After years of delay, Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG) 100m-high infrastructure/leisure project mash-up, complete with après-ski bar, has completed. But is it just a wilful one-liner? Hattie Hartman visits the ‘hedonistic sustainability’ project to find out
This week’s top stories reviewed by the AJ’s Simon Aldous: Goldsmith Street housing wins Stirling • Human cost of building Istanbul Airport • Green walls planned for City and Greenwich • Chipperfield posts £1.3 million loss
The latest AJ features building studies of Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat holiday home in Devon; Invisible Studio’s glazed gym at Hadspen House in Somerset; and Wright & Wright’s Library and Study Centre for St John’s College, Oxford. PLUS The human cost of building Istanbul Airport – we report from the construction site where at least 55 workers have died; we talk to Yvonne Farrell, co-founder of Grafton ...
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