|February 14, 2011||Posted by Sandie under Announcements, News, Real Estate|
Bjarke Ingels Group, also known as BIG, was founded in 2005. Since then, Ingels has headed up the construction of several unique and innovative structures both in Denmark and abroad, including the building of the Copenhagen Harbour Bath and a residential project in Ørestad. BIG currently has offices on two continents and is operating projects on three.
Despite strict building codes and the historically non-creative architectural design of New York City’s apartment complexes, Ingels is setting out to construct an apartment building that will merge feasibility with sustainability and bring new life to architectural innovation in the city.
The apartment building Bjarke Ingels has designed will look like a pyramid but with a hollow opening in the center and a slight curvature in its façade that is arguably very un-pyramid-like. One of the goals of the design is to provide the new building’s residents with a view of the waterfront without interfering with the already spectacular views of the building’s neighbors.
If the project lives up to its vision, it will surely add some life to the New York rental space. And if we’re lucky, we might see some very unique pyramid-esque apartments available for rent to buy.
Read more about Bjarke Ingels’ new project from New York Mag.