The Spiral in the Hudson Yards is ready to begin foundation work as demolition has been cleared on the site. The spiraling supertall will reach 1,005 ft to its rooftop, with 64-stories wrapped in cascading, terraced gardens.
Cast your vote for The Eleventh in 6sqft's poll for 2017 Building of the Year, celebrating new developments in New York City's skyline. Our pair of towers between the High Line and Hudson River twist as they rise, creating optimal views from every unit into the city and water. Vote for The Eleventh by Dec. 11th here.
Interior Design's Editor-in-Chief Cindy Allen awards BIG INTERIORS with the Building of the Year trophy for Grove at Grand Bay in Miami, Florida. The team's design for the two Coconut Grove towers' interiors is chosen as winner of the Multi-Unit Housing category in the magazine's 12th annual Best of Year Awards.
Architectural Digest introduced the AD100 list today featuring this year's architects and designers with "uncommon vision". BIG's LEGO House in Billund, Denmark is celebrated as a public project and cultural institution, inviting and empowering children and adults to create their own world, and to inhabit those worlds through play.
Austin Sports & Entertainment today announced plans to launch East Austin District, the city’s first and only sports, culture and entertainment destination located east of Downtown Austin. Designed by BIG, East Austin District is an entirely new neighborhood with a pro-sports stadium and large-scale music arena tailored to celebrate the quintessential Austin experience under one checkered roofscape.
“Like a collective campus rather than a monolithic stadium, the East Austin District unifies all the elements of Rodeo and Soccer into a village of courtyards and canopies. Embracing Austin’s local character and culture, the East Austin District is a single destination composed of many smaller structures under one roof. Part architecture, part urbanism, part landscape – the East Austin District is the architectural manifestation of collective intimacy – a complex capable of making tens of thousands of fans come together and enjoy the best Austin has to offer inside and between its buildings.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.
Bjarke Ingels and Sandy Kenyon took the stage at VIA 57 West earlier this week, kicking off BIG Time's debut to the Big Apple from the movie screen to the back seat of New York City's taxi cabs. Danish filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder's documentary follows BIG and Bjarke for over seven years—capturing the dreams and ideas, struggles and conflicts, wins and losses, wishes and sacrifices of building buildings and an architecture studio. BIG Time is showing for 1 week at the Landmark Theatres located in VIA 57 West, from Dec 1-7. Learn more about the screening here.
Future proof your home by going keyless with Friday Lock. The world's smallest smart lock designed by BIG Ideas and Friday Labs can now ship and retrofit to any door, anywhere in the world. Get to know Friday’s advanced, tech-integrated features including bluetooth, wifi and Apple HomeKit for a peace of mind holiday, discounted for a limited time at Bestbuy and fridaylabs.net.
Following unanimous support from Camden Council this summer, Google's new 81,000 m2 office breaks ground today with Director of Real Estate and Construction Joe Borrett, Google's CFO Ruth Porat, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and UK Managing Director Ronan Harris. The £1bn London HQ in King's Cross will accommodate 7,000 staff with amenities including sleeping pods, sports pitches and rooftop running track.
CLAD Magazine's latest issue gives readers a rare look into the making of BIG through the lens of Bjarke Ingels, CEO Sheela Søgaard and BIG's growing Partners team. Who is BIG's culture ambassador? Who carved the path from internship to partnership? From play space of the recently completed LEGO House to outer space with Mars Science City, how have BIG's design philosophies materialized in our latest built projects today and how will they inform our projects of tomorrow? Read the full story online here.
VIA 57 West is featured in CNN Style's list of 21st century buildings redrawing the New York City streets and skylines. The residential courtscraper is also included in the recently published book by Prestel, New New York Architecture.