Karl Schmeck

Midterm at Yale’s BIG/Durst Studio

Courtesy Karl Schmeck Midterm reviews for the BIG/Durst studio have come and gone, and now we’re reflecting on the criticism and issues raised during the day. Our studio project focused on “social infrastructure” (a term employed by Bjarke Ingels), as it relates to the design of a habitable bridge. The primary investigation outlined by the studio brief was to test…

Bjarke Ingels Co-Teaches Class at Yale with the Developer of West 57th

Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Christoffersen of BIG are co-teaching an advanced studio with one of the developers of BIG's West 57th "Court Scraper."

Bjarke Ingels (left), Doulas Durst (right), photo by James Andrachuk This semester at the Yale School of Architecture, Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Christoffersen of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) are co-teaching an advanced studio with Douglas Durst of the Durst Organization. While Yale has hosted developer studios in the past, this particular pairing is unique, in that the Durst Organization is…