The Nieuw Sparrendaal estate is designed by MVSA situated in Vught in North Brabant, on the site of a former monastery complex. The demolition of the monastery, which was built in the 1950′s, created the opportunity to restore the former lane structure. This new Linden lane divides the estate into two plots.
A stately square-shaped house, dissected by four transparent sightlines, has been designed for the main plot. This creates nine volumes that together encompass all the housing functions. The transparent sightlines also form the walkways of the complex. The house stands parallel to the road, and forms one of a series of distinguished country houses.
On the other plot is a more secluded house combined with a workshop. This building has a plectrum shape, and is only one storey high. Planted ‘green walls’ are used to make the building blend in even more with its surroundings. Both the interior and the exterior are light in colour, and are mainly finished in natural materials.
Images courtesy of MVSA