MVRDV

  • Bringing to mind a child's toy building blocks stacked atop each other, the newly-unveiled Vanke Headquarter Tower is another unique and confident design from Dutch firm MVRDV. The mixed-use project will rise to a height of 250 m (820 ft) and straddle a road in Shenzhen, China.
  • MVRDV was commissioned to design two buildings in South Korea that contain a nightclub and other facilities, and require no windows. The firm took the opportunity to do something different and created an eye-catching project defined by its unusual facades.
  • Albania's Tirana Pyramid has an interesting past. Opening in 1988 as a museum honoring the country's communist former leader, it was then used as a temporary NATO base, a nightclub, and more following communism’s fall. MVRDV is now turning it into a technology education center for young people.
  • High-profile Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has revealed plans for an unusual art installation/public viewing platform in the city of Den Helder, the Netherlands. Bringing to mind an oversized seesaw (or teeter-totter), the structure will gently rock backward and forward.
  • High-profile Dutch firm MVRDV has unveiled its design for an eye-catching new office building in Germany. Named Milestone, the building will sport a large hole in it that will serve as a public space, and will feature both photovoltaic cells and QR codes integrated into its facade.
  • Residential architecture is going through an exciting time and this is reflected in the homes we've covered during the past 12 months. A floating off-grid luxury pad, a 3D-printed house, and a sustainable home that can be built in a few days all feature in our pick of the best houses of 2017.
  • MVRDV has revealed a new mixed-use residential development planned for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, appropriately named Pixel. Due for completion in 2020, the project comprises a group of seven towers that sport an eye-catching pixelated design.
  • ​It’s not unusual for bold Dutch design firm MVRDV to create experimental structures. This is the firm to have given us everything from a transparent office tower to a house shaped like the letter “Y”. Now it's delivered one of the most oddball libraries we have ever seen, the Tianjin Binhai Library
  • ​​Growing urban populations pose all manner of challenges. In this vein, the new Wego installation on show at Dutch Design Week is intended to provoke some ideas around how competing interests can exist in harmony within shared tiny living quarters.​
  • MVRDV has plenty of form for coming up with unusual building designs and its latest project is no exception. Planned to sit between Rotterdam's New Luxor Theater and Boston and Seattle residential areas, The Sax consists of two novel Jenga-like mixed-use towers joined by a skybridge.
  • Even for a firm as happy to experiment as MVRDV, its Bałtyk tower has a very unusual design. The mixed-use building looks totally different depending on the where you view it from, appearing almost too narrow to support itself from some angles and solid and wide from others.
  • It's always interesting to see how well fanciful renders translate into an actual project and the MVRDV-designed Seoullo 7017 Skygarden is no exception. Following the concept's unveiling a couple of years ago, the highway-turned-walkway/park has now opened to the public.