Bjarke Ingels, an architect best known around here for his magic mountain pyramid tower rising on West 57th Street, is taking his off-the-wall aesthetic to Harlem. The Post reports that the Bjarke Ingels Group, aka BIG, has been hired to design a 200-unit residential building on East 125th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. Blumenfeld Development Group owns the property, which holds the low-rise Gotham Plaza. The apartments, twenty percent of which will be affordable, will be constructed on Gotham Plaza's adjacent parking lot on East 126th Street. No renderings have been released, but the Post says there's potential for some cantilevering craziness in the new 200,000-square-foot building. No permits have yet been filed with the Department of Buildings, but the project is certainly one to watch, so please do hit up the tipline if you find any other intel.
· Danish architect seen shaking up Harlem [NYP]
· Bjarke Ingels Group coverage [Curbed]