Gerrit Rietveld, Summer house in Breuklelerveen, the Netherlands, 1941
Gerrit Rietveld, Summer house in Breukelerveen, the Netherlands, from the year of 1941. (view in a google map)
On a site where land and water meet, Rietveld used traditional materials to build a house whose organic form, based on curves both in plan and roof, seems fused with its natural surroundings. The main material used is wood. Its interior betrays Rietveld’s love of the simple life. The living room is divided by an upper half-level of bedrooms on the south side into a tall dining space and, half hidden behind the fireplace, a low-ceilinged sitting area. There also are big opened windows every room, which allows the light to flood the house.
bibliographical references :
- Paul Groenendijk,Piet Vollaard, Gids voor moderne architectuur in Nederland, Tom 1;Tom 6