What do France's upcoming human body museum, Copenhangen's waste plant-cum-ski slope, and Denmark's paean to all things Lego have in common, aside from the European setting and the broad scope of their ambition? All were dreamt up by the minds at Bjarke Ingels Group, the young firm of rising starchitect Bjarke Ingels, which has been making (occasionally literal) waves in the design world since its formation in 2005. This week, Design Boom gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how the B.I.G. sausage gets made, with a photographic tour of the firm's new studio. Located in a large industrial loft in Copenhagen's Valby district, the open-plan office fills the interstices of an imposing black steel frame with collaborative workspaces, rows of desks, magazine-filled bookshelves, glass-enclosed meeting rooms, and tables covered with a who's who of architectural models for upcoming large-scale projects. Care to join us as we take a look?
↑ Two levels of workspaces arranged in the same interior. (Bonus points to whoever can identify the designer behind that postmodern cushion stack.)
↑ Large dangling hooks harken back to the building's industrial past. That, and make for great conversation pieces.
↑ Leftover models, with the tri-pronged Lego tower from the "Yes is more" exhibition in the center-back, and a wall of framed B.I.G. magazine coverage to the left.
↑ Partitioned meeting rooms for private discussions and presentations, each equipped with a row of free-hanging lights and a conclave of strange chairs.