Star architects: the best of Bjarke Ingels

by Valentina Ieva
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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:

www.cbsnews.com/videos/starchitect/

 

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.

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    • Valentina Ieva

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      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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