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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Functional Style

Here are some slides that tie in with our first post about the "Holland Hook". Architects in Holland at this time in the 1920's were working in what is called the "functional style". These slides below are all part of this functional style from Holland in the 1920's. If you have any current day photos of these buildings or any travel experiences with visiting these places we would love to head about it. 


Administration Building, Dutch State Railways. Utrecht, Holland. George van Heukelom. 1918-21 Funtional Style

School. Hilversum, Holland. Willem Marinus Dudok. 1922. Functional Style



Apartment House. Amsterdam, Holland. Michel de Klerck. 1922. Functional Style

"The most important architect of the Amsterdam school style was Michel de Klerk who in one apartment block called Het Schip (The Ship) established all principal aesthetical solutions of this style. The School of Amsterdam style was largely influenced by expressionism."


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Bijenkorf Store, The Hague, Holland. Piet Kramer. 1924-26. Functional Style
De Bijenkorf (literally, "the beehive") is a chain of high-end department stores in the Netherlands with its flagship store on Dam SquareAmsterdam.In 1926, a second store was constructed in The Hague. It was designed by architect Piet Kramer and stands as an example of Amsterdam School architecture. Here is a photo of how the building looks today.

 
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