The Glass Farm - Biography Of A Building

G.buenen, W.maas

Publisher Nai010 Publishers

ISBN 9789462080881

Idea Code 14242

The Glass Farm makes for an arresting sight on the market square in the Dutch town of Schijndel. Entirely enclosed in glass printed with a seamless collage of local farmhouse typologies, it offers an unmatched reflection of its context. Equally fascinating is the story of how the building came into being. Years ago, a young Winy Maas (of the Dutch firm MVRDV) asked the mayor of Schijndel to do something with an empty space that had been left in the town since its bombing in 1944. It took 33 years, but now a building designed by Maas stands there. Gerard Buenen contributes a biography of the building, accompanied by photographs by Niels Stomps and illustrations by MVRDV.

392 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English


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