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Mecanoo

Villa . Vught

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Mecanoo . photos: © Ossip Architectuurfotografie

The Villa in the Dutch countryside near Vught gives a contemporary twist to the local farmstead typology. Traditionally, the Dutch ‘hoeve’ is an ensemble of farmhouses and living quarters loosely clustered around a courtyard. The central open space is protected, yet open to the surrounding landscape. This spatial arrangement guided the design of the Villa. Continue reading Mecanoo

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Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Abdel and Marijke . KOKSIJDE

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Atelier Vens Vanbelle . photos: © Atelier Vens Vanbelle . + archdaily

Abdel and Marijke have just retired. They lived in a large house, built in the 1980s. Their three children had just left the house, and their house had grown too large and defects in the house were gradually emerging. Instead of patching up their home, they made a more radical but conscious choice: they decided to sell their home and look for a home tailored to their new lifestyle: compact, completely renewed and with a manageable garden. Continue reading Atelier Vens Vanbelle