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“Idea Factory” conversion shows what’s possible in renovating old buildings

Work on the 12,600-sq-m “Idea Factory” renovation, designed by Dutch architect MVRDV, has been completed in Shenzhen, southeastern China. The six-storey factory building in Nantou contains offices for the Urban Research Institute of China Vanke and office rental space. The rooftop will house a series of “rooms” which are enclosed...
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ArchDaily

The Challenges Faced by Young Practices

Today, a new generation of architects is trying to tackle the challenges of contemporary society while navigating different hurdles within the profession. Emerging architects are redefining the values and focus of design in response to the various issues facing the contemporary built environment, such as sustainability, affordability and equity. At the same time, new practices are operating a within rapidly changing field in which the architect's role is increasingly more ambiguous. The following explores the issues faced by young architects in their practice, as well as what they see as being architecture's most significant challenges, that inherently shape their work in a contrasting way to that of their older peers.
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lonelyplanet.com

13 top things to do in Rotterdam: Architecture, culture and plenty of gin

Few European cities are as exhilarating as Rotterdam. Almost completely destroyed during WWII, its urban reconstruction has been a triumphant exercise in embracing innovation – the resulting architecture and urban planning have endowed its streets and neighbourhoods with a personality and energy that make it a great place to visit.
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designboom.com

MVRDV turns disused shenzhen factory into office building with maze-like roof

Retrofit not rebuild is the mantra behind MVRDV‘s latest project in shenzhen, china. the dutch architecture studio has converted a former factory into an office building called the ‘idea factory’ in the city’s historic nantou district. the renewed building spans six storeys and a total floor area of 11,000 sqm....
CONSTRUCTION
thepremierdaily.com

Amsterdam’s floating ‘masterpiece’ of 160 homes pushes the envelope.

Visible along the harbor of Amsterdam is something that looks like a floating city. Called The Silodam, it is a 160-unit housing complex that looks like it is floating on the water. This was a winning design in a 1990s competition. Now the city of Toronto in Canada wonders if they can do something similar on their waterfront. These are the details. (1)
VISUAL ART
theurbandeveloper.com

Mid-Rise Urban Living Holds Answer to Density Dilemma

The simplistic positioning of growth for Australian cities as a battle between spreading low-density suburbs versus high-rise towers needs a circuit breaker to ensure our cities grow sustainably. A greater focus is needed on development options between the low- and high density and this should be the mid-rise urban model...
HOME & GARDEN
africapearl.com

MVRDV turns disused shenzhen factory into ‘idea factory’ offices

Retrofit not rebuild is the mantra behind MVRDV‘s latest project in shenzhen, china. the dutch architecture studio has converted a former factory into an office building called the ‘idea factory’ in the city’s historic nantou district. the renewed building spans six storeys and a total floor area of 11,000 sqm....
CONSTRUCTION
newsrnd.com

New eye-catcher in Munich? Spectacular plans from star architects

Spectacular plans for the Candidplatz: A 60-meter tower will adorn it. Soon the commission for urban design deals with the project. Munich - Untergiesing * is to get a new architectural icon: the Candid-Tor!. The commission for urban design is to deal with the plans of the Rotterdam architecture firm...
VISUAL ART
e-architect.com

Idea Factory Nantou, Shenzhen, by MVRDV

MVRDV transforms disused industrial building into a “creative factory” with a green public roof in Shenzhen. Rotterdam, November 25th 2021 – MVRDV has completed construction of the Idea Factory, a transformation of a former factory building in the Shenzhen urban village of Nantou that sustainably reusing and improving the building instead of demolishing and rebuilding it.
HOME & GARDEN
globalconstructionreview.com

O, what a lovely apartment building

The first apartment sales have been completed for a giant blue “O” located on a former army barracks in southwest Germany designed by Dutch architect MVRDV. The 27,500 sq m building in Mannheim’s Franklin Mitte neighbourhood forms one of four letter-shaped apartment blocks that spell out the word “HOME”. The...
WORLD
e-architect.com

O Franklin Mitte, Mannheim: MVRDV

‘O’ Franklin Mitte, MVRDV Mannheim Buildings, RVI Germany Architecture Images. Bringing a character to the neighbourhood: MVRDV’s ‘O’ revealed in Franklin Mitte, Mannheim. Images © MVRDV. ‘O’ Franklin Mitte, Mannheim Development. The first apartment sales have been closed for the ‘O’, an MVRDV-designed high-rise that – as one of four...
VISUAL ART
ArchDaily

MVRDV Reveals One of Four Letter-Shaped Apartment Buildings in Mannheim

MVRDV Reveals One of Four Letter-Shaped Apartment Buildings in Mannheim. MVRDV has revealed "O", one of four letter-shaped apartment buildings that spell out the word HOME in Franklin Mitte, Mannheim. The 15-storey residential building features a brightly colored structure with 120 apartments, commercial spaces, and a terrace, and is part of Franklin Mitte's complete master plan transformation.
WORLD
canadianarchitect.com

Shortlisted designs unveiled for LGBTQ2+ National Monument

The shortlisted design proposals for the LGBTQ2+ National Monument have been unveiled. The monument will be located in downtown Ottawa, at the intersection of Wellington Street and Portage Bridge. The five shortlisted teams were announced in February, and include architects Public City Architecture, Two Row Architect, SOM, MVRDV, and MASS...
SOCIETY
globalconstructionreview.com

Finalists chosen for Canadian monument to 9,000 killed in “LGBT Purge”

Five designs have been announced as finalists for a monument dedicated to the 9,000 lives lost in Canada’s “LGBT Purge” that took place between the 1950s and mid-1990s. The purge involved systematic discrimination against, and harassment of, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian federal services.
SOCIETY
New Atlas

Quirky residential high-rise puts the O in home

MVRDV puts the O in home – literally – with this unusual residential project slated for Mannheim, Germany. One of four buildings that will eventually spell out HOME, the donut-shaped high-rise showcases the firm's flair for lighthearted, quirky architecture. Bringing to mind the Guangzhou Circle Mansion in China, the O,...
Archinect

MVRDV reveals O-shaped mixed-use apartment complex in Mannheim

MVRDV has designed a playful, mixed-use apartment building shaped like the letter O. Located in the German city of Mannheim’s Franklin Mitte neighborhood, the building is one of four letter-shaped apartment complexes that together spell out the word HOME. The 15-story building mixes 120 apartments with ground-level commercial units and...
VISUAL ART
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