The Modern World During and After the World Wars, C. 1914–1960

Architecture and Design

What is Schroeder House?

Designed by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld (1888–1964), Schroeder House is an example of De Stijl architecture. In a way, Schroeder House (built in Utrecht in the Netherlands) is like a three-dimensional Mondrian painting with a geometric interior and exterior, a simplified color palette of neutral and primary colors, and specially designed furniture. The house also features large, rectangular windows and an open floor plan with sliding wall partitions, which emphasize horizontal and vertical lines. The design for Schroeder House inspired a style of architecture known as the International Style.


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