The Amsterdam School


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The Amsterdam School is a style of architecture that arose from 1910 through about 1930 in the Netherlands. Buildings of the Amsterdam School are characterized by brick construction with complicated masonry with a rounded or organic appearance, relatively traditional massing, and the integration of an elaborate scheme of building elements inside and out: decorative masonry, art glass, wrought ironwork, spires or “ladder” windows (with horizontal bars), and integrated architectural sculpture. The aim was to create a total architectural experience, interior and exterior.
Het Schip (“The Ship”) is an apartment building in Amsterdam, built in the architectural style of the Amsterdam School.