The Why Factory – MVRDV and Delft University of Technology

At least in the states the school year is coming to an end and students are cleaning up their studio rooms, however we are coming at you with an interesting studio experience to look at for next year.  Much like RPI has teamed with SOM, the Delft University of Technology has teamed with MVRDV to create The Why Factory. The studio acts as a think tank to explore architecture in the urban fabric of future cities.  Check it out after the jump!  

WORKSHOP: The Why Factory
PROFESSORS: MVRDV & Delft University of Technology 

The WHY Factory:

“MVRDV together with Delft University of Technology run a new think tank: The Why Factory (T?F). It is organized as a foundation. T?F wants to give argumentation back to the architectural and urbanistic world.

T?F concentrates on the production of models and visualizations for future cities. ANYWHERE. T?F makes new cities! It researches possible directions of our urban futures: The Future City Program.

T?F runs independent research projects, PhD programs, Architecture and Urbanism Master studios, Postgraduate studios at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, master classes, workshops, debates and Q and A’s.

The enrollment period for fall semester 2012 starts already next week. It will take place from the14th until the 25th of May.

In the coming fall, The Why Factory will run a number of studios based on ongoing as well as new topics. For the MSc1 and MSc2, this will be:

4 min City detail – Buildings and details for the city of speed,

Porous City – Explorations on porosity with LEGO as a modeling tool,

BiodiverCity House – Designing biodiverse individual living environments,

Food City – Strategy and Typologies for a closed-cycle Food Metropolis.

We will also offer two topics for the Actualities workshop:
‘1 Million Balconies’ will be an excursion workshop, which will take place at the Helsinki Design Week. The second workshop will be organized at TU Delft and its theme will be announced shortly.”

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