A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 736 pages. 5 3/4"w x 8 1/4"h. "Density: the amount of available space per person. Floor Area Ratio (FAR): the ratio of the total floor space of a built area to the total size of is lot. FARMAX essentially means compressing a population vertically and horizontally so as to give that population more space."
Vast areas of the Netherlands seem to be filling up with low-cost housing, low-rent offices, warehouses and other low-density structures-producing a vast sea of architectural mediocrity. This book examines the prospects for animating this tendency. Conceived and edited by Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs with Richard Koek and produced by MVRDV, "FARMAX" reads as an architectural narrative composed of studies and designs made by MVRDV and students from Delft University of Technology, the Berlage Institute and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Planning, along with contributions by other authors.