MVRDV

MVRDV Unveils Plans for Zero Energy ‘Bastide Niel’ City District in Bordeaux

MVRDV Unveils Plans for Zero Energy ‘Bastide Niel’ City District in Bordeaux

MVRDV Architects and the Urban Community of Bordeaux (CUB) have joined forces to design a brand new eco-community called Bastide Niel on the banks of the Garonne River. Spanning nearly 86 acres of

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MVRDV Apologizes for “Cloud” Skyscrapers that Resemble Exploding Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

MVRDV Apologizes for “Cloud” Skyscrapers that Resemble Exploding Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

Last week MVRDV unveiled plans for “The Cloud” – two luxury condo towers in Seoul, South Korea joined by a pixelated “cloud” of protruding sections that bloom from the

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The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

Located at the entrance of the Yongsan Dreamhub, designed by Daniel Liebskind, the Cloud will be a unique high rise in the new business district. The residential complex is formed out of two skyscrapers -

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MVRDV’s Stunning Flowerbed Hotel is a Giant Greenhouse!

MVRDV’s Stunning Flowerbed Hotel is a Giant Greenhouse!

Inhabitat favorite MVRDV just unveiled plans for a new greenhouse hotel filled with living flowers. Designed in collaboration with Kloos2, the Aalsmeer, Netherlands hotel will sit adjacent to the

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MVRDV’s Dramatic Glass Cube Pavilion Will Raise Ocean Awareness at the 2012 World Expo

MVRDV’s Dramatic Glass Cube Pavilion Will Raise Ocean Awareness at the 2012 World Expo

Visitors to the MVRDV pavilion will learn about the oceans by interacting with this user-friendly cube, which - as our friends at Evolo pointed out - looks a lot like an oversized aquarium. After

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MVRDV’s Vertical Village Exhibition Explores Alternative Urban Densification in East Asia

MVRDV’s Vertical Village Exhibition Explores Alternative Urban Densification in East Asia

East Asian cities have experienced an enormous amount of pressure to build rapidly in order to accommodate the number of people moving into cities. Low-rise traditional villages have been razed to make

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MVRDV and COBE to Transform Danish Concrete Factory Into Rock and Roll Museum

MVRDV and COBE to Transform Danish Concrete Factory Into Rock and Roll Museum

The massive site totals over 147,000 square feet, including 26,000 square feet of existing buildings. The architects' solution was to build on top of the existing halls, adding three new levels. The new

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MVRDV Reveals Its Colorful New Alphabet Facaded Energy Efficient Building for Amsterdam

MVRDV Reveals Its Colorful New Alphabet Facaded Energy Efficient Building for Amsterdam

The 3,200 sq meter cubic building sits on a transparent plinth with four stories of office space placed on top. Round windows on the east facade form the building's street address, while the windows on

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MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV focuses on achieving excellent energy ratings, and the CAM Museum is no different.  The sleek aerodynamic design creates even wind pressure, and a lower need for air conditioning. The interior is

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MVRDV Transforms Mustard Lab into Innovative Flexible Workspace

MVRDV Transforms Mustard Lab into Innovative Flexible Workspace

Built in 2004 and closed in only 2009, the factory only requires a face lift, since it is relatively new.  The interior is very open and cavernous, so traditional cubicle style work spaces aren’t

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MVRDV’s Shenzhen Guosen Tower Is A Giant Energy Efficient Chinese Lantern

MVRDV’s Shenzhen Guosen Tower Is A Giant Energy Efficient Chinese Lantern

The volume of the tower has a square floor plan with an elegant, slender volume that allows daylight to reach into the building to provide a more pleasurable working environment for employees. So that

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Construction Commences on MVRDV’s Massive Amanora Vertical City Apartments in India

Construction Commences on MVRDV’s Massive Amanora Vertical City Apartments in India

Construction has just broken ground on Phase 1 of MVRDV's Amanora Apartment City - Future Towers in Pune, India. Developed by City Corporation - a leading real estate development corporation in the Indian

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MVRDV Unveils Le Monolithe Urban Superblock in Lyon

MVRDV Unveils Le Monolithe Urban Superblock in Lyon

MVRDV won the chance to design the masterplan for the project back in 2004 and brought on the four other architects to design the four other sections of the urban superblock. A large interior court with a

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Luxury Resort Disguised as a Giant Mountain of Lush Green

Luxury Resort Disguised as a Giant Mountain of Lush Green

We love the way buildings look (c'mon, we're an architecture and design website), but sometimes the natural landscape is just too lovely to spoil by plopping a giant skyscraper onto it. Taking that into

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Long Tan Park: Cascades of Box Homes Covering the Mountains of China

Long Tan Park: Cascades of Box Homes Covering the Mountains of China

When dutch architecture firm MVRDV started conceiving their plan for 2,700 new houses in Liuzhou, China, one of their primary goals was to protect the city's precious limestone mountains from further

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MVRDV Unveils Mesmerizing Water Cube Pavilion for 2012 World Expo

MVRDV Unveils Mesmerizing Water Cube Pavilion for 2012 World Expo

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo hasn't even begun yet but we're already starting to see designs roll in for the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea! MVRDV just released plans for their own mesmerizing Water Cube

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Construction Begins on Amazing Tunnel-Shaped Rotterdam Market Hall

Construction Begins on Amazing Tunnel-Shaped Rotterdam Market Hall

Imagine having this sweet public market pop up in your town? Well the lucky residents of Rotterdam are actually getting one! This week, the mayor of the city announced the commencement of construction on

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MVRDV’s Stackable Sky Village High Rise

MVRDV’s Stackable Sky Village High Rise

MVRDV and ADEPT Architects are the masterminds behind this incredible Sky Village high rise. Designed as an acropolis of stackable green-roofed units, the structure recently won a competition to construct

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Spain’s Carbon-Neutral Ecotopia Gets the Green Light

Spain’s Carbon-Neutral Ecotopia Gets the Green Light

While Rioja is a name that is normally associated with red or white, the autonomous Spanish province will soon be just as synonymous with green - building green, that is. This week the local government

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MVRDV’s PIG CITY

MVRDV’s PIG CITY

Being a vegetarian, it is a little hard for me to smile on a design proposal about pig farming. Nevertheless, I was totally taken with Dutch architecture group MVRDV‘s clever (and I think

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NEWER ORLEANS

NEWER ORLEANS

Since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast last fall, well-meaning architects, designers and planners the world over have been scrambling to submit proposals for rebuilding New Orleans. Surprisingly,

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