October 7, 2011



For  Interrogation Series: CLOG:BIG , Storefront for Art and Architecture hosted  CLOG  and  Bjarke Ingels  in order to foster an open cross-examination of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)’s work. Following a brief introduction of  CLOG:BIG , a series of interrogators personally (and virtually) asked Bjarke Ingels previously selected questions.

Due to the rate at which information is spread digitally today, an unprecedented amount of architectural imagery is available to the public, while the time available to actually digest any single work has been drastically reduced. CLOG is an architectural publication that runs counter to this trend by focusing each issue on a single topic, examined from as many perspectives as possible. CLOG slows things down.


For its inaugural issue, CLOG focused on BIG, a firm that keeps pace with the flow of online imagery, but which has largely been left unexamined. Bringing together contributors from backgrounds including art, architecture, criticism, journalism, parkour, engineering, comics, photography, philosophy, and more, CLOG:BIG presented the first holistic, critical examination of Bjarke Ingels and his firm.

A total of 10 questions submitted by the public prior to the event were selected by CLOG and Storefront for the discussion.

Publisher: CLOG
English, 2011

116 pages, 43 black-and-white illustration
Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5 in
200 copies available for purchase at Storefront during the event
15.00 USD
ISBN 9780983820406

About the Artists 

Bjarke Ingels started BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005. Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke has been active as a Visiting Professor at Rice University’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Bjarke is currently Visiting Professor at Harvard University where he is teaching a joint studio with the Business School and the Graduate School of Design.

CLOG is a publication jointly produced by Kyle May, Julia van den Hout, Jacob Reidel, Human Wu, and The Office of PlayLab, Inc. 


Kyle May is the co-founder of CLOG and principal at Abrahams May Architects. He won the Sukkah City 2010 International Competition and PoTo:Type International Competition, and his work has been featured in Log, the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and Metropolis. 


Julia van den Hout is the co-founder of CLOG and Press Manager at Steven Holl Architects. She is currently writing her thesis in the Design Criticism master’s program at the School of Visual Arts. 


Jacob Reidel is an architect working in New York city. He has been a studio critic at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a schoolteacher at P.S. 75 and P.S. 161 in the Bronx. He co-edited Perspecta 40 “Monster” and has contributed to 306090, Junk Jet, Constructs, and THE BI Blog. 


Human Wu is an architect currently working in Basel, Switzerland. He graduated from South China University of Technology and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and has written for magazines including Time + Architecture (Shanghai) and MONU (Rotterdam), and his own blog Human’s Scribbles. 


The Office of PlayLab, Inc is the collaborative art and design studio of Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin, located in Brooklyn, New York. They are interested in everything and their approach is multi-disciplinary, ranging from architecture to the visual world.


Contributors to CLOG:BIG:
Michael Abrahamson, Iwan Baan, E. Sean Bailey, Greg Barton, Aleksandr Bierig, Janine Biunno, Gabrielle Brainard, Greg Broerman, Sean Burkholder, John Cantwell, Dan Clark, Erandi de Silva, Justin Davidson, Obinna Elechi, Runar Halldorsson, Jonathan Hanahan, Han Hsi Ho, Karrie Jacobs, Lars Holme Larsen, Jens Martin Skibsted, Koldo (Klaus) Lus, Jonathan Kurtz, Alexandra Lange, Stephen Melville, Michel Onfray, Martin Coops, Carol Patterson, Ethan Pomerance, Ben Porto, Bernd Upmeyer, Oliver Wainwright, Sung Goo Yang, Ying Zhou.




The Interrogation Series develops questions and interviews between institutionalized modes of inquiry and/or emerging discourses. The events aim to produce multiple methodologies of inquiry and ultimately extract a confession or obtain information from certain suspects in relation to a particular crime [book, building, photograph, thought,…] through a series of arguments, questions and [hopefully] answers.




Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month NYC. .