Architecture

March 22, 2022

Spend the Night in BIG’s Cozy Cabin Wrapped with 350 Birdhouses

Bird lovers will want to flock to a new room designed for Sweden's Treehotel. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in collaboration with ornithologist Ulf Öhman, Biosphere is a suspended room surrounded by 350 birdhouses. Nestled into the treetops, it will strengthen the natural environment by increasing the bird population and give visitors a special connection with these feathered friends. The room, which is Treehotel's eighth, opens in May and features a bold, experimental design.

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March 19, 2022

Robert De Niro Helped Develop the World’s First “Vertical Film Studio” To Be Built in Queens

Say hello to the “first vertical film studio in the world.” Bjarke Ingels Group, or BIG, will soon begin construction on the 760,000 square-foot film studio in Queens. New York developer Wildflower Ltd. worked with actor Robert De Niro, his son Raphael De Niro (who works as a real estate broker), and Jane Rosenthal, a film producer, to develop the $600 million project.

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March 11, 2022

Luxurious Prefab Cabins Give Guests a Front-Seat View to the Snowy Slovakian Forest

The new treehouses at Hotel Björnson provide a special nature experience for those visiting Slovakia’s Jasná ski resort and the area of the Low Tatras. Designed by Ark-Shelter, they are 15 pre-fabricated cabins that connect visitors to the forest while staying mindful of their environmental impact. Each module is elevated from the forest floor and replaces the landscape it covers with a green roof.

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