It is essential to continuously gather information and to make this knowledge available when engaging in dialogues with other specialists with whom we collaborate, both within and outside of the profession.
— Ben van Berkel, “On the Open Source Knowledge Platform,” 2013
UNstudio, Diagrams for Open Source Knowledge Sharing, 2013
These diagrams indicate fairly succinctly the practical + theoretical agenda and related design disciplines for UNstudio. It’s also interesting to see their continued fascination with the trefoil motif from the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
UN Studio, Interior View of the Möbius House, Het Gooi, Netherlands, 1993-8
"The organizational and formal structure of the private house is based on a double-locked torus, the mobius loop. The intertwining trajectory of the loop relates to the 24-hour living and working cycle of the family, where individual working spaces and bedrooms are aligned but collective areas are situated at the crossing points of the paths. In a similar manner these unfolding lines are materialized with glass and concrete, swapping the conventional use of these materials."
UN Studio, Tea House on a bunker; a small retreat added to an existing military defense structure, Vreeland, Netherlands, 2006 (via subtilitas)
Diagramming II: The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany (2001-5) by UN Studio