To world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels, architecture is the fiction of the real world, in which dreams about the way we aspire to live our lives can be realized through bricks and mortar. Expressing concern that contemporary buildings “have been reduced to containers of space; boring and boxy”, Ingels shares his inventive approach to combining seemingly disparate functions, such as a ski slope with a waste plant. These “promiscuous hybrids”, as he refers to them, imaginatively create new possibilities for our cities.
Sarah is an urban planner and artist from Melbourne Australia, currently living in Seattle. She has contributed to diverse long-term projects addressing housing, transportation, community facilities, heritage and public spaces with extensive consultation with communities and other stakeholders. Her articles for The Urbanist focus on her passion for the design of sustainable, inviting and inclusive places, drawing on her research and experiences around the world.