Lecture: CAROLINE BOS “On the Verge”
Throughout more than 20 years of international project experience, UNStudio has continually expanded its capabilities through prolonged collaboration with an extended network of international consultants, partners, and advisors across the globe. This network, combined with the centrally located offices in Amsterdam and Shanghai, enables UNStudio to work efficiently anywhere in the world. Pivotal UNStudio projects include; the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart (Germany 2006), the large scale mixed-use project Raffles City in Hangzhou (China 2008 – 2013), the Galleria Department Store in Seoul (2005), the private family house VilLA NM in Upstate New York (USA 2007), the Agora Theatre in Lelystad (NL 2007) and the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam (NL 1996).
Currently, both the external world and an internal disquiet, manifested as a growing sense that we can no longer innovate in design as much as we feel driven to, has led UNStudio to a new point of imminent change. How will this alteration be shaped over the coming years? Much is as yet unclear, but some inklings of that new future are becoming noticeable. This presentation will offer a speculative, inside view of the transformations currently taking place within UNStudio.
Caroline has taught as a guest lecturer at Princeton University, the Berlage Institute, The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the Academy of Architecture in Arnhem. In 2012 she was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. Central to her teaching is the inclusive approach of architectural works integrating virtual and material organization and engineering constructions. Currently she is External Examiner at DRL, Architectural Association, London.