The famous architect, who has put his signature under successful works, not only in architecture but also in different fields of designing -- such as landscaping, urban planning -- is the shareholder of MVRDV
Winy Maas, architect and co-founder of MVRDV
, said, "The houses have bay windows with beautiful views and large balconies with lots of vegetation, turning the whole building into a kind of village green.
The statement did not say whether MVRDV
will retain the design.
and Jerde are the project's design architects, while ARUP provided structural engineering consultation.
Rather than being sell-contained and self-satisfied interventions surrounded by a flimsy veil of 'landscaping', buildings can be re-conceived as part of a much wider' urban ecology, or become the landscape itself, as witnessed by the topographic experiments of Foreign Office, Diller and Scofidio, MVRDV
The snake, or ribbon, which the Dutch firm MVRDV
has sometimes featured, is another form-device pronounced in recent design, occasioned in part by advances in materials and techniques as well as by provocations from sculptors such as Richard Serra.
The five finalists were picked from more than 130 entries from all over the world, and they are: Henning Larsens Tegnestue A/S - HLT (Copenhagen, Denmark), MVRDV
(Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Morphosis (Santa Monica, CA, USA), Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects (New York, NY, USA) and Zaha Hadid Architects (London, United Kingdom).
Includes seminal articles on the diagram from the history and theory of architecture such as those by Peter Eisenman, Sanford Kwinter, MVRDV
, Neil Spiller, Lars Spuybroek, UN Studio and Anthony Vidler.
1]hetta Oslo AS, White Arkitekter, BIG, Asplan Viak, MVRDV
Porous city - Open the tower" uses Lego towers to explore futuristic concepts of urban design imagined by the professor and architect Winy Maas, founder and director of the MVRDV
architectural practice in Rotterdam and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the city of the future.
It is choreographed by Winy Maas of MVRDV
and Grace La of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which has published the book with the help of funding from the Marcus Prize programme, which also supports a studio in the architecture school (the book is available via Amazon at just over [pounds sterling]20).
We solicited a proposal from MVRDV
(Winy Maas, Nathalie de Vries, Jacob van Rijs), a Rotterdam firm with an international practice, which has distinguished itself through the design of compact, seemingly simple volumes that are extremely complex in their spatial configuration.