The UNStudio founder talks to Debika Ray about Arnhem Centraal station and why architecture can still shape our way of life

Published in Features

UN Studio's principal architect discusses the role of tall buildings in housing at his new 31-storey tower on London's City Road

Published in Video
Thursday, 18 August 2011 10:51

UN Studio office in Groningen

A Dutch government building might look like a throwback to the age of showing off, but has a prudent internal economy.

Published in News
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 16:33

UN Studio in South Korea

Behind the animated facade of the Dutch practice’s Galleria Centercity lies an unusual hybrid: a department store and cultural centre.

Published in News

A review of the decade that never was, from icon’s fiction issue.

Published in News
Thursday, 23 August 2007 13:16

Manifesto #17 UN Studio | Architect

Manifesto #17 with architect UN Studio in Amsterdam.

Published in MANIFESTOS
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 09:51

UN Studio | icon 048 | June 2007

"It's impossible to look bad in this building," announces UN Studio co-founder Ben van Berkel as he stands at the top of the spectacularly pink stairwell of the Theatre Agora in Lelystad. "Everybody looks good here."

Published in ICON 048 | June 2007
Wednesday, 22 August 2007 09:43

VilLA NM | icon 046 | April 2007

A golden window reflects glimpses of the wild landscape and rolling hills of upstate New York, home to Amsterdam-based practice UN Studio's first building in America.

Published in ICON 046 | April 2007

A concrete bunker from the Second World War was the starting point for a multi-purpose space by Amsterdam-based architect UN Studio.

Once, heavy industry was hidden in the poorest suburbs of cities, downwind and out of sight of those who made money from it. Then the modernists came along and told us factories were beautiful, initiating an industrial aesthetic.

Published in ICON 037 | July 2006

UN Studio’s latest building is, perhaps, typically Dutch. A staid, cool exterior, and a bleeding heart interior – a kaleidoscopic courtyard as a metaphor for the repressed human desires of the office worker. Or perhaps it’s just a clever bit of material innovation that has been extended over the skin of a boring building type.

4330 technicolour glass discs have been used to cloak the facade of the Galleria department store, which just reopened in Seoul, South Korea.