Puzzle House in Copenhagen

BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group  HFF 


Bjarke Ingels, of the Danish firm BIG, and Simon Frommenwiler, founder of the Basel studio HHF, created this installation that was set up for three days in the garden of the Swiss Embassy in Copenhagen. The volume is made up of geometric blocks in pink, red, and fuchsia hues that become a gabled house when joined as the pieces of a puzzle. The blocks combined create different seating configurations, including an amphitheater arrangement. The design fosters social interaction, because most of the elements cannot be moved by one person alone.