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Rietveld Schröder House

Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House): The Rietveld Schröder House is considered an icon of the Modern Movement, also known as the International Style, the Dutch branch of this style is called the Nieuwe Bouwen. The Rietveld Schröder House is situated in Utrecht, a city in the Netherlands. The architect Gerrit Rietveld designed the house for Truus Schröder as a small family home, the house was his first design for an entire building and became his most famous architectural work. The Rietveld Schröder House was built in the period 1923-1924. Gerrit Rietveld created the Rietveld Schröder House on his own design and the principles of De Stijl. The Rietveld Schröder House is one of the best known examples of De Stijl architecture. De Stijl was a famous art movement in the Netherlands. The works of De Stijl would influence the Bauhaus style and the International Style of architecture worldwide, the German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was among the most important proponents of the ideas of De Stijl. Truus Schröder lived in the Rietveld Schröder House until her death in 1985. Today the Rietveld Schröder House is a museum and open to visitors. The Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House) became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000. World Heritage Art: Ode aan Rietveld

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Rietveld Schröder House - The Rietveld Schröder House is a milestone in the development of modern architecture, it was designed by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld...

The Rietveld Schröder House is a milestone in the development of modern architecture, it was designed by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in the principles of De Stijl, a famous Dutch art movement. The art and architecture of De Stijl would strongly influence the Bauhaus Style and the International Style of architecture worldwide. The International Style is also known as the Modern Movement. The Rietveld Schröder House became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

  1. Rietveld Schröder House - The Rietveld Schröder House is a milestone in the development of modern architecture, it was designed by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld...

    The Rietveld Schröder House is a milestone in the development of modern architecture, it was designed by the Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in the principles of De Stijl, a famous Dutch art movement. The art and architecture of De Stijl would strongly influence the Bauhaus Style and the International Style of architecture worldwide. The International Style is also known as the Modern Movement. The Rietveld Schröder House became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

  2. Rietveld Schröder House - The Rietveld Schröder House was built in 1923-1924. The architect Gerrit Rietveld designed the house for Truus Schröder. He created...

    The Rietveld Schröder House was built in 1923-1924. The architect Gerrit Rietveld designed the house for Truus Schröder. He created the Rietveld Schröder House on his own design and the principles of De Stijl. The Rietveld Schröder House is one of the best known examples of the De Stijl architecture. Other famous artists of the movement De Stijl (The Style) were Piet Mondriaan and Theo van Doesburg.

  3. Rietveld Schröder House - Rietveld Schröder House: The wooden bench was designed as an integral part of the façade. The ground floor comprises rooms such as a...

    Rietveld Schröder House: The wooden bench was designed as an integral part of the façade. The ground floor comprises rooms such as a kitchen / dining / living room, a reading room, a studio, a servants' room and a storage room. The studio was used by Gerrit Rietveld between 1924 and 1933. The Rietveld Schröder House is situated at the Prins Hendriklaan 50 in Utrecht, a large city in the central part of the Netherlands.

  4. Rietveld Schröder House - Rietveld Schröder House: The colours of the exterior walls are white and several shades of grey, the door and window frames are black, a...

    Rietveld Schröder House: The colours of the exterior walls are white and several shades of grey, the door and window frames are black, a number of elements are in the colours red, yellow and blue, the tprimary colours of De Stijl. The Rietveld Schröder House is the only building to have been realised completely according to the principles of De Stijl (The Style). The house was built as a small family home.

  5. Rietveld Schröder House - The Rietveld Schröder House shares an exterior wall with the neighbouring house. The two-storey house was built on the outskirts Utrecht, a...

    The Rietveld Schröder House shares an exterior wall with the neighbouring house. The two-storey house was built on the outskirts Utrecht, a large city in the Netherlands. At the time the house was built, it was facing open field. Today, the house faces the slope of a motorway. The use of cameras is not allowed inside the house. The Rietveld Schröder House was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.   

  6. Rietveld Schröder House - Rietveld Schröder House: A detail of the front façade, the primary colours red, yellow and blue distinguished different spaces or...

    Rietveld Schröder House: A detail of the front façade, the primary colours red, yellow and blue distinguished different spaces or functions. The Rietveld Schröder House is considered an icon of the International Style, also known as the Modern Movement. The Rietveld Schröder House is a combination of art and function. The revolutionary design of the Rietvel Schröder House has inspired numerous architects worldwide.

  7. Rietveld Schröder House - The Rietveld Schröder House was designed and built as a family house. The large living area is situated...

    The Rietveld Schröder House was designed and built as a family house. The large living area is situated upstairs, the living area can be left open or subdivided in three bedrooms and a living room by a system of sliding panels. The large windows were unique to that time. The Rietveld Schröder House was designed by the architect Gerrit Rietveld, the house was his first design for an entire building and it became his most famous architectural work. 

  8. Rietveld Schröder House - The Rietveld Schröder House is made of reinforced concrete, brick and steel profiles. The doors, floors and window frames are...

    The Rietveld Schröder House is made of reinforced concrete, brick and steel profiles. The doors, floors and window frames are made of wood, the floors are supported by wooden beams. Truus Schröder lived in the Rietveld Schröder House until her death in 1985. Nowadays, the Rietveld Schröder House is a museum and open to visitors. The house can only be visited by guided tour. Booking in advance is a must.

  9. Rietveld Schröder House - A maquette of the Rietvel Schröder House, on display during the 100th anniversary of the Dutch art movement De stijl, in the Gemeente...

    A maquette of the Rietvel Schröder House, on display during the 100th anniversary of the Dutch art movement De stijl, in the Gemeente Museum Den Haag, the Hague. The Gemeente Museum Den Haag and the Centraal Museum Utrecht exhibits the architectural drawings and examples of furniture created by Gerrit Rietveld and other members of De Stijl, the Style.