VAN WIJK-BSSR House 'International Style' 2008-2010
BSSR-House, Parkstad Heerlen, the Netherlands. An image that fits within the definitions developed by Henry Russell Hitchcock and Phillip Johnson in their landmark 1932 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the related publication 'The International Style'. Canonical examples of the International Style are the Dessau Bauhaus, Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, Mies van der Rohe's Tugendhat House and Richard Neutra's Lovell Health House. Additionally, lesser known work of this Style is Huib van Wijk's BSSR-House. Worldwide examples of International Style architecture is produced in the 1920s (Villa Savoye, 1928-1931) up to the present time (BSSR-House, 2008-2010).
The horizontal window: 'The window is one of the essential features of the house. Progress brings liberation. Reinforced concrete provides a revolution in the history of the window. Windows can run from one end of the facade to the other.'
International Style architecture has always been the epitome of exclusivity, luxury, elegance, style and extraordinary design.
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