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a+u 20:06, 597

a+u 20:06, 597

MVRDV FILES 4 – Projects 435-908

Edited by A+U Publishing


  • MVRDV FILES 4 is the fourth issue in the a+u MVRDV FILES Series
  • It features 23 projects that focuses on the office's ambitions to conceptualize sustainable 'future-proof' buildings
  • Includes a web conference discussion by partners of MVRDV on the topic of navigating and tackling challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic
Full Description
MVRDV is an architectural office established in the Netherlands in 1993. After three series of MVRDV Files in 2002, 2007, and 2017, the a+u June 2020 issue – MVRDV FILES 4 – focuses on the office’s ambitions to conceptualize sustainable ‘future-proof’ buildings as described in an essay by its co-founders Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, and Nathalie de Vries, and the 23 projects featured. The office prides itself on its visionary ideas of redefining spaces that we use every day. Whether it is the design of the new building or the re-purposing of an abandoned building, MVRDV capitalizes on every creative opportunity presented to rethink typologies and broaden possibilities. Despite challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic, the partners came together in a web conference to share with us details about their studio’s projects and the experiences they had when collaborating with clients, experts, and the public to find the best strategies. Text in English and Japanese. 
About the Author
a+u - Architecture and Urbanism – is a monthly architectural magazine established in 1971 that highlights a broad range of the work and activities of top contemporary architects from around the world in a well-presented format.
Shinkenchiku-Sha Co., Ltd
9th Nov 2020
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
8.5 in x 11.5 in
184 Pages
228 color, 46 b&w
Name of series
a+u - Architecture and Urbanism
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