The Glass Farm : biography of a building / Gerard Buenen ; MVRDV.

The Glass Farm : biography of a building / Gerard Buenen ; MVRDV.

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Buenen, Gerard, 1948- author.
392 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 21 cm
Other Authors: 
Maas, Winy, 1959-
MVRDV (Firm)
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NA1151.S35B84 2014z
Chiefly texts by Gerard Buenen, Winy Maas, and MVRDV, et al., and photographs by Niels Stomps.
Translation of: De glazen boerderij: biografie van een gebouw, published by nai010 in 2013.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-165)
The Glass Farm makes for an arresting sight on the market square in the Dutch town of Schijndel. Just as fascinating is the history of how the building came into being. This book tells the story of Winy Maas, who at age 18 asked the mayor to do something with the empty space that had been left in Schijndel's market square since Operation Market Garden bombing in 1944. It took 33 years for the building to be erected. The chronicle of the Glass Farm is a history that reads like a novel.