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Woningbouw Eigen Haard - Het Ship
Housing Eigen Haard - The Ship
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DESIGNER
 
 
Michel de Klerk

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DESCRIPTION
 
Michel de Klerk Het Schip AmsterdamHet Schip, finished in 1921, is the most renowned work of Amsterdam School architect Michel de Klerk. Above all Het Schip serves as piece the resistance of the social housing: it is a 'palace for the working class'. Extraordinary as well is the fact that the building block, originally assigned for by social housing coorporation Eigen Haard, is still in possession of that same housing coorporation. For this reason it still serves the same purpose as it was once built for.

Michel de Klerk the architect was also assigned to incorporate a post office in the building block. Today the interior of the post office is the only complete interior by Michel de Klerk which can be visited. The special location of the post office is where the museum opened in 2001.
Museum Het Schip is located in the building block which populary has gotten the nickname 'Het Schip' (The Ship).
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MATERIALS
 
brick

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Netherlands [Nederland]
Region
Noord-Holland
Town
Amsterdam
Neighborhoods
Westerpark
Address
Spaarndammerplantsoen 140 (Spaarndammerplantsoen, Zaanstraat, Oostzaanstraat)
 
 
Telephone
+31.(0)20.4750924
Website
E-mail
info@hetschip.nl
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Conference halls
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Architectural and design museums
Historic house museums
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Commercial buildings
Shops
Public buildings
Post offices
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1913 - 1917    
Realisation
1913 - 1921
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Maristella Casciato, "L'architetto e il dettaglio/Eigen Haard Housing", Domus 653, settembre/september 1984, pp. 22-25
Maristella Casciato, Wim de Wit, Le case Eigen Haard di De Klerk, Officina Edizioni, Roma 1984
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 498 499 [X. L'influenza internazionale di Wright]
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CLIENT
 
 
Eigen Haard - Gemeente Amsterdam
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Number
3 buildings
226 apartments
3 stores
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The name of the owner (Eigen Haard) is translate in  "One's Own Home".
First building: 1913/1915, 64 apartments (subsequently reduced to 48) and 2 stores
Second building: 1914/1918, 60 apartments (subsequently reduced to 43) and 1 store
Third building (The Ship): 1917/1921, 102 apartments (subsequently reduced to 82) , 1 post-office, 1 small building for meeting
In the complex there was, originally, a small post office, whose interior they were designs from same Michael de Klerk. Now in these rooms there is the “Museum Het Schip finds center, over de Amsterdamse School” (Museum Het Schip, on the School of Amsterdam).
 
 
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