Typological Instruments: Connecting Architecture and Urbanism


  • Caroline Bos,

  • Ben van Berkel/UNStudio


For Caroline Bos and Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, type in architecture ‘exists to direct, to connect or to be instrumental’ rather than to prescribe. They describe how in their projects for Arnhem Central in the Netherlands and the Raffles City development in Hangzhou, China, they have deftly developed and applied typologies in order to gain control of the design process in complex urban contexts.