VIDEO: Bjarke Ingels on "Evolutionary" Design and the Joys of Sustainability

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Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), thinks that architecture can be luxurious, sustainable, and community-driven all at once. The firm is recognized for combining architectural forms into visually exciting typological hybrids, from a pyramidal residential tower in Manhattan to a polychromatic urban park in Copenhagen that celebrates diversity by uniting designed objects from around the world. Through projects such as these, Ingels attempts to create new and theoretically better ways for people to coexist with each other and the environment. Recently, he spoke with ARTINFO about what he has been up to and the thought process behind BIG's designs: