Rietveld Schröder House World Heritage Site

House in the Dutch city of Utrecht built in 1924 by Gerrit Rietveld

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Rietveld Schröder House
Rietveld Schröderhuis
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The exterior of the Rietveld Schröder House
General information
Architectural styleDe Stijl
LocationUtrecht, Netherlands
Coordinates52°5′7″N 5°8′50″E / 52.08528°N 5.14722°E / 52.08528; 5.14722Coordinates: 52°5′7″N 5°8′50″E / 52.08528°N 5.14722°E / 52.08528; 5.14722
Completed1924 (1924)
Design and construction
ArchitectGerrit Rietveld
Official nameRietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)
TypeCultural
Criteriai, ii
Designated2000 (24th session)
Reference no.965
State PartyNetherlands
RegionEurope and North America

The Rietveld Schröder House (Dutch: Rietveld Schröderhuis) (also known as the Schröder House) in Utrecht (Prins Hendriklaan 50) was built in 1924 by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld for Mrs. Truus Schröder-Schräder[1] and her three children.

He commissioned the house to be designed preferably without walls. Both Rietveld and Schröder espoused progressive ideals that included "a fierce commitment to a new openness about relationships within their own families and to truth in their emotional lives. Bourgeois notions of respectability and propriety, with their emphasis on discipline, hierarchy, and containment would be eliminated through architectural design that countered each of these aspects in a conscious and systematic way."[2] Rietveld worked side by side with Schröder-Schräder to create the house. He sketched the first possible design for the building; Schröder-Schrader was not pleased. She envisioned a house that was free from association and could create a connection between the inside and outside. The house is one of the best known examples of De Stijl-architecture and arguably the only true De Stijl building. Mrs. Schröder lived in the house until her death in 1985. The house was restored by Bertus Mulder and now is a museum open for visits, run by the Centraal Museum. It is a listed monument since 1976[1] and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.[3]

  1. ^ a b "Rietveld Schröder huis (rijksmonument #18329)". Monumentenregister (in Dutch). Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
  2. ^ Friedman, Alice T. (2006). Women and the Making of the Modern House: A Social and Architectural History. New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 68–69.
  3. ^ "Rietveld Schröderhuis (Rietveld Schröder House)". World Heritage Centre. UNESCO. Retrieved 2007-05-06.

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