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"Formgiving" by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) is a visionary exploration of the intersection between design, architecture, and the future.

Presented as the final installment in BIG's trilogy, following the success of "Yes is More" and "Hot to Cold", the book adopts a forward-looking perspective, considering the impact of architecture on the evolving trajectory of humankind.

The Danish concept of "formgivning" or "giving form to the future" serves as the guiding principle, emphasizing humanity's ability to shape its destiny through design.

Bjarke Ingels presents a timeline stretching from the Big Bang to the distant future, organized around six evolutionary strands: "Making", "Sensing", "Sustaining", "Thinking", "Healing", and "Moving."

The projects featured in the book, including the LEGO House, ocean-based ecosystems, and transformative urban designs, showcase BIG's commitment to sustainability and innovation.

With more than 700 pages, "Formgiving" invites readers to explore a vibrant and sustainable world through the lens of architecture and design, demonstrating how BIG contributes to shaping a future that is both visionary and pragmatic.

The book also includes previously unpublished essays by Bjarke Ingels, award-winning photography, and insights into ongoing projects aimed at creating a collective, crowdsourced masterplan guide for the sustainable future of our planet.


  • 1.6" H x 9.8" L x 6.4" W (4.4 lbs) 736 pages
  • Released December 18, 2020
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9783836577045

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