Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Geometric Architecture in Holland

Piet Mondrian was a Dutch artist best known for his paintings of black grids filled with the three primary colours of blue, red and yellow.

He was also responsible for the ‘De Stijl’ movement, influencing furniture design and architecture in Holland. This design for the Dutch Pavilion at a World Expo is pure Mondrian in 3D.the 'De Stijl' movement was heavily influenced by Mondrian in this design of an Expo pavilionEven today his influence on architecture remains, as seen in these geometric buildings in Amsterdam.
Geometric Architecture in Rotterdam, HollandGeometric architecture in Amsterdam, Holland Red & white geometric architecture on stilts atop a wharf overlooking the river in Amsterdam.
Red & white geometric architecture on stilts atop a wharf overlooking the river The best place to see examples of this architectural style is in Rotterdam, which was massively rebuilt after heavy German bombing almost obliterated the city in WW2.Geometric Architecture in Rotterdam, Holland De Stijl Style in the Netherlands Architecture Institute (Het Nieuwe Instituut) in Rotterdam, Holland Octagonal Shapes dominate this Geometric Architecture in Rotterdam, Holland Geometric Architecture in Rotterdam, HollandSign for the famous Cube House in Rotterdam.
Sign for the famous Cube Huis in RotterdamThe exterior of the Cube House.
The Cube Huis in Rotterdam, Holland Mondrian’s Geometric Paintings and the ‘De Stijl’ Movement

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8 responses to “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Geometric Architecture in Holland

    • I never managed to get inside any of the buildings but I was especially curious about Cube House; from the photos I saw it almost looked as if one lived suspended in space. Originally one of them was a pub but it had closed down by the time we were there. That would have been a fun experience!

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