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Maas, Winy 1959-

Works: 103 works in 279 publications in 6 languages and 2,743 library holdings
Genres: History  Architectural drawings  Catalogs  Forecasts  Games  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Guidebooks  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Conceptor, Illustrator, Interviewee, zxx, Other, Artist, Performer
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Winy Maas
Green dream : how future cities can outsmart nature by Why Factory( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Why Factory is a global think-tank and research institute, run by MVRDV and Delft University of Technology and led by professor Winy Maas. The Why Factory's Future Cities research programme explores possibilities for the development of our cities by focusing on the production of models and visualizations for cities of the future. --Book Jacket
FARMAX : excursions on density by MVRDV (Firm)( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An architectural narrative composed of studies and designs carried out by MVRDV and students of Delft University of Technology, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam and the Academy of Architecture and Urban Planning in Rotterdam, between 1994 and 1998"--Back cover
KM3, excursions on capacities by MVRDV (Firm)( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KM3 films on dvd: Climate world (Climatizer) ; RheinRuhrCity; NL Stad ; Kampen weir ; Flight forum ; Metacity / Datatown ; Cube (Manyfacts) ; Dutch cases (KM3 cities) ; Reality check, Weena ; HVH ; Urban sofa ; Rose window ; Longtan Park ; Media galaxy (Eyebeam I & II) ; Container City ; Infrajungle ; Brabant Library ; Stacked landscapes (Expo) ; Douze terres ; Pig city ; Kissing Towers ; The regionmaker, demo
Skycar city : a pre-emptive history( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welcome to skycar city. A city with "streets" at any level, or perhaps empty of streets as we know them. In this new type of metropolis, traffic lights are replaced with a car's on-board navigational system, with parking garages in any location, with a revolutionized address system, the repercussions are endless."--Jacket
Metacity datatown by MVRDV (Firm)( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grafische afbeeldingen met korte teksten, waarop belangrijke voorzieningen van de grote stad, b.v. wonen, energie en landbouw voor de voedselbehoefte, zichtbaar gemaakt zijn met behulp van gemanupuleerde data
Visionary cities by Winy Maas( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Visionary cities" sets the agenda for the city of the future. This first publication in the "Future Cities Series" is intended as an overview of the issues that The Why Factory is addressing and to outline this research institute's ambitions and modus operandi for the coming years. In each of the book's chapters, whether about sustainability, the boom in the leisure industry or poverty, one encounters the tension between the disciplines of architecture and urbanism and the dynamics of the city itself. Each chapter is therefore a specific brief, an urgent call for visionary scenarios for the city of the future. In the concluding chapter Winy Maas advocates regarding the city first and foremost as a project for the future. Maas takes a critical standpoint vis-à-vis current urban planning practice. He argues that architecture possesses a visionary dimension that can generate new value of the city and advocates a large-scale communal agenda
Space fighter : the evolutionary city (game:) by MVRDV (Firm)( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do concentrations and settlements 'move'? How do they mutate and/or adapt to this continuous change? What is the struggle, the driving force, behind this? Maybe a process-oriented, 'Darwinist' or evolutionary attitude can be followed towards change and creation, one that models these 'battles', these acts of ascending survival mechanisms. SpaceFighter (the game) wants to model these interactive urban developments. It wants to reflect and compare (in one second or one minute) imaginable interactive urban processes. SpaceFighter has been constructed by Winy Maas in collaboration with the Delft School of Design and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam
Costa Iberica : MVRDV by MVRDV (Firm)( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong Kong fantasies : challenging world-class city standards by Winy Maas( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Why factory' throws down the gauntlet to the city of Hong Kong. What role will Hong Kong be fulfilling in the future? Which specialism should the city focus on in the trial of strength with other cities, such as Shenzhen, Shanghai and Singapore? What objectives need to be set? What are the ingredients that would be appropriate? Can Hong Kong deploy its relatively high quality to develop itself further? And if so, then how? "Hong Kong fantasies" plots out alternative paths, new visions and strategies for Hong Kong's urban and architectonic future. Sustainability and globalization play a leading role in specific spatial interventions that underpin progressive developements in the future
City shock : [planning the unexpected] by Why Factory( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where forecasting seems futile, where predictions are unreliable, and where even the most absurd scenarios are plausible, many urban planning decisions seem to be governed not by vision - but by fear. Fear of disaster, fear of change, fear of the unknown. Can we learn from 'fear'? Can we even use it as a guide for spatial planning? 'City Shock' explores ten innocent 'what ifs'. What kinds of radical trend breaks can we expect, and with what effects? Guided by fantasy rather than science, this book imagines how each of these scenarios could play out in the Dutch landscape between 2018 and 2047. In a narrative composed of (im)possible headlines, a chain of fictitious newspaper spreads reports these events, exposes their possible causes and depicts their potential consequences for Dutch spatial planning and lifestyle
NL28 Olympic Fire : future games( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Glass Farm : biography of a building by Gerard Buenen( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Barba : life in the fully adaptable environment by Winy Maas( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How could nanotechnology change buildings and cities in the future? Imagine a new substance, that could be steered and altered in real time. Imagine creating a nanomaterial that could change its shape, that could shrink and expand; that could do almost anything. We've named this material Barba. With Barba, we would be able to adapt our environment to every desire and every need. The latest book in 'The Why Factory's future cities' series envisions how nanomaterial might drastically change cities and architecture in the future. This speculation on fully adaptable environments is illustrated in the best tradition of science fiction. We follow an inhabitant for a day and see, how everyday routines change in these new, flexible spaces. This story forms the point of departure for a series of interactive experiments, installations, and proposals towards the development of new, body-based and fully adaptive architectures
The Why Factor(y) and the future city by Winy Maas( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Why Factory is een initiatief van de faculteit Bouwkunde van de TU Delft en MVRDV. De Why factory ontwikkelt o.a. een serie ontwikkelingsmodellen voor de steden van de toekomst, theorieën en praktische oplossingen voor de toekomstige stad
Copy paste : the badass architectural copy guide by Why Factory( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New! A new face! A new style! Worldwide, there is talk of a cult of novelty. This is also true in architecture, where architects compete against each other in terms of innovation and originality. The Why Factory does things differently, and in Copy Paste, it explores the possibilities of copying in architecture. What are the really original ideas in architecture? Isn't it better to ask what someone adds to the existing repertoire and then to evaluate that? In science, it is common to define originality in that respect. This type of attitude seems to be a taboo in architecture. So now the time has come to stop this obsessive pursuit of unique authorship. The Why Factory brings together diverse viewpoints on the dilemma of copying in architecture, along with the ethical and legal obligations. This book contains a versatile guide to copying, and explores the potential by means of a broad set of scenarios with the help of various tools
We want world wonders : [building architectural myths] by Why Factory( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the world of architectural wonders and wonderment. It examines current classifications and it wonders about new categories. Through the eyes of students it speculates on possible fields that might propel us towards the realization of new world wonders, of exemplary and wonderful projects. It forms a new atlas of wonders
Absolute leisure : does leisure work? by Winy Maas( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie over de opkomst van de 'leasure-cultuur' waarin vrijetijd altijd en overal te vinden is
MVRDV : agendas on urbanism by MVRDV (Firm)( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 most beautiful cities of the world : a journey across five continents by Winy Maas( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of the enormous differences between these 100 towns and cities, they all have one thing in common. Each of them bears the indelible character of its people and their history. It is the combination of magnificent architecture created by former rulers, the temples and church towers together with the narrow alleys of the old city centres, and the colorful life along their grand avenues that imparts the special atmosphere that make these places a magnet for those who admire culture and beauty
Five minutes city : architecture and (im)mobility, forum & workshop Rotterdam 2002 by Winy Maas( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens with cities when any position in them can be reached within a certain time span and with a specific means of transport? What does a place need when this goal is 2 hours, 1 hour or 5 minutes? How would the FiveMinutesCity be? Publication is the result of a forum and workshop for young architects organized by the Berlage Institute in collaboration with the Mies van der Rohe Foundation (Barcelona) and the Institut Francais d'Architecture (Paris). For this event, the second of a series of three within the framework of the GAUDI program, Winny Maas, architect and partner in MVRDV, was invited as the workshop master. The FiveMinutesCity is conceived by Maas. It is a narrative, squeezed in the format of a PowerPoint presentation with comic book flirtations. It starts with a series of projects by MVRDV and the Berlage Institute and continues with a report of the forum and workshop in Rotterdam. It concludes with a series of essays by the guest professors and lecturers
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
KM3, excursions on capacities
KM3, excursions on capacitiesSkycar city : a pre-emptive historyVisionary citiesSpace fighter : the evolutionary city (game:)Costa Iberica : MVRDVHong Kong fantasies : challenging world-class city standardsNL28 Olympic Fire : future gamesThe Why Factor(y) and the future city
Alternative Names
Winy Maas

Winy Maas architecte paysagiste et urbaniste

Winy Maas architetto olandese

Winy Maas Dutch architect (b.1958)

Winy Maas nederländsk arkitekt

Winy Maas niederländischer Architekt

Вини Маас нидерландский архитектор, ландшафтный дизайнер

Віні Маас