The Bjarke Ingels Group steps outside of traditional architectural framework and strives to connect story, landscape & community to the future of architecture.
Since visiting the "8 House", "Mountain Dwellings" and "Superkilen" in Copenhagen, it is impossible to ignore that B.I.G.'s work extends far past erecting "starchitecture".
The story that Bjarke Ingels's studio tells with each commission is unique. The studio believes storytelling to be a critical part of what informs their work. By keeping a strong connection with people and place - B.I.G. has been instrumental in arguably the most important pieces of architecture in the 20th century.
Why not design architecture that gives back space to the community it becomes a part of?
Lets face it - 9 times out of 10 when you see a new condo building being constructed across from your favourite park or window, it's rare you feel an overwhelming sense of joy.
The key is understanding the story and listening before contributing.
Just as B.I.G. achieves alchemy in architecture with the "Mountain Dwellings", "no hands" utilities the idea of alchemy in design to blur the lines between singular disciplinary approaches to elevate each story.
Nods to B.I.G. for inspiring change in architecture and, to be frank, the landscape of design.
The B.I.G. mothership: www.big.dk