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230 Dwellings in Ørestad, Copenhagen, Denmark by PLOT = BIG + JDS, 2005.
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that looks delicious
Sorry for going off on a tangent, but in some "BIG-related" news, have a look at BIG's blatant and unacknowledged plagiarism of Australian architecture firm Ashton Raggatt McDougall.In the first link, take a look at ARM's 2005 design for the Max Dupain building at Sydney's King Street Wharf:http://www.a-r-m.com.au/project.php?projectID=33&categoryID=2Then take a look at BIG's new design for the VMCP building (one of the newer projects on their website): www.big.dkHmmmm... looks like a case of complete and total plagiarism to me! And what's worse, there's no recognition in the project description of the fact that they're ripping off another firm's idea. I can understand referencing another architect's work, but in order to be considered referential (and not plagiarised) they should probably have actually acknowledged where they got the idea from. Take a look at the images, and let us know whether you think it's a "coincidence".
Apprently JDS doesn't pay their student interns all that well. A friend of mine was very recently offered work at JDS for 6 months, with the condition that he won't get paid for a few of those 6 months. Knowing that makes it difficult to view their work without bias.
Anon11:53 - and it wasn't even an idea the world's been waiting to benefit from, more's the pity.If you want to seriously pursue unoriginality, you could say that either idea is merely a 90 degree shift of the Aqua at Illinois Center, which waves each floor slab at you to distract from it being another cheap shoebox. In this case the primary plane is y instead of z; in either case they are not significant design statements, except to the extent that the cityscapes of the world would be even more aggravating with high-tech "in-your-face-boxes" instead of bland Modernist boxes.
Their website is as great as their designs !
spuck, ARM's design precedes the design of aqua by a couple of years. otherwise, your point is noted.
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