New Manor House: A Distinctively Modern House with the Spirit of Historic Neighbors

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New Manor House is located in the historical area of Vecht, Netherlands. This area is 17th-century country estates succession with some country houses. The challenge of this residential project is about creating a distinctively modern house worthy of this kind of unique location. With the spirit of historic neighbors and local planning regulations, New Manor House comes with an incredible design.


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This private residence has been completed in 2 years, 2002 to 2004. The whole project program takes more than 1,400-meter square area with 50-meter square outbuilding for the storage or garage. The location was am Amsterdam rich merchant’s out-of-town residence during the Dutch Golden Age.



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MVRDV as the main architect is designed this house with the Vecht region hallmarks. These hallmarks can be seen on its classic volume and also the 17th-century country house silhouette both at the inside and outside of the house.



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The components of the house are arranged and stacked in the clusters one on one. Each component has a unique height and internal organization. The volume is given for those components to create intervening, meandering, and intriguing space.



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The staircases design are made and carved out from the house blocks, makes them visible to be seen. The wooden footbridges are located between the blocks. These blocks have a facade with a combination of materials like slate, brickwork, stucco, and also stone.



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The estate park has a strong connection with the outward-opening doors. The landscape consists of some different gardens with each use, character and also shrubs. There is also a classic garden with rhododendron, lawns, a wet wood, a vegetable garden, and a dry wood.

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Karin Hoover

Karin Hoover

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