The DIF brings together thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, businesses, makers, learners and doers to...
Contributed by Filippo Lodi
Contributed by Filippo Lodi
The dichotomy of man versus machine is yielding some intriguing debates in recent years. Should...
Contributed by Benjamin Kolder
this is not 3d printing is almost 3d knitting = Printer from Computer Science and Artificial...
Contributed by Filippo Lodi
On Wednesday 19 August I will present a paper at the IASS conference that was written in...
Contributed by Marc Hoppermann
The Inventive Materials Platform has been created to engage the development of knowledge involving the ability to develop and adapt existing materials. This type of material innovation has been pivotal to the...
The Innovative Organization Platform has been established to find new answers in reaction to changing programmatic and spatial demands, and to interrogate new types of organizations to create spatial solutions. ...
The Smart Parameters Platform has been instigated to further UNStudio’s approach of architecture as relational. This relational approach involves the thorough integration of what we commonly conceive as separate...
The Architectural Sustainability Platform engages all UNStudio projects from the early phases in order to ensure that the correct choices are made and that the office’s high sustainable standards remain an...
After a two-year research and design process, the BrightWall project has been completed. UNStudio will now investigate key aspects of the panel design and manufacturing process. Based on the FP7 (the...
This article summarises and compares eleven UNStudio theatre projects based on the organisational elements influencing the designs. The Theatre Analysis project was carried out by our Innovative Organisations...
Compiled by our Smart Parameters Platform, this article provides an introduction to various digital geometric block strategies that have been used for UNStudio projects. While the geometric block is not a new topic in...
The Construct PV project aims to improve PV modules through architectural research with a number of international science and industry partners. The research has received funding from the European...
This article provides an update on the status of the OSIRYS project. Now in its third year, the OSIRYS consortium is creating prototypes for the building systems designed in response to a call to improve...
This article presents a compilation and analysis of different void typologies in several buildings designed by UNStudio. The Void Analysis project was carried out by our Innovative Organisations Platform (IOP). In...
Responsive Facade Workflow: Hanwha Headquarters, Seoul, Korea
This study comprises the second part of the introductory Hanwha Headquarters Responsive Facade study compiled by our Smart Parameters...
This article is the first of a series of posts on the Construct PV project. The project aims to improve PV modules through architectural research with a number of international science and industry partners. The...
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‘Designing for Sociality’ is a research project on retail run by a consortium out of four Dutch universities, UNStudio and MVRDV.
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Responsive Facade Model: Hanwha Headquarters, Seoul, Korea
This article provides an introduction to various aspects of the facade design for UNStudio’s Hanwha Headquarter building in Seoul,...
This post is the second in a series of extracts from the UNStudio Architectural Sustainability Booklet. UNStudio’s Architectural Sustainability Platform compiled the publication to introduce and analyse...
This article examines the materiality of the wooden benches on the waiting platforms at the Arnhem Public Transport Terminal, designed by UNStudio. The platform seating forms a small-scale sub-project in...
A project from our Harvard GSD studio, Unfinished work.
Fall 2011 : Yao Dong
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DESIGN TO INSTALLATION OF A FREEFORM ROOF CLADDING WITH A FLEXIBLE MOULD:
THE ARNHEM PUBLIC TRANSPORT TERMINAL
Abstract : In this paper, Marc Hoppermann of UNStudio’s Smart Parameters Platform (SPP)...
This post is the first in a series of extracts from the UNStudio Architectural Sustainability Booklet, which will be released over the coming weeks. UNStudio’s Architectural Sustainability Platform compiled...
Ceramics is experiencing a revival in the architectural context. The special charms of ceramics are being rediscovered: the possibilities for a seductive skin, the use of glazes, mysterious shadow action and ornamental...
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Working in new markets we are exposed to new contexts and cultures that are new and often unfamiliar to us. Rather than seeing this as a problem we discussed how we can unfold the creative potential of this situation.
UNStudio’s UNX2 3D-printed shoe - developed by the UNStudio Smart Parameters Platform for United Nude and 3D Systems - was unveiled at the exhibition ‘Re-Inventing Shoes’ at Milan Design Week 2015,...
This study was carried out by UNStudio’s Architectural Sustainability Platform (ASP). It presents a compilation and analysis of sustainable aspects of infrastructural projects designed by UNStudio - namely...
“The careful management of the resources to avoid unnecessary expenditure.”
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We began with the task to question the big ‘C’ulture, and we ended up with lots of little letters representing types of little ‘c’ulture: ideas, experiences, etc.
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What interesting technological achievements, new working methods, and communicative devices will become the impetus for innovation in our work?
This study was carried out by UNStudio’s Architectural Sustainability Platform (ASP). It presents a compilation of different aspects of daylight as sustainable features in various UNStudio projects.
As architectural concepts strive for a new expression of form and spatial experiences and life-cycle thinking is changing the way we evaluate the built-environment, the grounds are cultivated to seed innovation....
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UNStudio's 4 th Conference focused on the knowledge inherent to our daily practice and how we can make that knowledge more accessible and interactive, and how this spurs innovation.
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The design development of the Twofour54 involved an extensive and integrated computational workflow for the design of the towers.
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The energy strategy of ENI tackles the overall energ y equation of the building— defining a multiplicity of components that can significantly a ffect costs, performances and use— demanded an...
This research is based on the TNO Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR). With this program TNO challenges entrepreneurs to exploit 20 different research ideas and develop them into products.
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A project from our Harvard GSD studio, Unfinished work. Amsterdam Factory for Thought and Innovation: Architecture and Production in the Contemporary Workplace, by Jason Hoeft and Mark Rukamathu.
In April 2013 the Smart Parameter Platform started a digital fabrication knowledge exchange with facade manufacturer Sorba Projects.
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How can we create and experience moments of well-being? What does well-being mean in architecture?
The Osirys Project has been approved for FP7 funding. UNStudio is working with Tecnalia, and a team of 16 other experts to research and implement the use of bio-composites, photocatalytics and other advanced...
The third installment of ‘Unfinished Work’.
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In October 2012 the Smart Parameters Platform presented the paper “SoftBIM – An open-ended building information model in design practice” at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for...
In order to minimize CO2 transportation footprint, the ENI project works with mobility on an urban and local scale. With our mobility consultant (MIC) we envision mobility at multiple scales.
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UNStudio, in collaboration with the research group Interactive Public Spaces of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), is carrying out research into the application and design of media screens for use in...
The second of 5 posts around the ENI headquarters competition focuses on the office floor plans sustainable flexibility and efficiency.
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The Smart Parameters Platform recently completed an essay, ‘Navigating the Computational Turn’, that is included in the latest issue of Architectural Design, Compuation Works.
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In order to minimize CO2 transportation footprint, the ENI competition works with mobility on an urban and local scale. With our mobility consultant (MIC) we envision mobility at multiple scales.
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During the Design Development phase of the Twofour54 Media Zone 1 project UNStudio, along with Buro Happold Physics, MEP and Facades Engineering, developed a complete strategy for the design of the double-skin south...
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At our Aedes – Designing for the Inventive Economy conference this week we raised 3 questions around the intersections of Economy and Co-creation. We are asking that our invited participants and others...
At our Aedes – Designing for the Inventive Economy conference this week we raised 3 questions around the intersections of Technology and Sustainability. We are asking that our invited participants and...
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Originally developed by UNStudio in collaboration with the firm 3M for use in the La Defense project in Almere, our dichroic colour façade foil has since been patented and is now a façade system product...
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To examine the effect and composition of different colors entering the parking garage of Education Executive Agency & Tax office in Groningen, we performed a physical model-based color study.
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Attainability describes the emerging positive effect that occurs when the right balance between economic, social and ecological ambition is found.
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The reuse of abandoned and derelict urban structures has been of popular concern over recent years due to the scarcity of new real estate in dense urban centers. UNStudio participated in the Deutsches Architektur...
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The form follows energy manual informs the design teams on how to draw the right conclusions from the energy performance based analysis and enables the feed back of information into our design loops in an early stage...
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The active and passive circle enables a sustainable mind set for all UNStudio teams from an early phase on in order to ensure that the correct choices are made, and that the office’s high attainability...
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UNStudio has participated in a European Research program (FP7: 2008-2012) studying the possibilities of storing energy from renewable sources in the medium hydrogen: H2SusBuild.
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UNStudio launches open source knowledge sharing.
In June this year UNStudio will launch the new organisation of its practice as an open-source knowledge-based practice.
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