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MODEL FARM DE SCHIPBORG
H.P. BERLAGE, -1914, Borgweg 66, Schipborg
Modelboerderij De Schipborg / Model Farm De Schipborg ( H.P. Berlage )
© 2006 Arthur Blonk

ARCHITECT(URAL OFFICE):
Hendrik Pieter Berlage

BUILDING TYPE:
Agriculture
Freestanding houses

Between 1913 and 1919 Berlage was on the payroll of the Kröller-Müllers. The first commission from this wealthy couple was for a 'modern' model farm for their eldest son who ran the family estate in Drente. The ensemble occupies a square plot of land closed off on one side by a wall with an entryway punched in its centre. On the other side is the dwelling-house, with two rows of barns and stables set square to it so as to define a C in plan. The exterior of brick walls and slate roofs is restrained; inside, the brick walls are enlivened by cut stone and ceramic ornaments.