Tag: skyline
Projects

Manhattan High-Rise Meets European Courtyard in BIG’s Courtscraper

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the recently completed “Courtscraper” by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the […]

Architecture

How the Bjarke Ingels Group Reinvented the Skyscraper

Creative innovations often occur when two separate, perhaps even conflicting, ideas get thrown together. We can see a fine example of this sort of innovation in Manhattan. Danish design firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) created an entirely new residential building type by combining the European courtyard block with the American skyscraper, so introducing the “Courtscraper” […]

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