BIG, in collaboration with KiBiSi, is awarded Architectural Digest's inaugural Great Design Award for the Taper Faucet in Gunmental. Designed for Kallista, Taper is recognized in AD's 2017 curated selection of products, distinctively chosen to appeal to tastemakers, influencers and design enthusiasts.
BIG is selected by Abu Dhabi-based developer Imkan to design 'The-Artery’, a 26,000 m2 mixed-use, flexible art space located at the heart of Makers District – a new 18-hectare masterplan aimed to attract creative communities to live and work on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island. The regional creative powerhouse will begin construction this year, with Makers District scheduled to be operational by 2020.
The American Institute of Architects announced VIA 57 West as the recipient of the 2017 Housing Award in the Multifamily Housing category. VIA was assessed for its architectural design features, and integration into it's context, including open and recreational space, transportation options and features that contribute to livable communities.
"Very distinctive building that has become a new part of the city's recognized buildings. Certainly a confident and forward-looking building." Jury comment
Alphabet of Light is selected Best of the Best for the 2017 Red Dot Award - one of the most important international awards to appraise the best design products of the year. BIG Ideas & Artemide's modular system of luminous elements creates a new font made of continuous, diffused light, without visible shadows or glares.
Architizer A+ Award, the most democratic awards platform gathering 400,000 public votes, revealed today BIG's Grove at Grand Bay and Alphabet of Light as both Jury + Popular Choice winners. The projects won in the Architecture + Engineering and Decorative Lighting categories, respectively. BIG's Serpentine Pavilion is also the Popular Choice winner for Pavilions. The Architizer A+ Awards Gala will be held in NYC on May 11.
Watch the trailer for Kaspar Astrup Schrøder's new documentary on Bjarke and BIG in Archdaily: "There is something unsettling about this trailer – something uncomfortable. On the surface it’s as optimistic as any other film about Bjarke Ingels (...) – but something is not quite right." BIG TIME will premiere at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival on April 29.
ASLA, New York announced today The Spiral as one of the winners of the 2017 Design Awards. The recently established BIG Landscape division, who designed the continuous green pathway on the high-rise, took the stage to accept the Merit Award. The Spiral will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture through the month of April.
VIA 57 West is featured in Gulliver's Gate, a new interactive show featuring miniature models of the world's most famous landmarks in a 1:87 scale. The New York Times gives a 360° sneak peak inside the Times Square permanent exhibition before it opens to the public on April 6.
“Quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a pangram, a sentence with a legible meaning that contains all the letters of the alphabet. Written with light inside the Loggiato Est using Alphabet of Light, the system is designed by BIG for Artemide, made only of one curved and one linear module, permitting the creation of all the letters of the alphabet. Image by: Roberto Ercolani
BIG Ideas & Artemide's Alphabet of Light will be installed at Interni's Material Immaterial event as part of the 2017 Salone del Mobile.Milano design fair for Milan Design Week. The installation is open to the public from April 3 - 15 in Università degli Studi di Milano.