November Editor’s Letter

Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels is famous for his mind-blowingly ingenious structures: a ski slope cheekily set atop the Copenhill waste-to-energy plant; a joyful stack of primary-color blocks for the Danish LEGO museum; NYCs new the XI, 2 towers that gracefully lean towards each other in a not likely spiral; Urban Rigger, a 2016 floating Copenhagen complex developed to address a student-housing shortage. Designer Bjarke Ingels and kid Darwin in the hull of their Copenhagen houseboat.
Youre invited: go to archdigest.com/iconichome for details!Courtesy of BIDN/ADIngels has actually long been a booster of drifting housing, calling it “the most resistant architecture. The ship he and Otero call house gave him the possibility to completely practice what he preaches, and although it looks picture-perfect in ADVERTISEMENTs shoot, changing the hulking vessel into a real family house was, exposes Cochran in his interesting story, a renovation accomplishment involving intense months without heat or running water. “People had actually alerted me that living on a houseboat was at the same time the best and worst thing,” Ingels recalls.
Miguel Flores-Vianna