Hubertus House
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Architect Aldo van Eyck
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Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands   map
Date 1959 ?   timeline
Building Type multifamily housing
 Construction System steel and glass facade
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Dutch Structuralist Modern.
Notes A cheerful multicolored place for single parents and children
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Discussion Hubertus House Commentary

"Van Eyck's work lies in line with that important tradition of humanitarian modernism central to 20th century Dutch architecture. The 6-storey Hubertus House cannot be viewed in isolation, although its social success is clearly a result of the way its particular design was carried out. It is concerned with the spirit and the establishment of a comfortable scale for the building of this type and size—an open 'home' for single parents and their children—with the creation of a non-stressful environment, in a block that seems to say 'house'. Like so many of Van Eyck's schemes, it was a cooperative effort with contributions from Hannie van Eyck and Theo Bosch in particular."

— Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. p363.

Resources
Sources on Hubertus House

Howard Davis. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1702.029. PCD.2260.1012.1702.032. PCD.2260.1012.1702.031. PCD.2260.1012.1702.030.

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA 680.S517. exterior photos, p362. p363. — Available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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