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UNStudio is known for their groundbreaking work in solution driven designs relating to the ever-changing urban environment.

Climate is changing, which leaves architects and designers taking steps towards designing buildings and structures that can accommodate to the overheated urban environment.

Intense heating and other weather conditions like rain and dust generate a lot of stress and strain on the exteriors of many buildings.

Thirty to forty years ago, these types of conditions were not necessarily a priority. However, with the environmental conditions of today firms like UNStudio are taking a different approach to future building design.

According to the studio’s principal and founder Ben van Berkel, “designing with the future in mind also means buildings last longer in the face of environmental change. That they are more resilient to change and they endure environmental strain.”

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