MVRDV Buildings - Architectural Monograph
"MVRDV sought to redefine modernism by turning it on its head. With this remarkable publication they seek to do the same with the architectural monograph." (Arc Space, June 16th, 2014)
"Since amazing the world with the design for the Dutch Pavilion at the 2000 World Expo in Hannover, MVRDV has been regarded as one of the world's top architecture bureaus, acclaimed for its visionary research and thought-provoking projects such as Pig City (a high-rise landscape designed to solve lack-of-space problems for the pig meat industry in the Netherlands) and Grand Paris (a proposal to join Paris and its suburbs into a high-density "post-Kyoto city" by 2030). Over the course of the past 20 years the office has realized a stunning portfolio of buildings and urban plans, including Villa VPRO (Hilversum), WoZoCo (Amsterdam), Balancing Barn (Suffolk, UK) and Edificio Mirador (Madrid). How do these buildings perform? What is the philosophy, logic and thinking behind imminent MVRDV concepts? And what is life like in a blue house (in Didden Village, near Rotterdam), on an orange tribune (The Why Factory, situated within a courtyard at Delft University of Technology), in a vertical shopping street (the Gyre Shopping Center in Tokyo), in a housing silo (on the IJ waterfront in Amsterdam) or inside a mountain of books (the Book Mountain library in Spijkenisse)?"
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: nai010 publishers (June 30, 2013)