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Bjarke Ingels, Keré, Kamara: Discover the Internships and Lectures of 'Architecture for Humanity' 2021 Edition

Pandemic, economic crisis, migration and climate change: every area –from the periphery of our metropolis to the most remote tropical village– can now be defined as an "emergency context". The United Nations –already before the pandemic cycle– estimated that the fragmentation of conflicts, combined with the effects of the economic and ecological crisis, was generating a humanitarian emergency greater than that caused by the Second World War.
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Bjarke Ingels is now designing underwater robots

Deep at the bottom of the ocean, there are vast fields of metal that could be critical for the future of renewable energy. The polymetallic nodules, which resemble potato-like clumps, are rich in nickel, cobalt, copper, and manganese—several of the key ingredients in lithium ion batteries, which are used in electric vehicles and solar energy storage systems. They’ve been known since the 1970s to exist in some of the darkest depths of the ocean. A new venture is hoping to bring them to the surface.
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Bjarke Ingels reveals design for “infinity loop” research centre in Hangzhou

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled its loopy design for a smartphone company’s headquarters in Hangzhou, about 160km southwest of Shanghai. The building was commissioned by OPPO, China’s largest smartphone company for its research division. It also provides a striking gateway for the city’s Future Sci-Tech City, a district dedicated to “global technology entrepreneurship”.

bjarke ingels, shigeru ban, and olafur eliasson on 'new european bauhaus' roundtable

Architects bjarke ingels and shigeru ban, as well as artist olafur eliasson, are among the creatives to have been appointed to the high-level roundtable of the ‘new european bauhaus’ (NEB). as an initiative of the european union (EU), the program calls on all europeans to ‘imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls’. described as a ‘think-do tank’, the NEB seeks to serve as a platform for experimentation and connection, bridging the sphere of science and technology with the world of art and culture.

Bjarke Ingels and Xiye Bastida on Designing the Ideal City

What kind of cities do we want to live in? What do we believe is important for a good life? And what makes a good home for all of us? SPACE10 with gestalten have teamed up to gather insights from world-renowned experts to explore a better urban future for humanity. Compiled in a book entitled The Ideal City, the findings draw five core principles: The city of tomorrow should be resourceful, accessible, shared, safe, and desirable.
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Bjarke Ingels is "this century's Frank Lloyd Wright" says USModernist director

Architect Bjarke Ingels ranks alongside 20th-century greats such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen and John Lautner, according to USModernist director George Smart. Smart ranked the Danish architect's Via 57 West project in Manhattan as one of his 10 favourite modernist buildings in North America and said: "Bjarke Ingels is this century's Frank Lloyd Wright and I'm going on record with that statement."

Bjarke Ingels gives shape to the Virgin Hyperloop

The future is all about tubes. At least, that’s what Virgin Hyperloop would have you believe. The company recently released a series of images and a short film to give a flavour of how its far-future transport network will actually function from a passenger’s point of view. Hyperloops, which use frictionless vacuum tubes to enable passenger pods to reach vast speeds, are gaining currency and credibility around the world. The basic concept has been around for centuries, but its modern iteration was popularised by Elon Musk at the turn of the last decade.

Smithsonian scales back $2bn Bjarke Ingels redevelopment

The Smithsonian Institution has announced that it is abandoning its dramatic Bjarke Ingels redevelopment to a much more modest programme of remodelling and repair. The ambitious and contentious $2 billion futuristic master plan was unveiled by the Smithsonian in 2014. Designed by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), it was intended to create a radical makeover of the institution’s 17-acre site in Washington DC. A dramatically less ambitious plan will be now unveiled.

How Bjarke Ingels Changed Architecture

Architects: Showcase your next project through Architizer and sign up for our inspirational newsletter. Few architects in the world have mastered the marketing game as well as Bjarke Ingels. His adaptability to different cultural and economic influences has made the 42-year-old enfant terrible a divisive figure within the professional community. Ingels’ designs, representation style and public persona reinforce his iconoclastic status as either the best representative of the young architectural vanguard or, for some, a master of self-promotion.