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Rietveld Schröder House

Utrecht, Netherlands
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Rietveld Schröder House was built by Gerrit Rietveld in collaboration with his client Truus Schroder-Schrader a young widow who wanted a house preferably without walls she and her three young children.

The house is one of the best known examples of De Stijl. In 2000 it was included by UNESCO in the list of World Heritage. The house is on two floors and the roof is flat. The concrete and steel structure was filled with brick. The interior walls are also brick.

The location of the house was an important aspect of the project. The Rietveld-Schroder house occupied the last edge of the city from the east. The colors used in the interior and exterior of the house are one of the most surprising elements. The red, yellow and blue are used only to highlight certain linear elements, such as I-beams and some window and door frames.