30 January 2015

More BIG at the NBM

Last summer, the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) occupied the gorgeous atrium space at the National Building Museum with a fascinating maze.

Now they have occupied the exhibitions spaces at the museum with an exhibit called HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation. The exhibit will include their projects ranging from their entry in HUD's Rebuild By Design to their mountainous housing in Taiwan. The ASLA's blog, the DIRT, gives a preview of what to expect. The review highlights the site-sensitive design approach used by the firm, saying:
Just as the ancient temples at Angkor Wat used long passageways and buildings with apertures to stimulate air flow and create natural air-conditioning in the blistering heat of Cambodia or arctic igloos minimize thermal loss through their round form, BIG’s buildings are designed to “respond to existing conditions.”
It is certainly worth checking out if you can get to DC by the end of August.

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