Friday, March 11, 2011

08: Artistic Interpretation of Masterpiece

Rietveld Schröder House by Gerrit Rietveld
by Mani

The Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht was built in 1924 by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld for Mrs. Truus Schröder-Schräder and her three children. She commissioned the house to be designed preferably without walls. Rietveld worked side by side with Mrs. Truus Schroder-Schrader to create the house. He sketched the first possible design for the building; Schroder-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 Rietveld Schröder House constitutes both inside and outside a radical break with all architecture before it. The two-story house is situated in Utrecht, at the end of a terrace, but it makes no attempt to relate to its neighboring buildings. It faces a motorway built in the 1960s.
Rietveld wanted to construct the house out of concrete. It turned out that it would be too expensive to do that on such a small building. The foundations and the balconies were the only parts of the building that were made out of concrete. The walls were made of brick and plaster. The window frames and doors were made from wood as well as the floors, which were supported by wooden beams. To support the building, steel girders with wire mesh were used.
There was a movement named neoplasticism which is the combination of horizontal and vertical lines, including the primary colors which is Red, Blue, Yellow and also white and black.
The principle that I followed to make my model is unit to whole, its means that when u look at the plan of this house u will see that the whole unit divided to some smaller units, which are different sizes of squares,
So I try to show this in my model that each different type of sizes has different heights. And also I tried to show the vertical and horizontal lines in my model so that if u so see the model from different angles you can completely understand the concept, and the principle which had been used for this house.

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