Supermodern 1920’s Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht is a Simple, Elegant and Completely Transformable Home

by , 11/02/12

Rietveld Schröderhuis, Utrech, The Netherlands, Ana Lisa Alperovich, Piet Mondrian, Mrs. Truus Schröder-Schräder, Gerrit Rietveld, De Stijl's, Piet Mondrian, Red and Blue Chair, Dutch design, minimalistic, museum, UNESCO, opo-up furniture, sliding walls, cork floor, natural light, modern architecture, Architecture, Daylighting, Transforming Furniture

To make this classic adaptable home, Rietveld worked side by side with Mrs. Schroder trying to please her and her notions of living without walls and having a strong inside-outside connection. The only building ever designed to follow the basis of De Stijl movement—made famous by Piet Mondrian—the Rietveld Schröderhuis is visually very simple with its use of primary colors and geometric shapes. The outside-inside boundaries seem to blur, thanks to its many windows that open up completely to welcome nature indoors.

The simple and straightforward house was made using long-lasting, affordable and standard materials like concrete, glass and wood, with floors made from rubber and even some small cork areas in the bedrooms, for standing when getting out of bed. A doorbell and a long horizontal window that only open a small area to receive the post straight to the working desk inside. A Zig Zag chair was used to sitting at the kitchen’s table while functional glazed food cabinets have been painted black only where they would get dirty.

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