Archinect - News 2017-07-22T08:56:46-04:00 UNStudio’s Kutaisi International Airport in Georgia completed Justine Testado 2013-11-18T19:51:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:03:02-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio recently announced another completed project this month: the Kutaisi International Airport in the Republic of Georgia. First presented to the President of Georgia in 2011, the newly built airport will provide domestic and international flights for use by international diplomats, national politicians and tourists.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben van Berkel / UNStudio&rsquo;s Design for the new Kutaisi Airport in Georgia</a></p> <p> Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tbilisi's face-lift</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Photos &copy; Nakanimamasakhlisi, courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> UNStudio completes Ardmore Residence tower in Singapore Justine Testado 2013-11-15T18:04:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:31:47-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio recently announced the completion of the Ardmore Residence tower in Singapore City. The building's monochromatic facade is distinctive yet it easily complements neighboring structures and location near the Orchard Road luxury shopping district. And at 36 stories high, residents are guaranteed envy-inducing panoramic views of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>All photos &copy; Iwan Baan, courtesy of UNStudio.</em></p> <p> Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to read the full project description.</p> Three Architects on Their Earliest Works Richard Meier & Partners 2013-11-08T11:11:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T22:11:43-05:00 <img src="" width="560" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A 28-year-old Richard Meier received his first and by far most modest commission from the artist Saul Lambert back in 1962. &ldquo;Lambert had purchased a very small site on the ocean, on Fire Island,&rdquo; says Meier, &ldquo;and said, &lsquo;We don&rsquo;t have very much money&mdash;actually, we have $9,000 to spend on the construction of this house. Could you design something for us?&rsquo; &rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UNStudio Tried Riding the Open Source Wave, but Failed Archinect 2013-10-24T13:41:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T21:30:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="202" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What exactly are [UNStudio] going to share? Will it be more than just some sketches they have laying around? Could it be a big database of materials and tools? Or maybe a bucketload of failed competition entries? Unfortunately, the platform features none of this. At his very moment there are only 27 articles available (they&rsquo;ve been online for 6 months now), 26 of which were written by UNStudio, and most of them are as vague and imprecise as their view on open source.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">UNStudio launches open source knowledge sharing</a></p> UNStudio Designs Giant Observation Wheel ‘Nippon Moon’ for Japan Justine Testado 2013-09-03T20:35:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:51:12-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio is in the works of developing the Giant Observation Wheel (GOW) 'Nippon Moon' for a soon-to-be-disclosed location in Japan. Invited by Ferris Wheel Investment, the Dutch studio came up with a user-experience design strategy that balances reality and interactive technology--all while users ride in one of the wheel's 32 capsules.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UNStudio to Design Yongjia World Trade Center in Wenzhou, China Alexander Walter 2013-07-19T19:59:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T20:16:26-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="994" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio has recently been named winner in the Yongjia World Trade Center competition in Wenzhou, the Chinese city in the Yangtze River Delta region. The concept proposes 5 towers of various heights and programs, including office spaces, commercial areas, hospitality and residential.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> uncube converses with UNStudio's Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos Archinect 2013-05-29T19:13:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:11:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In contrast to postmodernism &ndash; to Krier but also to Tschumi and Koolhaas, who tended more toward approaching architecture through the political issues of that time &ndash; we started solely from architectural issues. We also wrote our first book about that, about how architecture itself can again be a source of fascination.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UNStudio launches open source knowledge sharing Archinect 2013-04-11T17:21:00-04:00 >2013-04-23T22:30:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In June this year UNStudio will launch the new organisation of its practice as an open-source knowledge-based practice operating projects around four specialised Knowledge Platforms. As part of the reorganisation of the studio a new interactive online knowledge platform will be launched, aimed at facilitating the open exchange of knowledge, with the ultimate goal of introducing and encouraging the expansion from a collaborative to a co-creative working model for architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> UNStudio completes Haus am Weinberg Archinect 2012-10-16T11:34:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T19:46:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> UNStudio&rsquo;s recently completed Haus am Weinberg, located on the outskirts of Stuttgart, affords pastoral views of the stepped terraces of an ancient hillside vineyard on one side and cityscape vistas on the other.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <br><p> <br> Whilst structurally the Haus am Weinberg and its garden landscaping reflect the strata and gradations of the nearby vineyard landscape, the true experience of the house is to be found from the inside out.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Ben van Berkel: &ldquo;The Haus am Weinberg adopts a stereovisual spatial effect, acting almost as an optical instrument, whereby not a parallax view, but a parallax experience is created. Moments of parity with the surrounding landscape from inside the house form a constant experiential connection and awareness of its immediate context.&rdquo;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> The inner circulation, organisation of the views and the programme distribution of the house are determined by a single gesture, &lsquo;the twist&rsquo;. In the Haus am Weinberg the central twist element supports the main staircase as it ...</p> UNStudio Designs New UIC Building ‘V on Shenton’ in Singapore Alexander Walter 2012-08-03T20:40:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T13:34:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We have received images of Ben van Berkel / UNStudio's design for the new UIC building, &lsquo;V on Shenton&rsquo;, in the heart of Singapore&rsquo;s Central Business District. The office/residential twin tower concept is scheduled for completion in 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UNStudio-Designed Center for Virtual Engineering Realized + Awarded German Sustainability Prize Alexander Walter 2012-06-22T19:11:00-04:00 >2012-06-28T18:26:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amsterdam's UNStudio has just realized its latest project, the Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) [...] in Stuttgart, Germany. The official opening took place this week with an opening ceremony during which the German Sustainable Building Council (DNGB) awarded the building with a Gold certification. UNStudio worked in collaboration with German firm Asplan Architekten on the architectural services for the Center.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UNStudio’s design for The Scotts Tower unveiled in Singapore Alexander Walter 2011-12-08T13:28:00-05:00 >2012-10-05T17:29:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="611" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ben van Berkel / UNStudio has shared with us their design for The Scotts Tower in Singapore which was just unveiled yesterday. The tower will be the first development under the Far East Organisation&rsquo;s new SOHO brand. Designed to conserve space whilst maximizing live/work/play areas, The Scotts Tower promises to present a new dimension of functional and flexible vertical space.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;</p> Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s Design for the new Kutaisi Airport in Georgia Alexander Walter 2011-11-28T15:17:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T19:57:16-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="617" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ben van Berkel / UNStudio's design for the new Transfer Terminal and Air Traffic Control Tower for Kutaisi Airport was officially presented last week by the President of the Republic of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili. Amsterdam-based UNStudio has designed the new Kutaisi Airport which will serve domestic and international flights for use by international diplomats, national politicians and for tourism.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to also check out UNStudio's Firm Profile on Archinect.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio&rsquo;s Kutaisi International Airport in Georgia completed</a></p> Galleria Centercity by UNStudio adelz 2011-05-29T18:35:36-04:00 >2011-05-31T19:04:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building of the Day</a> series is brought to you by our friends at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, the web's most comprehensive directory of buildings.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a>&rsquo;s Galleria Centercity Department Store in the Korean city of Cheonan has been awarded a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA International Award 2011</a>. It&nbsp; reclaims the social and cultural space within the private, commercial large scale department store.</p> <p> The first element that catches the viewer&rsquo;s eye is the striking fa&ccedil;ade. During the day the building has a monochrome reflective appearance, whilst at night soft colours are used to generate waves of coloured light across the fa&ccedil;ade.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> The main architectural theme for the Galleria Cheonan is the dynamic flow.</p> <p> &ldquo;The most interesting thing to me about the effect of the Galleria Cheonan is that, because of the organisation of the atrium and the moir&eacute; treatment of the facade, Illusions are created which result in the seeming alteration of scales and the creation of double images. No image is permanent ...</p> Ben Van Berkel/UNStudio’s New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion Opened in New York Alexander Walter 2011-05-16T13:28:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T17:31:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New Amsterdam Plein &amp; Pavilion at Peter Minuit Plaza has now officially opened to the public in New York City's Battery Park. The pavilion was designed by Amsterdam-based Ben Van Berkel/UNStudio in collaboration with Handel Architects LLP, New York serving as associate architect. The project's landscape was conceived by Parks Dept. Landscape Designer Gail Wittwer-Laird.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>