum of the Human Body in Montpellier

BIG Wins Competition to Design Green-Roofed Museum of the Human Body in Montpellier

The Museum of the Human Body will be located at the edge of Charpak Park in the newly developed Parc Marianne near City Hall. The museum will be dedicated to the artistic, scientific and architectural

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BIG Unveils Sunken Maritime Museum Shaped Like a Ship in Denmark

BIG Unveils Sunken Maritime Museum Shaped Like a Ship in Denmark

Located at the water's edge, the sunken maritime museum resembles the shape of a long ship cut into the earth. A series of double-level bridges span the dock, providing visitors with dramatic views across

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New Renderings of Dramatic “Mantaray” Overlook for Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveiled

New Renderings of Dramatic “Mantaray” Overlook for Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveiled

A lot of excitement has been surrounding the upcoming development of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6, and new renderings of the project's dramatic "Mantaray" overlook have fueled the fire even more. BIG and

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BIG Selected to Develop the Master Plan of the Smithsonian Institute Campus

BIG Selected to Develop the Master Plan of the Smithsonian Institute Campus

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is known for designing modern, unconventional buildings, so it comes as a bit of a surprise to learn that Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been selected to redesign

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LEGO Soon to Get the “Best Museum EVER” by BIG and RAA

LEGO Soon to Get the “Best Museum EVER” by BIG and RAA

LEGO building blocks may arguably be the best toy ever - and they'll soon be getting the "best museum ever"! Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the Danish starchitecture firm, and Ralph Appelbaum Associates

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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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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+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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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BIG Architects’ Hill House has a Garden on Top

BIG Architects’ Hill House has a Garden on Top

M2 Homes offers a range of residences designed by well-known architects at prices comparable to traditional houses. They asked Bjarke Ingels to design a home and he was inspired by the garden because it

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