BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Copenhagen, London, Brooklyn, and Barcelona
A spiraling semi-subterranean museum for watchmaker Audemars Piguet. A futuristic city built to test autonomous vehicles. A decommissioned ferry boat turned whimsically decorated floating home. A sustainability-minded Malaysian archipelago. A collaboration with NASA to build 3D-printed dwellings on the Moon. This international firm, founded by Danish superstar Bjarke In- gels, creates the sort of contemporary icons that expand the definition of what the built environment can look like and how it can improve our lives and the world, or worlds, we inhabit. With in-the-works projects ranging from Google’s new green-minded Silicon Valley campus to Robert De Niro’s New York film studio to a high-design real estate startup called Nabr, the future looks bright for BIG.