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Gerrit Rietveld Architect

20th Century Dutch Architectural Practice, Holland – De Stijl member, The Netherlands

post updated 30 Mar 2021 ; 4 Jun 2017

Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht

Rietveld Schröder House, Utrecht, The Netherlands – Design Contest
Rietveld Schröder House Utrecht |
image courtesy of ICARCH
Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld
The famous Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld was not built in 1917, that is, 100 years ago, thus it is not its centennial. But being that arguably it is the most “De Stijl” house that was built, we feel that it would be appropriate to commemorate it on the occasion of De Stijl’s centennial.

Key Buildings by Gerrit Rietveld

Featured Buildings:

Schröder House, Utrecht, Holland
Date built: 1924
UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 2000)
Designed with owner Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck
Address: Prins Hendriklaan 50
Famous for its De Stijl orthogonal forms and colour scheme, and for its sliding walls (first floor).

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Date built: 1963-73 (finished posthumously)
Design: with Kisho Kurokawa architect
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
picture © Adrian Welch
Van Gogh Museum building
This art gallery is dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. The building is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South. It is close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw.

The building design was achieved with Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. The museum’s collection is the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world. The museum is the 2nd most visited museum in the Netherlands and one of the most popular in the world.

The gallery building was renovated in 1998 and 1999 by the Dutch architect Martien van Goor. An exhibition wing by the Japanese contemporary architect Kisho Kurokawa was added. The museum was closed for renovations for six months from late 2012.

More architecture information online re architect Gerrit Rietveld soon

Location: Utrecht, Holland, western Europe

Gerrit Rietveld Architect Practice Information

Architects studio was based in The Netherlands

Dutch Architects

Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
1888-1965 born and died in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dutch furniture designer and architect

De Stijl member from 1919

Nieuwe Zakelijkheid or Nieuwe Bouwen proponent from 1928

Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne member from 1928

Modern Dutch Furniture Designs

Key furniture designs:

Red and Blue Chair
Date: 1917

Zig-Zag chair
Date: 1934

Dutch Architecture
Hilversum Raadhuis
photo © Adrian Welch

Amstedam Architecture

Modern Architects : information on key 20th Century architecture studios

Dutch 20th Century Architecture

Celebrated 20th Century Dutch Architecture on e-architect:

Sanatorium Zonnestraal, Hilversum
Design: Jan Duiker with Bernard Bijvoet and Jan Gerko Wiebenga
Zonnestraal Sanatorium Hilversum
photo © Adrian Welch
Sanatorium Zonnestraal photographs

Architecture Studios

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