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Home is in the Heritage by Marit van der Gevel

Home is in the Heritage

In attempts to recall an atmosphere of the past, newly built canal houses and warehouse-style buildings are appearing everywhere across the Netherlands. To what extent can these houses be considered abstractions? How do they relate to the cultural heritage that inspired them? And how do they relate to each other? “Home is in the Heritage” is a visual exploration of these traditionalist new-builds. The book not only charts current projects and their traditional examples, it also triggers a debate about this typically Dutch phenomenon.

Marit van der Gevel

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