BIG Bjarke Ingels Group (eds. Shim Jae-yeun & Park Sung-jin; Archlife, 2010) presents 30 global architectural fingerprints of the Copenhagen-based office.
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is a Danish based practice led by Bjarke Ingels, the promising young architect well know for experimental mindset with a humorous tint, social responsibility and unique sense of humor, as well as shrewd analysis, and having grown at a fierce pace for past 10 years since starting the career in 2001. It has continued to draw public attention with its sometimes controversy-stirring projects, moving beyond Denmark into Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, and the Middle East.
BIG has received enthusiastic media attention so far, but given their capabilities or world-wide reputation, there are comparatively few publications that the public can have a closer look at their pieces. In particular, the monograph covering their projects only can be said as the first such effort except for Yes Is More, an archi-comic published by BIG on its own. It is so welcoming for the publication or architecture communities in Korea that the meaningful first step was made by a Korean publishing company, not Danish or any other globally renowned publishers. In addition, some major projects to be highlighted in the monograph will be more effectively presented with photographs taken on the scene by Yongkwan Kim, the publisher and architectural photographer.
The monograph designed and published in Korea will introduce 30 major projects of BIG to readers around the world. Projects include The Danish Expo Pavillion, Helsingor Psychiatric Hospital, Sjakket Youth Centre, The Faroe Islands Educational Centre, Arlanda Airport Hotel, Shenzhen International Energy Mansion. Includes an essay by Geoff Manaugh and an interview with Bjarke Ingels by Jeffrey Inaba. Introduction by Boris Broman Jensen.
– BIG Bjarke Ingels Group (Archlife, 2010)
The text is in English. The treatise is huge and it is lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The binding is fine. The dust jacket shows only some small traces of shelf wear.