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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1924 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas en_US 1924 en_US 2014-12-17T19:46:40Z 2014-12-17T19:46:40Z 1924 en_US
dc.identifier 251512 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 3093 en_US
dc.description Raking view of north facade showing balcony and small box window; In 1924, having reconstructed four buildings, Rietveld obtained his first comprehensive architectural commission. He designed a house for Mrs Truus (G. A.) Schröder-Schräder (1889-1985) in collaboration with her. Built on the outskirts of Utrecht, the Schröder House realized the architectural ideas of De Stijl for the first time. The exterior is built up of gray and white planar surfaces of varying sizes, which are combined with horizontal and vertical accents in primary colors and black, a technique known as Elementarism, which blurred the divide between external and internal space. In the interior the second floor can be divided from one area into six by the use of concertina (sliding) walls. The foundations, support pillars and the balconies were the only parts of the building that were made out of concrete; the rest is plaster over brick, with steel beams supporting roof and balcony. The window frames are actually wood, although painted black. The house was restored by Bertus Mulder and now is a museum. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Source: Grove Art Online; (accessed 8/1/2014) en_US
dc.format.medium concrete; steel; wood; brick; plaster en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject decorative arts en_US
dc.subject Housing en_US
dc.subject furniture design en_US
dc.subject built-in furniture en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.subject De Stijl en_US
dc.subject Modernist en_US
dc.title Schröder House en_US
dc.title.alternative Rietveld Schröderhuis en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-GRIE-RSH-B27 en_US
vra.culturalContext Dutch en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling), painting and painting techniques en_US
vra.worktype house en_US
dc.contributor.display Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (Dutch architect, 1888-1964) en_US

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