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MVRDV: Works and Projects 1991-2006 By Michele Costanzo

Founded after taking first prize in the Europan 2 contest in 1991, MVRDV has been one of the most published Dutch practices in the last decade - streetwise; spatially inventive (the Double House, Utrecht, with its shifting party wall);

almost aggressively eyecatching (the cantilevered WoZoCo apartments); or laconically suave (the Borneo Sporenburg houses). It has also spent a lot of time on research, resulting in such slab-sized books as the one reviewed lukewarmly in AJ 03.08.06.

This new volume is a handy survey of MVRDV's output so far: a pity that the most recent built project, the Mirador apartment block near Madrid, is so bombastic (above). For all the attempts to lessen its uniformity, it still looks like tarted-up Stalinism.

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