Adriaan Beukers
Ole Bouman
Steward Butterfield
Ben Cerveny
Elisabeth Diller
Michael Douglas
Maya Draisin
Brian Eno
David Garcia
Marti Guixe
Adam Hyde
Ivo Janssen
Nathalie Jeremijenko
Lee Eng Lock
Winy Maas
Malcolm McCullough
Irene McWilliam
Sugata Mitra
Andre Oorebeek
Chris Pacione
Garry van Patter
Fiona Raby
Hani Rashid

Rick Robinson
Alexander Rose
Tiffany Shlain
Bruce Sterling
Lisa Strausfeld
John Thackara
Tjebbe van Tijen
Michael Waisvisz
Architect Winy Maas' design for the Dutch Pavilion at Expo 2000 used only one-tenth of the allocated floor space to create a 'Vertical Landscape' 40 metres high. This was both a comment on the population density of the Netherlands and an expression of Maas' own ideal of 'compressing' people into high-density developments alternating with open 'nature' areas. In his book, Farmax: Excursions on Density, he argues that this is the only way to preserve some empty space, and save it from being overrun by low-density urban sprawl. Winy Maas is a co-founder of MVRDV, the Office of Architecture and Urbanism in Rotterdam, and teaches and lectures at various institutions including the Architectural Association, London, the Technical University, Delft, the Berlage Institute, Amsterdam, and the Academies of Architecture and Urban Planning in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Farmax: Excursions on Density
Edited by Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs with Richard Koek
010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1998
ISBN 90-6450-266-8

Actar Publishers, Barcelona

By MVRDV, 1999
ISBN 90-6450-371-0


Light Urbanism
(given at Doors 6, November 2000)