The Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School (Dutch: Amsterdamse School) is a style of architecture that arose from 1910 through about 1930 in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam School movement is part of international Expressionist architecture, sometimes linked to German Brick Expressionism.

Once a year official historic sites and city monuments are open to the public in Amsterdam. Our dear friends P.G. and A.K. went to the “Open Heritage Days” in Amsterdam and took the pictures you see below. (Thakanks for sharing guyys!! xoxo Mimi)

(photocredits; Peter Graatsma)

The images are made in the Amsterdams Lyceum (designed by the Dutch Architect H.A.J. Baanders. The windows were painted by artist R.N. Roland Holst, 1918), Villa Lebbink at the Apollolaan (designed by the Dutch architect J.H. Mulder jr, 1927 ) and “The Grand Hotel“, a former convent and townhouse, also the place where former Dutch Queen Beatrix married the German Prince Claus Felix von Amsberg in 1966. (1661-1662, 1903-1905 en 1924-1926: A.R. Hulshoff en N. Lansdorp.)

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Building with Containers in the Black Forest

Building with Containers in the Black Forest

“London architect James Whitaker depict a proposal for a low-cost studio space in Germany comprising a cluster of shipping containers, which are arranged to direct sunlight into the interior at different times of day. Whitaker developed the concept in 2010 while working as a photographer, after he was approached by an advertising agency interested in building a workspace in the Black Forest near the town of Hechingen.” (via/read more dezeen)

Well we like that; pre-fab building which is nice to the eye……

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