Inside BIG’s Futuristic ‘Courtscraper’


Bjarke Ingels is an architect who delights in combining seemingly incompatible structures. In his home country of Denmark, he’s building a public utility plant that turns waste into energy and will double as a ski slope. In the United States, he’s overseeing the construction of a new building on New York’s West 57th Street that marries two traditionally separate typologies—a courtyard and a skyscraper.