Architect Bjarke Ingels on Sustainability

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Architect Bjarke Ingels explains "hedonistic sustainability," the idea that sustainable design can enhance our lives rather than be seen as a burden. After winning awards for his work in Denmark, he has recently moved to New York to oversee progress on his first building on this side of the Atlantic. His previous work includes a huge waste to energy conversion plant in the center of Copenhagen with cascading greenery for walls and year round ski slope for a roof. He is also currently working on two of the world's tallest buildings.


Bjarke Ingels

Comments [5]


We absolutely need more cool living spaces for the wealthy. And if 1% of us are living in green spaces, it would do wonders for the environment. Nevermind the 99%.

Mar. 21 2013 03:45 PM

OMG and I only saw a hotel in Nice - amazing, fresh - beautiful!

Mar. 21 2013 01:19 PM
Jf from Ny

Than yyou and your guest so much for being great utopians.

Mar. 21 2013 12:58 PM
antonio from baySide

What is the guests answer for sprawl?

I am for more pedestrian spaces, streetcars; It's so tough in america because we are so wasteful..bigger is better...etc.

Mar. 21 2013 12:55 PM
tom from astoria

Why are so many museums changing and renovating these days? I love those old historical places. Cold moderne contemporary designs diminish these great old places. The Smithsonian, the NYPL. WHY NOT LEAVE THEM ALONE?

Mar. 21 2013 12:50 PM

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