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Spaarndammerplantsoen (North)

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1913-1915 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Klerk, Michel de en_US 1913-1915 en_US 2014-12-17T20:10:13Z 2014-12-17T20:10:13Z 1913-1915 en_US
dc.identifier 251871 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 3055 en_US
dc.description Raking view of north facade, facing the park (Spaarndammerplansoen) from Oostzaanstraat (west end of the building); In 1914 de Klerk set up his own office and thereafter became known as an architect of working-class housing in Amsterdam. Between 1914 and 1920 three housing blocks were built around the Spaarndammerplantsoen. ("Plantsoen" translates as "plantation"; it is the name of the public park as well as street.) This, the first, was for the contractors Klaas Hille and G. Kamphuis. His development as an exuberant Expressionist is clearly apparent in these complexes, but his wish to give the inhabitants more comfort and space than was usual in working-class circles is also clear. The characteristically plastic treatment of the façades (which marked the Amsterdam School style) was preeminently suited to large continuous fronts. The long side (100 m) of this block faces the north side of the park; it is a "C" shaped block with 4 storeys and an attic. It originally had 16 units per floor, of three different types, with a shop at each corner of the ground floor, and an adjoining apartment for the shop keeper. The interior was renovated in the 1970's and now has fewer but larger units; one of the shops (on the east corner) was converted into an apartment. Source: Casciato, Maristella, ed.; The Amsterdam School, Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 1996 (9064502463) (accessed 6/6/2014) en_US
dc.format.medium red brick; wood; glass; terra cotta roof tile en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject City planning en_US
dc.subject social housing en_US
dc.subject public housing en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.subject Amsterdam school en_US
dc.subject Expressionist en_US
dc.title Spaarndammerplantsoen (North) en_US
dc.title.alternative Housing Block (North) at Spaarndammerplantsoen 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-MDK-SPAA-A08a en_US
vra.culturalContext Dutch en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype housing project en_US
vra.worktype apartment house en_US
dc.contributor.display Michel de Klerk (Dutch architect, 1884-1923) en_US

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