Formgiving (An Architectural Future History), the new book by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), and the latest installment in its TASCHEN trilogy, is a visionary attempt to look at the horizon of time, from the Big Bang into the most distant future. The volume addresses the development of intelligence, sustainability, communication, migration, and architecture and design, in order to give form to the future world we want to inhabit—right now.
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels (born 2 October 1974) is often cited as one of the most inspirational architects of our time. At an age when many architects are just beginning to establish themselves in professional practice, Ingels has already won numerous competitions and achieved a level of critical acclaim (and fame) that is rare for new names in the industry. His work embodies a rare optimism that is simultaneously playful, practical, and immediately accessible.
“If Hadid was the closest thing architecture previously had to a mainstream star, Ingels has gone supernova.” Esquire