BIG suspends over 60 scale models for new hot to cold exhibition
photo by kevin allen
all images courtesy of the national building museum

 

 

 

BIG / hot to cold: an odyssey of architectural adaptation
national building museum, washington DC, USA
open now until august 30, 2015

 

 

‘hot to cold’, a new exhibition presenting the work of acclaimed architecture studio BIG, has opened to the public at the national building museum in washington DC. the display documents the work and design processes of bjarke ingels’ international firm, taking visitors on a journey across the warmest and coolest parts of our planet.

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3D models are suspended from the second-floor balconies of the museum’s historic great hall
photo by matt carbone

 

 

 

as part of the exhibition, more than 60 three-dimensional models are suspended from the second-floor balconies of the museum’s historic great hall, where last summer BIG’s vast indoor maze attracted over 50,000 attendees. the various installations examine in closer detail how the firm’s solutions are shaped by their specific cultural and climatic contexts, and explores how architectural responses are formed on a project-by-project basis.

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bjarke ingels gives a tour of the exhibition
photo by matt carbone

 

 

 

the presentation premieres twenty of the studio’s latest projects interpreted through iwan baan’s photography, and films by ila bêka and louise lemoine, as well as the grammy award-winning graphic artist stefan sagmeister’s design for the accompanying catalog.

 

‘hot to cold: an odyssey of architectural adaptation’ remains on view at the national building museum until august 30, 2015. see designboom’s preview of the exhibition here.

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models are presented alongside information detailing each project
photo by kevin allen

hot to cold exhibition national building museum bjarke ingels group BIG designboom
the west57 ‘courtscraper’ – currently under construction in new york
photo by kevin allen

hot to cold exhibition national building museum bjarke ingels group BIG designboom
the installations examine how the firm’s solutions are shaped by their cultural and climatic contexts
photo by kevin allen

hot to cold exhibition national building museum bjarke ingels group BIG designboom
BIG’s plans for the neighboring smithsonian masterplan are presented
photo by matt carbone

hot to cold exhibition national building museum bjarke ingels group BIG designboom
the display also includes video galleries documenting the extensive archive of work
photo by matt carbone

hot to cold exhibition national building museum bjarke ingels group BIG designboom
visitors are encouraged to engage and interact with the works
photo by matt carbone

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an illuminated model of BIG’s ‘superkilen’ in copenhagen
photo by matt carbone

hot to cold exhibition national building museum bjarke ingels group BIG designboom
‘hot to cold’ remains on view at the national building museum until august 30, 2015
photo by kevin allen