Gallery: Glass Farm: MVRDV’s Modern Glass Building is Printed With a Tr...

 
Architecture firm MVRDV's latest ouvre may look like a traditional Dutch farmhouse from afar, but up close you'll find that it's actually a building made of glass. Glass Farm is a new mixed-use retail and office building in the heart of Schijndel in The Netherlands. Architect Winy Maas, founder of MVRDV, grew up in Schijndel and has been campaigning since 1980 to rebuild the town square after it was damaged in WWII. After 7 tries, he finally convinced the town to approve his Glass Farm project, which features images of a traditional farmhouse printed onto glass with fritting technology. The nearly translucent building allows lots of daylight in, glows at night, and marries local vernacular with modern design.

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  1. braco April 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    A very disappointing retreat from architectural reality by an obviously creative and conciliatory personality. Not architecture, just as a slide show or over/under scaled scheme will easily recruit imaginative thinking support (but unfortunately, short term architectural thinking). Badminton shuttle cocks and Welsh forced perspectives,in the final analysis,are definitively not architecture.
    This is my opinion and not meant to offend. The project is on the wall and as such I feel obliged to contribute.
    nice site. Many thanks,
    braco

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