Inspirational Architecture: The Glass Farm

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Have you seen the inspiring structure that dutch architect Winy Maas has created for the town square in the center of Schijndel, a small town in the Netherlands? The glass facade of the mixed-use retail and office building presents an image of a traditional dutch farmhouse, printed using fritting technology, which allows huge amounts of natural light to flood the space. Maas, of MVRDV Architects, has been campaiging to redesign the town square, which was damaged during WWII, since 1980! The original town square was damaged during WWII. The current design, which was accepted because it reflects the local architecture, represents his 7th proposal for the space.

Head over to Inhabit to learn more and see more photos of this remarkable project.

(Image: MVRDV via Inhabitat)

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