Bjarke Ingels was born in 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is the founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). He is known for buildings that defy traditional architectural conventions and dimensions, ranging from representations of mountains to snowflakes. His designs incorporate sustainable development ideas and sociological concepts. In October 2011, the Wall Street Journal named him the "Innovator of the Year" for architecture.
Last week there were mass arrests in Moscow and other cities after Russians came out by the tens of thousands to protest against government corruption, the largest anti-Kremlin rally in years.The architect of the protests was Russia's main opposition leader and anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny. As Charles Maynes reports, Navalny also has his sights on another prize: the Russian Presidency.
Dublin is struggling to cope with an unprecedented spike in homelessness that has outstripped the city’s capacities. The main reason is a lack of houses. Ireland is desperately short of housing and there isn't any sign that the situation will change anytime soon. But crises often spawn innovations and one Irish architect is trying to pave the way for new solutions.
Eduardo Cunha, speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, has been officially suspended from his post following a Supreme Court decision. Cunha was the architect behind the effort to impeach President Dilma Rousseff.
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won the prestigious 'Pritzker prize' for 2016. In addition to an impressive international portfolio, he is best known for his social housing projects. Aravena’s work has been praised for giving economic opportunity to the less privileged and providing lives with his designs for public spaces and housing.
The German Pavilion at Expo Milano is a feast of new technology. Some of it (seemingly) low-tech, some of it hi-tech. Its solar trees are clearly hi-tech, and architect Lennart Wiechell tells DW all about them.