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Someone should have warned Bjarke Ingels that, as an architect, no one is supposed to be that good looking and brilliant the same time. Brilliant architects are required to be bald and wear large spectacles. Seriously, though, I was fortunate to listen to him a couple of years ago and his ideas on the pre-conceived rhetoric of the architectural avant-garde sure made a lot of sense to me. Those same notions are introductory to his conference at TED, following a presentation of several high profile projects from BIG, from the mid-scale VM Houses and Mountain Dwellings in Copenhagen (both done in collaboration with Julien de Smedt), to his latest large-scale creation of the Zira Island Masterplan.
Bjarke offers an insightful glimpse of the creative diagramming processes that have become a signature method of the architects of the Rem generation, such as Winy Maas and Joshua Prince-Ramus - the latest of which, by the way, also had a fabulous presentation on TED a few years ago.