A Clever Blend of Traditional and Modern Architecture

January 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

MVRDV_lukeandjules-1How did architectural firm MVRDV build a modern glass structure at the very heart of a traditional dutch town and get away with it? They enlisted a photographer and designers to screen-print images of a traditional Dutch farmhouse onto each glass panel. This design has taken over 33 years to gain approval from the local residents of Schijndel after six previously rejected attempts at building on the town’s common.

I love the idea of modern and traditional mixing together but I have never seen it done in this way; it reminds me of a simple CAD model before rendering… Photographer Frank van der Salm was commissioned to capture the farmhouse images from several local examples and then these images were assembled by MVRDV into sleek structure standing today.

See more information from MVRDV’s really rather annoying website here.



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