Bjarke Ingels is an 46 year old danish architect (1974). He studied in Royal Academy of Copenhagen and in Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, finishing in 1998. He then started to work directly for Rem Koolhaas for three years in Rotterdam. After that he moved back to Denmark to start his own architecture company in which he succeeded a lot. In 2012 he moved to New York looking for bigger international challenges, he even got to hire 500 employees for his company called BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) in 2015. He has designed buildings all over the world: firstly in Denmark, then aroud Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, United States, China and he is currently working in South America.
His opinion about architecture is as follows : «the art of translating all the immaterial structures of society – social, cultural, economical and political – into physical structures. Buildings should respond to the local environment and climate in a sort of conversation to make it habitable for human life»
I think his architecture is quite orientated towards the fight of climate change and still keeping that modern scandinavian style. I think he tries to get the best design too, anywhere, for it’s best use.