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Living Architecture and Dutch firm MVRDV, present the design for the Balancing Barn, a cantilevered holiday home near the village of Thorington in Suffolk.
From the road, the barnisalmost invisible; the front being only 7 metres wide, with a pitched roof, faces the long straight driveway approach, suggesting a small house with a traditional shape. The volume, however, has a length of 30 metres. At the midpoint it starts to cantilever over the descending slope; a balancing act made possible by the rigid structure of the building; resulting in 50% of the barn being in free space, and giving a wide view over the Suffolk landscape, adjacent lake and surrounding gardens. The long sides of the structure are well hidden by trees allowing privacy inside and around the barn. The exterior is covered in a reflective material, resulting in the barn changing its exterior by reflecting the seasons.
Architects from MVRDV are building a Water Cube Pavillon for the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea. The structure filled with sea water acts as a temperature buffer, symbolizing the crucial role of the ocean as temperature modulator for the planet.
Award-winning architects have come up with an extraordinary design for a new self-sufficient city made up of organic ‘hill’ buildings. The cluster of green towers are designed to be home to 77,000 people and also house offices, shops and schools. Architects MVRDV came up with the revolutionary plans in which every floor of each tower is fringed with lush box hedges.
It is hoped this will improve ventilation and reduce energy and water consumption in the eco-friendly city called Gwanggyo. The amazing new city, seen in these visuals, to be built 20 miles south of Seoul in South Korea, is expected to be completed in 2011.
Parkrand building is the new project of MVRDV in Amsterdam. There are 193 apartments built in horizontally or vertically branch. Architects at MVRDV are used to bring the nature close to the living place. As you can see they don’t hesitate to replace flowerpots with tree pots.