Transparent glass symbolizes the absolute transparency of meetings that happen in the building at 133 Way Yip, Hong Kong. It permeates the entire building. Along with his MVRDV studio, Winy Maas used panes of glass to separate offices equipped with glass furniture and see-through computers. Completely transparent muzak is playing in glass elevators from transparent speakers.
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We are moving into a transparent society where businesses are becoming more open to the public, and people care more about what goes on behind closed doors. Nothing hidden generates trust. But it is also an opportunity for the building to become a reminder of the industrial history of the neighborhood, a monument encased in glass.
I have always liked the simplicity of minimalism and this style is reflected in my designs. Glass is a magical material and a great medium to work with – always challenging, but always bringing new experiences.