1. Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974. He is notable for designing buildings which defy traditional architectural dimensions and conventions. His designs feature sustainable sociological concepts and development ideas, as well as sloped lines which shaped their surroundings. Bjarke has designed many projects in many countries. While he started in Denmark, he founded Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 to pursue international commissions with a new focus on sustainable development like the 8-House complex, which is a zero-emission resort in Azerbaijan said to be among the largest eco-developments in the world. Another one of his projects is West 57 apartments located in Manhattan, New York. In 2012, BIG won the design content to improve Manhattan’s flood resistance after the impact of Hurricane Sandy. They are also designing the Two World Trade Center building and a new headquarters for Google in Mountain View, California. Ingels is among a number of innovative new architects that are working to combine technological, environmental, and aesthetic design.
Architects aren’t given the recognition they deserve yet they are responsible for the beautiful structures that create a living city and a living culture. The best architects pioneered functional and even comfortable interiors that we can enjoy today. Not only have these architects designed awe-inspiring projects, they have improved the life of mankind.