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    Posted: 13 May 2019 at 12:20
About 100 years ago a new neighborhood was developed in Amsterdam. A group of architects developed houses in a new style 'De Amsterdamse School.' One of the buildings is 'Het Schip' (The Ship) by the Dutch architect Michel de Klerk. I visited the building last week and took some photos.
The whole building was renovated in the last years and restored in original colors. It consists of a block of houses with a large courtyard

#1 the building


#2 The school
An existing school had to be incorporated in the new building.
De Klerk incorporated it by making small changes to it, like dividing the windows.


#3
Embellishments were added to make the neighborhood attractive.


#4 The tower
De Klerk was a socialist. In the neighborhood, a church was built. In competition de Klerk added this tower to his building.
It is the most famous part of the building and THE example of the Amsterdamse School Architecture


#5 Gate
The gate gives entrance to the courtyard


#6 Entrance (former) Post Office


#7 Entrance post office


#8 Ticket window
All in original colors of the postal services


#9 Telephone boot
The sign above the door reads: 'TALK'


#10 former office
Currently used as a meeting room, with another phone booth in the corner


#11 Exterior details
The window of the post office


#12 Window
Windows were divided in five parts


#13 Below the tower


#14 Interior details: stairs


#15 Interior details: door


#16 street furniture
The architects interfered in public space and developed street furniture. They were part of the street view in Amsterdam till the 70s


This was just a pick of many photos I took.
Remarks of comments are more than welcome

All shots were taken wit A7riii with Sony 28mm, except #1 and #14 taken wit Sony 35mm.


Edited by Dopol - 13 May 2019 at 13:36
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Beautiful architecture (my favorite style) and well captured - TFS
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Domien, this is true remarkable architecture from a century ago.
Despite having studied architecture in the late 1960s De Amsterdamse School is not a movement that's familiar to me.
It seems to have some relation to other modern movements like Art Deco, the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow, Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, and Bauhaus in Weimar Germany, and is aesthetically very distinctive and pleasing.
When/if I ever get to visit the Netherlands once again, I will certainly look for examples of it - perhaps via a Dyxum Meeting??
You've captured the overall buildings and the details very well.
Hard to pick favourites, but for me the stand-outs are ##3, 6, 9, 11, 13 and 14 which convey the essence of the design so well.
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Originally posted by paso144 paso144 wrote:

Beautiful architecture (my favorite style) and well captured - TFS
Thanks Remko. It is one of my favorite architecture schools as well.

Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Domien, this is true remarkable architecture from a century ago.
Despite having studied architecture in the late 1960s De Amsterdamse School not a movement that's familiar to me.
Thanks Joe
The movement around the Amsterdamse School started in the late 19th century. Housing in large cities (particularly Amsterdam) was terrible. After some outbreaks of cholera and Typhus, the Dutch government decided that all cities with over 10.000 people had to develop and implement housing plans.
In Amsterdam, a group of architects combined their effort and founded the Amsterdamse School to answer this challenge. The architecture showed many details of contemporary art forms like Art deco and Jugen stiel. The architecture spread all over Amsterdam and everywhere are examples of it.
After the rest of the Netherlands followed. My own house is built in the same style (1933)
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Very nice series and story about the background to it Domien! Well captured the essence of this style.
Live the interior of the post office in particular.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2019 at 22:15
A beautiful set - with so much love for details!!

The interior shots in particular are wonderful! #9, but also #7 and #10 stand out for me. In terms of details #15 and #11 are my favorites.

Obviously the 28mm is a fine lens for both, interiors and details. I think it struggles a bit with the "exteriors" - or you had not enough space to distance yourself from the building. This would definitely be a reason for me to get the 21mm converter lens (or something even shorter)!

Thank you for sharing these unique views - a very fascinating piece of architecture, indeed!
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