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Recreation House Near Utrecht / Roel van Norel + Zecc Architecten

Courtesy of Roel van NorelCourtesy of Roel van Norel© Stijn PoelstraCourtesy of Roel van Norel+ 27

Gerrit Rietveld College / atelier PRO

© John Lewis Marshall© John Lewis Marshall© John Lewis Marshall© John Lewis Marshall+ 16

  • Architects: atelier PRO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  9860 Area:  9860
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011 Year:  2011

Crossoverzaal / NL Architects

Courtesy of NL ArchitectsCourtesy of NL ArchitectsCourtesy of NL ArchitectsCourtesy of NL Architects+ 94

MVRDV and Interior Urbanism: An Interview With Winy Maas

In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one of the major changes within cities around the world has been the rise of so-called "privately-owned public space," a development which has attracted the attention of many urbanists and is still being widely debated. However, for MONU Magazine, the increasing prevalence (and arguably, acceptance) of such privately owned spaces for public use gives us an opportunity to discuss another aspect of public space: interior urbanism. With the rise of the shopping mall and the increasingly diverse functions required by buildings such as libraries, interior spaces now resemble exterior public spaces more and more.

The following interview is an excerpt from the 21st issue of MONU Magazine, in which MONU's Bernd Upmeyer and Beatriz Ramo interview MVRDV founder Winy Maas, discussing the concept of interior urbanism in the work of MVRDV, in particular in their Rotterdam Markthal, Glass Farm and Book Mountain projects.

Markthal Rotterdam. Image © Nico SaiehBook Mountain in Spijkenisse. Image © Jeroen MuschBook Mountain in Spijkenisse. Image © Jeroen MuschGlass Farm in Schijndel. Image © Jeroen Musch+ 13

The Architect / LEVS architecten

Courtesy of LEVS architecten © Marcel van der Burg© Marcel van der Burg© Marcel van der Burg+ 25

DOMunder / JDdVarchitects

© Oliver Schuh© Oliver Schuh© Oliver Schuh© Oliver Schuh+ 13

  • Architects: JDdVarchitects
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Metadecor

Parkark / BYTR architecten

© StijnStijl© StijnStijl© StijnStijl© StijnStijl+ 30

P+R De Uithof / KCAP Architects & Planners + studioSK

© Ronald Tilleman© Ronald Tilleman© Ronald Tilleman© Ronald Tilleman+ 13

10x10x10 House / 123DV Architecture & Consult

© Christiaan de Bruijne© Christiaan de Bruijne© Christiaan de Bruijne© Christiaan de Bruijne+ 28

'Pretty Vacant' Installation / RAAAF

Currently on display until January 31, 2014, the ‘Pretty Vacant’ installation by design and research studio Rietveld Landscape encourages visitors to take a fresh look at the empty spaces of the Centraal Museum in The Netherlands. The blue window literally and figuratively sheds a new light on the space and complements the architecture of this medieval chapel. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Fletiomare Utrecht Swimming Pool / Slangen + Koenis Architects

© Mark Prins
© Mark Prins

© Mark Prins © Mark Prins © Mark Prins © Mark Prins + 16

Kromhout Barracks / Karres en Brands + Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten

© Jannes Linders© Jannes Linders© Jannes Linders© Jannes Linders+ 11

Gym Hall TNW / NL Architects

© Luuk Kramer© Luuk Kramer© Luuk Kramer© Luuk Kramer+ 51

Department of Education Hogeschool Utrecht / Ector Hoogstad Architecten

© Kees Hummel© Kees Hummel© Rob Hoekstra© Kees Hummel+ 20

Estacionamiento <de Cope> / JHK Architecten

© Burg + Schuh© Burg + Schuh© Burg + Schuh© Burg + Schuh+ 14

  • Architects: JHK Architecten
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008

House Nieuwegracht / Rocha Tombal Architects

© Christian Richters© Christian Richters© Christian Richters© Christian Richters+ 29

Lighthouse / BYTR Architects

© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode© Ossip van Duivenbode+ 18

Monumental School Renovation / BYTR Architects

© Cornbread Works© Cornbread Works© Cornbread Works© Cornbread Works+ 10