United Units Architects (UUA) is an award-winning practice based in Beijing and London. Our reputation is built on our creative design of space and form, attention to detail, whilst remaining sensitive to both culture and context.
The practice is characterized by a unique design philosophy guided by a humanistic approach coupled with technical precision. Our motivation is to establish the spiritual connection between people and architecture, and consequently make the building a carrier of meaning. We utilize geometric methods to optimize and systematize the perceptual architectural form into a rigorous three dimensional geometric framework, integrating the structural form, spatial layout, building envelop and mechanical services into a whole. We believe that integrated design combined with industrialized prefabricated construction is an effective solution to adapt to the rapid urbanization of China, which can provide people with a high-quality built environment while satisfying time and cost efficiency.
In terms of function, contemporary buildings in comparison with those in the past are often faced with an increased level of uncertainties. Thus to facilitate buildings with a higher degree of flexibility and adaptability, we adapt to multiple needs through open and standard space frame, providing clients with forward-looking solutions.
We consider every project not only as a close collaboration between our clients and the design team, but also the consultants and the contractors who will effectively deliver the project. By doing so, we are able to creatively interpret and understand the client’s requirements, examine the feasibility of our design, then carefully control every aspect of construction. The design intent is translated into reality by drawing on this exceptional network of knowledge and experience that embraces every aspect of a building’s design, construction and performance.