Past Events

Egocity: The Exhibition

16 February 2015 / 20 February 2015

You are invited to see and interact with the work of the MSc1 studio “Egocity”. The exhibition is taking place at the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology in the Oostserre from Monday the 16th to Friday the 20th.

Final Reviews 3D Nature and Transformer Installations

23 January 2014

On Thursday the 23rd of January 2014 the final reviews of 3D Nature and Transformer Installations design studios will take place. All presentations are open to the public, so feel free to join the presentations and the discussion. We will have the pleasure of having two special guest critics at the review of Transformer Installations: Agata Jaworska from Drrog design and Marcel Bilow from Buckly-Lab. We hope to see you there.

Presentation Willow House and Fast Forward/Rewind

15 November 2013

On Friday, 15 November 2013, the results of the two workshops ‘Willow House’ and ‘Fast Forward/Rewind’ will be presented at The Why Factory in the Orange space at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft. You are welcome to join the public presentations from 13.00 – 16.00

I-City/We-City exhibited in Chicago

21 September 2013 / 21 December 2013

News from Nowhere by Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho featuring I-City/We-City by MVRDV/The Why Factory is currently on show at the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). News from Nowhere: Chicago Laboratory couples the work of the two artists with that of visionary architects, designers, scientists, philosophers, and other thinkers in a massive interdisciplinary investigation that examines the world as it is today by imagining a postapocalyptic future.

THE PIXEL POWER – Lecture & debate by Winy Maas and Rob Nijsse

25 October 2012

The Why Factory invites everyone to a lecture by Winy Maas and Rob Nijsse entitled ‘The Pixel Power’. The event will take place on May 29th (16:30-20:00) at the Faculty of Architecture in Delft, at the orange tribune in the Oostserre. It will be inaugurated with an introduction about the ‘Opening the Tower’ exhibition and followed by two lectures and a debate. The debate will revolve around the systematic of pixelization being a design/scripting tool. This event is open to public and free of admission.

Branding Cities and Bottom-Up Urbanism – Double booklaunch

14 February 2012

On the 14th of February the Why Factory will present its two new books:
‘Hong Kong Fantasies – Challenging World Class City Standards’ by The Why Factory in collaboration with IFoU, Berlage Institute, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University) and ‘Vertical Village – Individual, Informal, Intense’ by The Why Factory and MVRDV in collaboration with JUT / Museum of Tomorrow and Berlage Institute.

Luxury of the North to be presented on November 30 and December 8

30 November 2011 / 08 December 2011

Luxury of the North – the outcome of Droog Lab’s study on survival in Pond Inlet, Nunavut in the Canadian North will be presented at two events in Toronto and Edmonton, Canada in partnership with University of Alberta. XXL City by Cynthia Hathaway will be presented with a discussion and tasting of giant foods at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto on November 30th, 2011.

‘Green Talk’ with Winy Maas will take place on November 15

15 November 2011

‘Green Talk’ will take place on November 15 at Perpustakaan Pusat (Central Library), Universitas Indonesia Depok in Djakarta. The event is a part of the ‘Green Dream & Visionary Cities’ exhibition, which was officially opened last week (November 4). The opening inaugurated Ton van Zeeland (the director of Erasmus Huis), Daliana Suryawinata (curator of the exhibition) and Budi Hardiman (philosopher) was crowdedly attended and very well received.

‘Green Dream & Visionary Cities’ exhibition opens tomorrow in Jakarta

04 November 2011 / 14 January 2012

‘Green Dream & Visionary Cities’ exhibition will be shown at the Erasmus Huis in Jakarta for the next three months. It will be officially opened on the 4th of November and remain on display until mid January 2012. The exhibition will present two of the first projects from the ‘Future Cities series’ by The Why Factory.

The Vertical Village exhibition by The Why Factory and MVRDV opens in Taipei

08 October 2011 / 08 January 2012

Today MVRDV, The Why Factory and the JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture opened the fourth edition of the exhibition series “Museum of Tomorrow” in Taipei. Under the title “The Vertical Village” the exhibition explores the rapid urban transformation in East Asia, the qualities of urban villages and the potential to realize this in a much denser, vertical way as a radical alternative to the identical block architecture with standard apartments and its consequences for the city.

1st BiodiverCity Expert Meeting

12 September 2011

The First of two BiodiverCity expert meetings organized by the Why Factory and the Faculty of Industrial Desigh will take place this Monday (September 12). This series of discussions is a part of the Biodiversity design studio currently running in collaboration with the Faculty of Industrial Design. It is organized as a platform to exchange knowledge between designers, experts from the fields of biodiversity and sustainability, as well as architecture and industrial design students.

Cinema of the Future exhibited at AEDES in Berlin

15 July 2011 / 01 September 2011

Last Friday (15 Jul 2011) exhibition –’Cinema of the Future. Cinema and Urban Public Space.’ featuring results of T?F workshop opened at AEDES Network Campus in Berlin. ‘Can We? Make More Than A Cinema!’ workshop presented at the exhibition took place in February 2011. Twenty-five students explored how the art house cinema typology can achieve a new function and integration in the social fabric of an urban neighbourhood, exemplified by a specific site in Berlin-Wedding. At the same time in a very short and intensive design session the workshop served as an experiment on the design process and the changing role of the architect that requires negotiation skills more than ever.

Final reviews of fall 2010 studios

21 January 2011 / 25 January 2011

The final reviews of the fall semester 2010 studios will take place this and next week. We are looking forward to see you during the student presentations at the tribune in ZaalK (Oostserre).

Vertical Village Future Evolutionary Urbanism Exhibition

07 October 2010 / 07 December 2010

The Village Maker is a systematic attempt to explore abundant possibilities of exciting, vigorous, community-base urban villages that are structurally safe, economically feasible and sustainable. This Master class/ MSc2 Workshop was staged at the Berlage Institute Rotterdam between 3 and 12 June 2010. It resulted in 36x 1:100 models and a study on the software ‘Village Maker’. Multiple experts and tutors worked together with the participants to set the parameters: from structure, climate, energy, access, collectivity, and cost-efficiency.

‘How green are you?’ debate at the NAi

20 May 2010

On the occasion of the publication of Green Dream – How Future Cities can Outsmart Nature, the NAI (Netherlands Architecture Institute) organized a debate with three Netherlands based architects, Duzan Doepel (Doepel Strijkers Architects), Nanne de Ru (Powerhouse) and Andre Kempe (Atelier Kempe Till) around the question ‘How green are you?’.

Opening of The Why Factory and Inaugural address Prof. Winy Maas

15 October 2009

Ronald Plasterk Minister of Education, Culture and Science will officially open on October 15 the new think tank ‘The Why Factory’ at the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology and the structure it occupies, an orange Tribune designed by MVRDV. The Why Factory, an initiative of Delft University’s Faculty of Architecture and MVRDV, researches urban futures and is lead by Winy Maas. During the opening event a series of prominent speakers will discuss the future city and Winy Maas will give his inaugural address as professor at TU Delft.