Crystal Houses, designed by MVRDV and located on P.C. Hooftstraat 94 in Amsterdam is a flagship store with a replica façade made entirely out of glass. The 630 m2 of retail and 220 m2 of housing was commissioned by investor Warenar Real Estate. Crystal Houses won the category award for Shopping at the Word Architecture Festival as well as the Glass Innovation Award and the Public Award at the Dutch Design Awards. Crystal Houses, the movie was created by Robert Jan Westdijk for Warenar with the help of people and companies involved in creating Crystal Houses.
Central Saint Martins is flying the flag for art and design education in the UK, despite short-sighted government policies. Monocle meets the principals at Stanton Williams, the architects behind the college’s award-winning new home.
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The Exhibition Road project will provide a new entrance, courtyard and purpose-built subterranean gallery for temporary exhibitions showcasing the best of contemporary design, as well as celebrating the beauty of the V&A’s existing structure. This short film takes a look at the current work and progress of the build happening on site.
For more details about the Exhibition Road project please visit: vam.ac.uk/page/e/exhibition-road-building-project/