// arthitectural / Chicago
  • Cardboard – without substance; “cardboard caricatures of historical figures” (wordnet.princeton.edu) Boundary – the greatest possible degree of something; “what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior” (wordnet.princeton.edu) Repetition – the use of the same visual effect a number of times in the same composition to produce the dominance of one visual idea in […]


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  • The renovation of an eleventh floor suite in the 1926 Art Deco Metropolitan Building, located in the heart of the Chicago theater district, provided a unique opportunity for a young and progressive planning firm to increase their profile within the city of Chicago. The original space, layered with aging ceiling tile and threadbare carpet, quickly […]


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The development of a new headquarter cluster for DNB is a strategic operation aiming for synergy and a clear identity by concentrating twenty offices dispersed over the city at Bjorvika. The objective for MVRDV was to translate the social and democratic character of DNB’s organisation into a building with excellent working conditions and spatial qualities […]


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Four thin sheets of metal appear to be gracefully balancing on top of each other. Together they form the highly functional and sculptural side table Caramel, a temporary workstation in a meeting place and a striking object that pleases both the public and the private spheres. Caramel is a functional side table with a sculptural […]


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The “Vessel Desk” is a simple and qualitative child desk that plays with the codes of the archetypal school desk while at the same time projecting itself into the future. It also refers lightly to the world of wooden children toys with its little “vessel” that is both a graphic and playful modular element. The […]


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