Danish Rock Museum by MVRDV
MVRDV and COBE together with Wessberg engineers and LIWplanning have started construction of the new home for the Danish Rock Museum (DRM) in Roskilde, Denmark. Roskilde is the location of the annual Roskilde Festival, the largest North European culture and music festival.
‘MVRDV Buildings’ (2013) from nai010 publishers
Thanks to our friends at nai010 publishers, we’re giving away three copies of the extremely covetable ‘MVRDV Buildings’ (2013), the first monograph on the legendary Rotterdam architectural office’s realised projects.
Interior of MVRDV's 'The Balancing Barn' by Studio Makkink & Bey
The Dutch Studio Makkink & Bey recently completed the interior design for MVRDV’s impressing ‘Balancing Barn’ in Suffolk, UK. The Rotterdam based architects were commissioned by Living Architecture, a Britsh not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to introducing the best of contemporary architecture to the public by offering a chance to rent houses for a holiday designed by some of the most talented architects at work today, such as Peter Zumthor, Michael & Patty Hopkins, NORD.
Furnishing the space with pieces by Dutch designers such as Hella Jongerius, Ineke Hans and Gerrit Rietvelt Makkink & Bey designed an interior which underlines the barn-character of house.
The Why Factory by MVRDV, photo by Rob't Hart
The Dutch architects of MVRDV designed this tribune, a new think tank called ‘The Why Factory’, at the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology. The project was awarded with this year’s LAi prize. The flexible furniture are designed by Richard Hutten.
The Why Factory by MVRDV, photo by Rob't Hart
“After a fire destroyed their premises, The Why Factory and the faculty of architecture of Delft University moved into the former main building of the university. An interior courtyard was created and designated as the new residence of The Why Factory. MVRDV designed the three floor tall wooden structure, containing lecture halls, meeting rooms and the premises of the research institute. An auditorium stair climbs to the top, literally putting the students on top of their teachers.
The structure distinguishes itself by its bright orange colour which clearly identifies The Why Factory as an independent research centre within the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology. Furniture designer Richard Hutten designed flexible furniture to allow the space around the tribune to switch function between research hall, lecture hall and exhibition space.”
The Why Factory by MVRDV, photo by TU Delft
The Why Factory by MVRDV, photo by Rob’t Hart
Client: TU Delft
Budget: 150.000 Euro (Construction)
Surface: 370m2 Tribune and 195m2 orange floor
Location: Julianalaan Delft, Netherlands
Projectteam: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Anton Wubben, Riccardo Ferrari, Simon Potier, Jonas Klock and Diana Lopez
Engineering: Braaksma&Roos Architectenbureau, Den Haag
Contractor: Meesterbouw BV , Den Haag
Interior: Meesterbouw BV , Den Haag
Furniture: Richard Hutten, Rotterdam, NL
Electrical Installations E.T.A.B. de Vest, Delft
Installations Cofely West Utiliteit BV, Rijswijk
Lighting: Henk van der Geest, Amsterdam, NL
Floor finishes Cem Plaat BV, Enschede
Loose furniture (chairs etc.) Vitra, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel
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Social Housing by MVRDV and Blanca Lleó. Photo: Ricardo Espinosa
In Madrid-Sanchinarro the first residents received the keys to their apartments in the just completed Celosia building. Jacob van Rijs of MVRDV and Blanca Lleó have completed the social housing block near the Mirador Building, which is an earlier collaboration. The perforated block of Celosia, commissioned by public housing corporation EMVS, comprises 146 apartments, communal outside areas throughout the building, and parking with a commercial program in the plinth all across a total floor area of 21,550 sq m.
The given volume of the city block was divided into 30 small blocks of apartments. These blocks are positioned in a checkerboard pattern next to and on top of each other, leaving wide openings for communal patios throughout the building with views to the city and mountains. 146 one, two and three-bedroom apartments are all accessed via these communal spaces. Most apartments offer additional private outdoor space in the shape of a loggia right behind the front door. The façade is made of coated concrete which was from the ground floor up constructed in a complete mould system, an efficient and clean way to cast concrete, keeping the construction cost to a minimum. The polyurethane coating allows the façade to shimmer and reflect depending on the light conditions.
A system of power efficient boilers is used in the building; solar panels on the roof heat water reducing energy consumption further.
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