Bjarke Ingels is young, Danish and the current star of the world's architectural scene. His firm, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, is leading no less than 60 major projects around the globe, and he manages more than 300 employees between two offices in New York and Copenhagen. The studio is changing the world one building at a time.
The following video is from "Starchitect" which aired on March 13, 2016. Morley Safer is the correspondent. Katy Textor, producer. Click the link below to watch the video:
He is the architect of the moment - a starchitect - designing everything from skyscrapers to an NFL stadium. But, as Morley Safer discovered, young Mister Ingles' designs, can be inventive, can be provocative and are anything but boring.
"When I started studying architecture, people would say, you know, "Can you tell me why are all modern buildings so boring?" Because, like, people had this idea that in the good old days architecture had, like, ornament and little towers and spires and gargoyles, and today, it just becomes very practical" Bjarke Ingels said.