Every month we will be looking at a new building for inspiration; for April we will be taking a look at the Schroder House.
Architect: Gerrit Rietveld
Client: Truss Schroder
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Known as the best example of De-Stijl Architecture it was built in 1924 for Mrs Schroder and her 3 children, she lived in this property until her death in 1985. The property underwent careful restoration by Bertus Mulder and is now a museum open to the public.
De Stijl Architecture, dutch for 'the style' was an artist movement in the Netherlands started in 1917 and continued to be present in Dutch design until 1931. The Style, utilise a simplification of the building form and an expression of horizontal and vertical plains. Materials were restricted to primary colours along with Black and White.
The Schroder House was listed as a national monument in 1976 and to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2000.