Three real-life de­signs based on Why Fac­tory re­search

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Chanel Bou­tique, Am­s­ter­dam

Poroc­ity, the pro­gram’s 2012 ex­plo­ration of trans­parency in ur­ban set­tings, was fea­tured most re­cently in an ex­hi­bi­tion at Paris’s Pom­pi­dou Cen­tre. In 2016, it in­flu­enced MVRDV’S de­sign of Chanel’s Am­s­ter­dam bou­tique, the fa­cade of which is com­posed of see-through glass blocks.

Jut Group Lec­ture Hall, Taipei

In 2017, MVRDV teamed up with Ar­gen­tinean tex­tile artist Alexan­dra Ke­hayo­glou to trans­form a 240-square-me­tre lec­ture room in Tai­wan into a green fan­ta­sia car­peted with lush swathes of re­cy­cled thread. The idea was based on Why Fac­tory re­search into trans­formable en­vi­ron­ments.

(W)ego, Eind­hoven

De­signed to show­case how flex­i­ble build­ings can and must be to ac­com­mo­date the fam­i­lies, stu­dents and refugees of to­mor­row, this mul­ti­hued, Tetris-like con­cept space cre­ated by MVRDV in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Why Fac­tory was erected dur­ing Dutch De­sign Week last year. It be­gan with the ques­tion: What does the fu­ture city look like?

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