UN Studio

UN Studio

Design models

Architecture Urbanism Infrastructure
  1. Ben van Berkel
  2. Caroline Bos
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  • ISBN 9780500287163
  • 27.00 x 21.50 cm
  • Flexibound with flaps
  • 400pp
  • With over 700 colour illustrations
  • First published 2008
‘The text is brief, original and clear’ – Jonathan Glancy The Guardian
‘UN Studio’s Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos save their most innovative ideas for real buildings, working intensely from the ground up to create complex interwoven spaces that mark the transition from diagram to building’ – Wallpaper*
‘… manages to explain their complex pursuits with unusual and often charming clarity’– Jay Merrick,
The Independent
‘Reading Ben and Caroline’s most recent book, one is forced to rethink some of the fundamental issues that await architectural theory and practice these days’ – Antoine Picon, Harvard University

In the seventeen years since Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos established their studio in Amsterdam, they have continually pushed the boundaries of contemporary architecture, seeking new design practices and building solutions.

With major projects recently completed or approaching completion in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Korea and the Netherlands, and teaching appointments in Germany and the United States, UN Studio is creating some of the most innovative and respected work of their generation. Their Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart cemented their reputation as one of Europe’s most influential architecture practices.

This is the complete monograph of UN Studio’s output.

From a live-work house based on a Möbius strip to radical infrastructure projects, such as bridges and transportation hubs, from power stations to museums, the practice has subtly, but profoundly, reinvented a number of standard building types and proposed radical new modes of collaboration in the digital age.

Ben van Berkel is a graduate of London’s Architectural Association and Caroline Bos holds a degree in art history. Van Berkel and Bos have been visiting lecturers at Princeton University, UCLA, Columbia University, the Architectural Association, London, the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam. Van Berkel is dean of the post-graduate programme of architecture at the Städelschule, in Frankfurt.