Architekturpositionen am 14.November13.11.2017
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ARCHITEKTURPOSITIONEN des Departments Architektur der TU Braunschweig
DIENSTAG, den 14.11.2017
um 18:30 Uhr
Hörsaal PK 4.7 (TU-Altgebäude)
CAROLINE BOS, UNStudio, Amsterdam
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UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is an international architectural design network with three full-service international offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Shanghai. We specialise in architecture, interior architecture, product design, urban development and infrastructural projects.
As what we design today is normally built in three to five years’ time, we’re used to working with the future in mind. However, the future is changing faster than ever before. Even the most accurate predictions can be made redundant by a sudden advance in technology. To ensure we don’t contribute to a waste of materials and investment that is no longer sustainable or appropriate in today’s world, we develop strategies that not only anticipate the future, but possible changes to that future as well.
We believe that the key to ‘future-proofing the future’ is knowledge. For the last decade, we have focused on expanding our understanding of trends and practice in architecture and beyond. Two dedicated teams research every facet of the built environment inside and outside architecture. Within our network, Knowledge Platforms serve as a database for sharing and expanding the experience and skills acquired during our design projects. Externally, we collaborate with partners including the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Microsoft and Mitsubishi in four Workfields that investigate how to improve quality of life. The results contribute to our mission of producing user-centric designs that are adaptive, resilient and future-proof, whatever the future may bring.
Caroline Bos studied History of Art at Birkbeck College of the University of London and Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht. In 1988 she co- founded Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau with the architect Ben van Berkel, extending her theoretical and writing projects to the practice of architecture.
In 1998 Caroline Bos co-founded UNStudio (United Net). UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Realized projects include the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart and Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands.
Caroline Bos has taught as a guest lecturer at Princeton University, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, 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.