venice architecture biennale 08: next gene 20 MVRDV
venice architecture biennale 08: next gene 20   MVRDV venice architecture biennale 08: next gene 20   MVRDV
oct 07, 2008

venice architecture biennale 08: next gene 20 MVRDV

‘the observers – the family of green wraps’

dutch architectural firm MVRDV designed ‘the observers – the family of green wraps’ house, for the next-gene 20 project. keeping with the exhibition theme of houses incorporated into the landscape of ao di taiwan, they developed a house that grows within the landscape. the house consists of numerous rooms that can be shuffled to form various compositions. by shuffling the rooms around different views can be seen of the mountain, valley and forest. once the configuration has been decided the house is wrapped with a flexible green skin.

process of how the house is constructed


model of ‘the observers- the family of green wraps‘ image © designboom

one way which the house can be configured image © designboom


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