maandag 23 april 2012

Amsterdam school

This two doors are part of a social housing project build in 1913/1914 at the Spaarndammerplantsoen in Amsterdam. Designed by architect M. de Klerk in the so called Amsterdam School and in reality a late form of Jugendstil or Art Nouveau with its own Dutch markings. The eye for details in brick laying and the woodwork is stunning and an art for itself.

Here a window around the corner. It were real craftsmen in those days.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. It's a pity that Amsterdam isn't around the corner. So much to see in older architecture

  2. I spotted the Art Nouveau even before I read your notes. Gorgeous artistic brickword, organic waveforms, breaking all the rules of bricklaying! The window image has a real natural and 'bone-like' design. Very Interesting architecture.

    Thanks for showing.

  3. Similar design concept in both, i like the indentation into the wall !

  4. I saw the Art Nouvewu influence immediately but it's still amazing to realize the building is almost 100 years old. Why can't we build buildings these days that can last 100 years?