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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1917-1921 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Klerk, Michel de en_US 1917-1921 en_US 2014-12-18T18:12:22Z 2014-12-18T18:12:22Z 1917-1921 en_US
dc.identifier 252052 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 3057 en_US
dc.description Hembrugstraat facade, northwest corner end of the housing block; This five-storey building with 102 dwellings, a post office (2 storeys), a meeting hall for residents and the annexed school is the best example of what was termed a "worker's palace" in Amsterdam. There are 18 different floor plans for the units. In 1917 the housing association Eigen Haard commissioned de Klerk again for a block in the Spaarndammerbuurt neighborhood. A few years earlier a school had been built near the triangular site on Oostzannstraat and de Klerk was required to include it in the plan. At the apex of the triangle is the post office, resembling a huge piece of sculpture. De Klerk also designed the interior of the post office; the counters, seats and even telephone booth. At the center of the triangular block are private gardens and the school playground. It is not by chance that all the formal comparisons for the building, ranging from ship to locomotive, suggest, together with associations with movement and power, an organic entity with identifiable components. Today the Museum Het Schip is housed in the post office, with an extension in the school. Source: Casciato, Maristella, ed.; The Amsterdam School, Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 1996 (9064502463) (accessed 6/10/2014) en_US
dc.format.medium red and purple brick; black clay roof tiles; wood 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 Brick Expressionism en_US
dc.subject Amsterdam school en_US
dc.subject Twentieth century en_US
dc.subject Expressionist en_US
dc.title Het Schip en_US
dc.title.alternative The Ship en_US
dc.title.alternative Housing block with post office for Eigen Haard 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-TS-E08 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
vra.worktype post office en_US
dc.contributor.display Michel de Klerk (Dutch architect, 1884-1923) en_US

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