In a previous life, &beyond comprised the editorial and graphics team behind the digital magazine for architecture and beyond, uncube.
Founded and based in Berlin, uncube was a publishing experiment produced in collaboration with BauNetz that remains online today. Between 2012–2016 uncube published 43 themed, monthly magazine issues in a format combining the virtues of print with the convenience of digital. In parallel, uncube ran a blog publishing stories from across the spectrum of architecture, design, art, urbanism and beyond.
“My customary fangirl
shoutout to @uncube,
whose latest issue is devoted
to the Uncanny Valley.”
uncube’s approach was like no other architecture magazine. The self-imposed editorial mandate: to address topics that went beyond the conventional context of architecture discourse with a critical eye and a clear independent voice. Issues covered subjects ranging from robotics, outer space, acoustics and bioarchitecture to new forms of communities and expo architecture via materials such as bricks, and monographs on the likes of Frei Otto, Zaha Hadid and Charles Correa.
uncube’s digital framework took two years to develop and continued to evolve beyond launch. The design won numerous awards, including Lead Awards Digital Magazine of the Year (2013) and was runner up Webby Awards Web Magazine of the Year in 2014 (pipped to the post by Wired.com).
BauNetz Media GmbH, Berlin, Germany