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A change of perspective – Architects, not Architecture

A change of perspective – Architects, not Architecture

Following inspiring events held in 15 European and Australian cities, the renowned "Architects, not Architecture" event series made its hotly anticipated début in New York on 5 March 2024. This time, the event focused heavily on two prominent figures from the world of architecture: Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), and Toshiko Mori, founder of Toshiko Mori Architect.

As a partner of "Architects, not Architecture" in New York, Gira can offer you some exclusive insights into the event.

When I returned to Copenhagen, I’m on fire. It feels like the penny has dropped, it feels like my twenty-second year in Barcelona was the year I became who I am. There’s only one path ahead of me: I have to go and work with Rem Koolhaas. So I spend the whole Christmas making my portfolio.

Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

The visionary: Bjarke Ingels

Man, myth, mastermind?

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Bjarke Ingels, an architect whose name is synonymous with innovation and daring, has redefined the way we think about modern architecture. With projects including the versatile "8 House" housing complex in Copenhagen and the visionary "VIA 57 West" in New York, Ingels pushes the boundaries of tradition. But where do such innovators get their drive? 

Learn more about the people behind the visionary projects adorning the skylines of modern metropolises.

Did you miss the event? No problem! You can find a recording of the "Architects, not Architecture" event in New York here.

Delve into the mind of Bjarke Ingels and let him inspire you with his passion for architecture.

The pioneer: Toshiko Mori

Architecture that speaks to you.

Toshiko Mori develops future-oriented concepts with a deep respect for historical and cultural context and is redefining the role of architecture in society. She strikes an unprecedented balance between advanced technology and sustainable materials, while always keeping the human factor at the fore. How does she find this balance, what is the driving force behind her work as an architect and what inspires her?

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Learn more about this architect, whose perceptive projects are reinterpreting the relationship between architecture, nature and community, and get to know her as a person.

You can access the recording of the event here.

The name says it all.

After all, at "Architects, not Architecture" it is the architects who are in the spotlight rather than their architecture. Instead of the usual presentations showcasing projects and sites, the focus is on the life stories, personal experiences and philosophical views of the architects. This series of events invites us to get to know the creative minds behind impressive buildings and to discover what defines them as people and how this influences their work.

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