Dutch design

Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Yellow, Black, Blue and Grey, 1921. Netherlands. Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Mondrian is often seen as a serene artist, a monk who turned his back on life and was solely dedicated to his art. He took his art seriously, but his lifestyle was different. The painter Mark Rothko described him as the most sensual artist he had ever met. He enjoyed going out with girlfriends, was a big Beethoven and Boogie Woogie enthusiast and loved to dance.

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Erasmus University College (EUC)

In Rotterdam, the Erasmus University College (EUC) was put into use. The former central library at the Nieuwmarkt is restored by (designed by) Erick van Egeraat and transformed into a faculty building. Hidden elements are visible again and the atrium was fitted with a glass roof and walls.

Erick van Egeraat restored the building according to the principles of the UNESCO Venice Charter. The original decorations, sculptures and other elements that were hidden behind plaster walls and suspended ceilings have been restored to its former glory.

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Modern and old

made by Bennet Slater from Santiago, Chile. He draws about future and past, new from old, life from death and so on. using traditional methods like oil on wood and of course digital type, he plays with traditional dutch disciplines and modern western technology. Enjoy his work!

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Pretty Architecture presents: Glass houses S2E1

This open glass house doesn’t leave much to the imagination, but is sure to spark some creative thinking of your own! Netherlands architecture firm Hans van Heeswijk Architects designed this stunning glass wall house in Amsterdam, where the interior is always on display. (And if you value your privacy, this isn’t the place for you! But, it’s definitely worth a tour for the architecture lovers out there.) 

In fact, it’s the residence of Hans van Heeswijk, who wanted a spacious, light-filled place full of dramatic details to call “home.” Inside, this open concept home design welcomes you with a vast, open interior - an open-to-above living area punctuated with open staircases zigzagging their way up, and contemporary loft levels cutting across from one side to the other. 

At the center of the home, a “magic box” rises three storeys and is clad in wenge wood, housing storage closets, a bathroom every floor and a dumbwaiter. Topping off this contemporary design, a rooftop terrace overlooks the waterfront. Hans van Heeswijk Architects

via Arch Daily
photo credit: Imre Csany/Csany Studio

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