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The Rietveld Schröder House, also known as Schröder House, is a house designed by Gerrit Rietveld in Utrecht, Netherlands. It constructed for Mrs. Truus Schröder-Schräder and her three children in 1924. The style of the building is De Stijl – a Dutch artistic movement founded in 1917, also known as neoplasticism. The house used by Mrs. Schröder until 1985, and now it open for visit as a museum. On 2 December 2000, the house placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

“No one had ever looked at this little lane before this house was built here. There was a dirty crumbling wall with weeds growing in front of it. Over there was a small farm. It was a very rural spot, and this sort of fitted in. It was a deserted place, where anyone who wanted to pee just did it against this wall. It was a real piece of no-man’s-land. And we said, ‘Yes, this is just right, let’s build it here.’ And we took this plot of ground and made it into a place with a reality of its own. It didn’t matter what it was, so long as something was there, something clear. And that’s what it became. And that’s always been my main aim: to give to a yet unformed space, a certain meaning.” – Gerrit Rietveld. The Rietveld Schroder House.

The design is different from the other house. The facade of the building has several balconies and each component has its own form, position and color. It’s surfaces in white and the shades in grey, the window and the doorframes in black and a number of linear elements in primary colors. The color used to strengthen the plasticity of the facades.

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