Find the best quotes by Bjarke Ingels.
In the traditional modernist planning that created the suburbs, you put residential buildings in suburban neighborhoods, office spaces into brain parks and retail in shopping…
All evidence shows that we are actually getting smarter. Roughly we are getting 10 IQ points smarter every decade. The speed of innovation is also…
All comic books take place in built environments, and I was very good at drawing people and animals, and stuff like that, but I hadn’t…
My drawing skills probably froze around when I was 18… Now I’m more interested in the story, how the drawings, the layout can help express…
For me, architecture is the means, not the end. It’s a means of making different life forms possible.
I almost never listen to the radio.
St. Petersburg is a wonderful city. You have wonderful parks, birds singing in the trees, manatees in the water, pelicans. So it’s like this little…
In Copenhagen, there’s a long-term commitment to creating a well-functioning pedestrian city where all forms of movement – pedestrian, bicycles, cars, public transportation – are…
I believe that architecture, as anything else in life, is evolutionary. Ideas evolve; they don’t come from outer space and crash into the drawing board.
Architects have to become designers of eco-systems. Not just designers of beautiful facades or beautiful sculptures, but systems of economy and ecology, where we channel…
You can say, like, planet Earth has an existing geology, and what we do as human beings and as architects is that we try to…
New York is flat – it’s ideal for bicycling.
Architecture is restricted to such a limited vocabulary. A building is either a high-rise or a perimeter block or a town house.
I think architecture is rarely the product of a single ideology. It’s more like it can be shaped by a really big idea. It can…
I think the avant-garde often hides itself in the highly incomprehensible because they are frustrated that the real world is so boring.
In the big picture, architecture is the art and science of making sure that our cities and buildings fit with the way we want to…
Sustainability can’t be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
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