Competition: five BIG Hot to Cold books to be won

Competition: five BIG Hot to Cold books to be won

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with publishers Taschen to give readers the chance to win one of five copies of the book that accompanies a retrospective exhibition of work by Bjarke Ingel's architecture studio (+ movie).

Congratulations to the winners! Dan Howell from Canada, Ivana Nacevska from Macedonia, Christian Lorentzen from Denmark, Dora Balla from Hungary and Rachael Branton from the UK all won a copy of BIG: Hot to Cold.

BIG's Hot to Cold book

BIG Hot to Cold was published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at Washington DC's National Building Museum, showing work by the Danish architecture firm.

The 712-page book includes 60 case studies of "adaptive architecture" – including its power plant with a ski slope on top in Copenhagen and a flood-defence scheme for New York.

The range of projects is illustrated with photographs, visualisations and BIG's signature diagrams.

BIG's Hot to Cold book

The studio's projects from the past six years are organised by location, highlighting the differences between designs for arid climates, freezing temperatures and everything in between. They range from

BIG's Hot to Cold book

"Architecture is the art and science of accommodating the lives we want to live," said a statement from BIG. "Our cities and buildings aren't givens; they are the way they are because that is as far as we have gotten to date."

BIG's Hot to Cold book

Examples of projects in hot places are presented at the front of the book, while designs for cold areas can be found at the back.

BIG's Hot to Cold book

To visually demonstrate this order, pages are edged with coloured borders that gradually change from bright red through the rainbow to dark blue when flicking.

Designed by New York graphics studio Sagmeister & Walsh, the soft-cover book has a removable dust jacket that doubles as a poster.

BIG's Hot to Cold book

The book also features previously unpublished essays by Ingels, and is available now from Taschen's stores and website.

This competition is now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.