Lecture date: 2014-02-06
When we talk of motion within architecture we not only refer to buildings and their potential effects, but also to shifts or twists in the integrated practice of the profession. ‘Motion’ encapsulates the past, the present and the possible future of architecture.
Ben van Berkel received a Diploma with Honours in 1987 from the AA School. With Caroline Bos, he co-founded Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau in 1988, and ten years later the pair established UNStudio, a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure which has realised projects including the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, a facade and interior renovation for the Galleria Department store in Seoul and a private villa in upstate New York. Ben van Berkel is Professor of Conceptual Design at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt am Main and was recently awarded the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor’s Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.