Sensing Cities

by Ben van Berkel

In the glory days of modernism people had to adapt to architecture – but now, I think we are coming into an age where buildings start to adapt to the people. The digital age demands a different bottom up approach, where the environment is built around people’s needs. New sensorial and data technology gives us plenty of possibilities to do so.

Mirroring the kind of holistic and inclusive design approach of UNStudio, UNSense operates on all scales going from cities, buildings and interiors, bringing technology to the field of urban design, architecture, interior design and even product design.