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BIG Architects Monograph

Architectural Book by Arquitectura Viva for Bjarke Ingels Group

21 Oct 2013

BIG Architects Book

Publication by Arquitectura Viva

The publisher Arquitectura Viva has just released a monograph devoted to the Danish studio BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group.

BIG Monograph cover:
BIG Architects Monograph by Bjarke Ingels Group
photo from Arquitectura Viva

Images posted include the cover and a selection of project images.

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

The Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, of BIG Architects, without having turned 40 yet, leads an architecture studio of almost 200 people with offices in Copenhagen, New York and Beijing, and with projects spread throughout Europe, United States, Asia and Middle East.

Beach Resort Hualien Taiwan – 2009 :
Beach Resort Hualien Taiwan
picture by architects

Based on the concept of ‘social infrastructure’, his work is the product of analyzing the constant political, economic and social changes, which he addresses via a proactive and optimistic architecture. Number 162 of AV Monographs, devoted to the young office BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), starts out with a text by Ingels himself, in which he explains the studio’s approach to architecture.

Danish Pavilion, 2008-2010, Shanghai:
Danish Pavilion Shanghai
photo by Hanne Hvattun

This introductory piece is followed by ten works built since 2001, among which the recently completed Danish Maritime Museum or the Danish Pavilion for Expo Shanghai 2010 (some of the first projects, including the pool in Copenhagen harbor, the VM Houses and The Mountain were designed with his ex-partner in PLOT, Julien De Smedt).

Greenland National Gallery of Art, Nuuk:
Greenland National Gallery of Art
image by architects

The monograph also gathers fifteen projects in progress around the globe, including the Greenland National Gallery of Art, Europa City in Paris, the Waste Treatment Plant in Copenhagen or the Observation Tower in Arizona. All of them have in common their playful and pragmatic vision, and also a clear commitment with sustainable construction.

BIG Bang:
BIG Bang
image from Arquitectura Viva

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Arquitectura Viva (Ed.), Madrid, 2013
144 pages
Print edition 30 euros
Digital edition 15,99 euros

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