UNStudio has revealed design for a new residential project in Munich, Germany, featuring intelligent and adaptable systems in interiors providing options for multiple family constellations. The project is currently under construction on site.
Called Van B, the new project, commissioned by a Munich developer Bauwerk, has been conceived as a completely new “analogue smart” urban living concept.
Located on Infanteriestrasse next to the future ‘Kreativquartier’ (creative quarter) in Munich, Van B will offer “a completely new form of housing that reimagines the future of urban living.”
The project is developed as a prototype for modern city dwelling, Van B is designed “to cater to changing demographics and multiple family constellations,” said UNStudio.
Featuring a gridded façade with protruding window frames, it will contain 142 highly flexible apartments, outdoor and shared communal spaces and striking facade. “Van B offers a new form of urban living,” according to the studio.
“What makes Van B truly special and unique is that it offers a completely new form of ‘smart’ living,” said Ben van Berkel, founder and principal of UNStudio.
“This is not smart in the usual sense of tech integration; it instead involves reinterpreting ideas from the digital world in order to improve the analogue, physical spaces we inhabit.”
The project is comprised of multifunctional plugin modules. These modules will allow users to have maximum flexibility according to their changing demands in daily life.
“Individual spaces in our homes have had to become multi-functional, serving as offices, gyms, living rooms and sleeping nooks, all at the same time. This means that now, more than ever before, we need to develop new living concepts that cater to the changing demands of our homes,” added Ben van Berkel.