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Why Are Architects So Obsessed With Piet Mondrian?

09:30 - 1 April, 2018

In the 1920s, Dutch-born artist Piet Mondrian began painting his iconic black grids populated with shifting planes of primary colors. By moving beyond references to the world around him, his simplified language of lines and rectangles known as Neo Plasticism explored the dynamics of movement through color and form alone. Though his red, yellow and blue color-blocked canvases were important elements of the De Stijl movement in the early 1900s, almost a century later Mondrian’s abstractions still inspire architects across the globe.

But, what is it about these spatial explorations that have captivated artists and designers for so long?

Diagrams of the Rietveld Schroder House Reveal its Graphic and Geometric Brilliance

12:00 - 9 July, 2017
Diagrams of the Rietveld Schroder House Reveal its Graphic and Geometric Brilliance, Courtesy of Yun Frank Zhang
Courtesy of Yun Frank Zhang

As one of the most prominent examples of the De Stijl movement, the 1925 Rietveld Schroder House represents a radical moment in modern architecture. Categorized by refining components to their geometric forms and primary paint hues, characteristics of the movement are evident in the architect Gerrit Rietveld's approach to residential design. Located in Utrecht, the house experiments with modular elements such as collapsible walls that provide a transformable way of living that still influences design to this day.

Because of its significance, the Schroder House has been the subject of study for many architects, artists, and historians. Inspired by its revolutionary design, aspiring architect and visual artist Yun Frank Zhang created a series of analytical diagrams and an accompanying video in order to understand the functionality, dimensions, and programmatic elements of the house. Below is a sample of Zhang’s exploration.

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Video: Artist Animates 5 Iconic Modern Homes

00:00 - 29 July, 2014

Five of history's most iconic modern houses are re-created as illustrations in this two-minute video created by Matteo Muci. Set to the tune of cleverly timed, light-hearted music, the animation constructs the houses piece-by-piece on playful pastel backgrounds. The five homes featured in the short but sweet video are Le Courbusier's Villa Savoye, Gerrit Rietveld's Rietveld Schröder House, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, Philip Johnson's Glass House and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.

'Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space' Exhibition

11:00 - 27 May, 2012
Red-Blue Chair, Gerrit Rietveld, 1918/1923 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012, Photo: Andreas Sutterlin
Red-Blue Chair, Gerrit Rietveld, 1918/1923 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012, Photo: Andreas Sutterlin

Taking place now until September 16, 2012, the Vitra Design Museum is exhibiting “Gerrit Rietveld – The Revolution of Space”. The Dutchman Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) was one of the most important designers and architects of the 20th century. Today his work is primarily associated with his two most famous designs, which have become icons of modernism: the Red-Blue Chair (1918/1923) and the Rietveld-Schröder House (1924). But this exhibition shows that Rietveld’s oeuvre contains many more facets that deserve to be rediscovered. This is the first major retrospective on Gerrit Rietveld to be presented to the German-speaking public since 1996. Comprising around 320 objects – including furniture, models, paintings, photographs, films and approximately 100 original drawings and plans – it offers a comprehensive overview of the Dutch designer’s work. For more information on the exhibition, please visit here.

AD Classics: AD Classics: Vincent van Gogh Museum / Gerrit Rietveld

00:00 - 5 August, 2011
AD Classics: AD Classics: Vincent van Gogh Museum / Gerrit Rietveld

Gerrit Rietveld: Born June 24, 1888

12:30 - 24 June, 2011

Designed in 1924 in collaboration with the house owner Truus Schröder-Schräder, the Rietveld Schröder House continues to impress architects and interior designers with its innovative solutions to prominent design questions of its time (see our AD Classics about it).

AD Classics: Rietveld Schroder House / Gerrit Rietveld

00:00 - 29 December, 2010
AD Classics: Rietveld Schroder House / Gerrit Rietveld, © wikimedia commons
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Architect

    Gerrit Rietveld
  • References

    Galinsky, Ida Van Zijl, Gerrit Rietveld, UNESCO
  • Project Year

    1925
  • Photographs

Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld

00:00 - 14 October, 2010
Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld

Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld Rietveld Pavilion at the Kröller-Müller Sculpture Garden / Gerrit Rietveld + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kröller-Müller Museum, Het Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe, Houtkampweg 6, 6731 AW Otterlo, The Netherlands
  • Architect

    Gerrit Rietveld
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