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MVRDV converts an office into Villa Stardust home in Rotterdam

22-06-2020

MVRDV converts an office into Villa Stardust home in Rotterdam

Addition of a central patio with a garden is the strong point of this recent project by MVRDV bringing new life to a former commercial building. The highly sustainable project is inspired by the principles of the circular economy and by the concept of the riad, a form of spontaneous traditional Moroccan residential architecture often with two or more stories, with the rooms arranged around inner courtyards and gardens.

Architecture, the pandemic and the future of design: Nathalie de Vries - MVRDV

15-05-2020

Architecture, the pandemic and the future of design: Nathalie de Vries - MVRDV

In only a few months, everything has changed completely. Even the world of architecture. In search of possible new scenarios, Floornature opens the discussion of a new approach to design for a time of public health emergency, publishing a series of interviews with architects all over the world. How are the big studios organising their work, and what has been the impact of the current situation on smaller architectural practices? What does it mean to design infrastructure, cultural centres and living spaces while avoiding social contact? Might the resilience we seek in buildings also be applicable to the profession of architect? Here are the architects’ responses, some in text form and others in videos, in the usual style of our portal.

<strong>ONSTAGE: INTERVIEW WITH MVRDV</strong>

23-03-2020

ONSTAGE: INTERVIEW WITH MVRDV

“Innovative, realistic and remarkable architecture for a changing world”, - MVRDV

Tainan Spring, an urban lagoon in Taiwan by MVRDV

12-03-2020

Tainan Spring, an urban lagoon in Taiwan by MVRDV

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has created a virtuous example of the circular economy in Tainan, Taiwan. The architects removed and recycled a strategically positioned shopping mall in the old town, which no longer serves its intended purpose, replacing it with a sunken public plaza dominated by an urban pool and local plants, and surrounded by a shaded arcade.

Welcome 2020. The top architectures of the last ten years

06-01-2020

Welcome 2020. The top architectures of the last ten years

On the threshold of a new decade, what better occasion is there for looking around and rediscovering the most significant architectures of the last ten years, taking stock of the past and looking towards the future.

Scaliurbani Architecture Conversations in Livorno

05-06-2019

Scaliurbani Architecture Conversations in Livorno

Italy has a new fixture in the panorama of events dedicated to architecture.

MVRDV Future Towers - Amanora Park Town Pune India

31-12-2018

MVRDV Future Towers - Amanora Park Town Pune India

The Future Towers containing more than 1000 apartments designed by international architectural studio MVRDV were recently completed in a township in India. Jacob van Rijs, a founding partner in MVRDV, had talked about the project in an interview with Christiane Bürklein for Floornature’s Livegreenblog.

MVRDV’s Crystal House: a glass brick façade.

28-12-2018

MVRDV’s Crystal House: a glass brick façade.

The glass bricks of MVRDV’s Crystal House unexpectedly blend with masonry bricks, and are even stronger than concrete

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