Gerrit Rietveld, House Max, Amersfoort, Netherlands, 1950-1952
Gerrit Rietveld, House Max, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 1950-1952. (view from google)
The villa is located in an extra urban area – very isolated, and the only volumes are a box and a local basement. The external volume is compact. The building is leaning on the ground: the coverage is flat and not practicable to use in others way, it is only housing. The cutting of the dwelling is dedicated for 2/3 users. For a gross area covered 260 square meters, the building has only one level above ground. The internal heights vary from the living area to the sleeping area (3.2/2 8 m). The units are environmental: entrance hall, lounge/dining room, kitchen, double bedroom, single bedroom, bathroom, utility room and garden. The housing unit is fixed with furniture such as cupboards, wall niches, wall units and movable dividers, designed by the same author. The supporting structure consists of pillars and beams which are perfectly integrated to the ceiling and walls. The windows and doors are traditional and lighting spreads to every room. The interior floors are mostly carpeted walls and ceilings are plastered and patterning: and the predominant color is white.
Alexandra Niedermayr, Alexandre Maurel, Martin Charachon, Sonja Schneider (March 2017)