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Ben van Berkel
Architect. Former student. Founder of & . Kenzo Tange Chair at
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Ben van Berkel Jul 29
The Blagoveshchensk - Heihe cable car will be the first ever cable car system to join two countries. This context provided rich inspiration for our winning design for the Blagoveshchensk terminal station, which became an expression of cultural identity.
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Ben van Berkel Jul 11
Our vision for Epsom’s Business School for the Creative Industries, designed to encourage interaction and collaboration, debate and discourse (and most importantly) knowledge sharing. Read more about our design in :
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Peter Griffiths Jul 10
. (): Every building tells us more about something bigger. We can use (as part of the process) to ensure the story tells is relevant to improving our environment.
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Squint Opera Jul 10
Our wonderful panellists from , Ava Fatah gen. Schieck from The Bartlett School of Architecture, and Squint/Opera’s Alice Britton; chaired by ’s founder and editor-in-chief .
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Squint Opera Jul 10
“Buildings have always been used to tell a story, even before people could read. Data can be used in the design process to ensure that the story told is relevant to improving our environment” - ,
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Peter Griffiths Jul 10
. (): There are maybe 200 sensors in the ; there may be a handful in a building. It is shocking! We are still in the Walkman era in .
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ING Media Jul 10
event w/ roundup: (), Ava Fatah gen. Schieck () and Alice Britton () w/ on how and is allowing for richer narratives in architecture and the .
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Ben van Berkel Jul 9
Happy to join Giorgio Busnelli and our friends at in Milan. Always a joy to collaborate with designers from Milan, an epicenter of high quality design, craftsmanship, and of course product design.
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Squint Opera Jul 9
Tmrw we'll be hosting a discussion on w Alice Britton & Ava Fatah gen. Schieck - the 1st in our series. The event is fully-booked but we'll be sharing highlights on here - stay tuned!
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Ben van Berkel Jul 6
Today, media architecture goes beyond facades acting as mass communicators or showing engaging visuals. It means serving human needs in other ways. I look forward to exploring media architecture next week with at the Doodle Bar in London.
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Ben van Berkel Jun 30
The Coolest White paint, taking on the urban heat island effect felt so strongly this week in Europe, has been nominated for the + Awards, which celebrate the year's best buildings, spaces and design innovations.
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Ben van Berkel Jun 29
Nice to see our winning design for UCA Epsom picking up across the UK. Its spatial arrangement is inspired by the history of the UCA campus, as well as the tactility of the products and artworks created in the school. :
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Ben van Berkel Jun 28
Our winning design for the Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA Epsom, inspired by ‘Salons’ as spaces of conversation and knowledge sharing. Facilitating such an exchange of ideas forms the core of the design for the new Business School.
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Ben van Berkel Jun 27
Live now from Delft: reveal their first fully functional Hyperloop track...The Hyperloop is not only a realistic and viable alternative to flying, it is going to completely revolutionise travel.
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Ben van Berkel Jun 21
Replying to @dezeen
The promise of the Hyperform is that it brings computational design and VR together, creating additional dimensions to the value of space: from the design process through to the experience of a completed project. Read more about Hyperform in
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Ben van Berkel Jun 21
Virtual Reality, beyond being a tool for communication, has major impacts for architecture at every stage along the lifecycle of a building.
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Ben van Berkel Jun 18
Join me on Thursday at at , where I will be looking at density and technology: our understanding of the former, influenced by developments in the latter.
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Ben van Berkel Jun 18
Replying to @benvanberkel
Projects emerges from the deep plan interactively at certain points in this web, as our understanding of user movement, urban planning, construction and the potential for programme becomes clearer.
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Ben van Berkel Jun 18
Replying to @benvanberkel
Deep Planning is urban planning that no longer only relates to socio-political strategies, but respond to the use of the space itself.
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Ben van Berkel Jun 18
This time 20 years ago, we were tracking subway turnstile use across midtown Manhattan to map the performance of the city, understanding how developments there could be more purposeful. This was the start of our research into Deep Planning...
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