Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature — they act like nature: blocking the wind, collecting solar energy — and creating stunning views.

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  1. Always disappointed when I see a video like this talking about making something that looks amazing. I see the date the video was posted was 2009 and think certainly this is almost done. So i google it, the carbon neutral island was never started.

  2. Architecture school can be very disapointing at times so it's good to listen to people like Bjarke Ingels from time to time to remind myself why I'm majoring in Architecture and not something else. Great speech, very inspiring!

  3. That apartments building they called "the mountain" is so beautiful both in the architectural solutions and forms and the way they made an giant canvas in the facade !

  4. Yes it is annoying.

    In Denmark the ones teaching english developed their pronunciation when the primary contact was text based, or in songs. So unfortunately all the grammar, and habits from sentence construction and for emphasizing have been transferred to verbal English.

    The younger generation is much more exposed to American television, and have less tendency to do this. Also it is worse in Copenhagen than in the rest of Denmark, perhaps because the local dialect is further from English..

  5. can't say for sure but it's most likely done in adobe flash. Same with the one @ 16:00, I am sure they used Lumion for the short walkthrough that follows that one

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