From slums to Amsterdamse School

In a number of peepshow boxes at the Spaarndammerplantsoen, opposite the museum buildings, Amsterdamse School Museum het Schip will show the development of the ordinary Amsterdam interior, from slums to Amsterdamse School. The show will be open 24/7!
Museum Het Schip is located in the world famous workers palace from Michel de Klerk  in Amsterdam. The apartment building on the Spaarndammer-plantsoen by Michel de Klerk, which has been nicknamed Het Schip (the Ship), is renowned worldwide. The building resembles a bizarre art form. Its appearance is unconventional from all angles. The exterior exudes an air of festivity and consists of bright orange bricks, decked with minarets and other highlights. Designed in 1919, the building contains 102 dwellings for the working class, a small meeting hall and a post office. Visiting the museum is a true experience.
The Amsterdam School was a new movement with a lot of ideals about society..
The Amsterdam School originated as an association of friends and took over from the Amsterdam society of architects Architectura et Amicitia in 1916. Revolutionaries such as De Klerk, Kramer, Van der Mey, Staal, Gratama and Wijdeveld had ambitious political ideals. wendingen__small_edited.jpgThey explored new forms that reflected their vision of society. The time had come to abandon old shapes and to seek solutions that differed from Berlage's approach. While he had discontinued the traditional designs inspired by the past, his basic, straightforward style was indeed a dry alternative. Instead, the new Amsterdam School exuberantly conveyed the architecture's dynamics and structure, using vivid colours and materials and extensive ornaments. Much of this embellishment is dedicated to architecture's spatial role. Amsterdam School buildings determine and manipulate their surroundings, both outside and inside. They also tend to focus on characteristics of their context, such as elegant squares, secluded residential streets or idyllic outdoor areas.
Organisation: Museum het Schip
Location: Amsterdam, Spaarndammerplantsoen
Date and time: TBA
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