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The article discusses the design and the construction of the first poured-concrete house in the Netherlands. Where did the idea originate, who developed it and who played a part in realizing the house? Both aesthetic and technical aspects are discussed. While the civil engineers H.J. Harms and George Small were responsible for the construction, the artist Herman Hana greatly influenced the exterior of the building. Hana probably showed the design to H.P. Berlage, who was himself very interested in this new construction technique and had written an article about pouring houses. Berlage...
The financial administration for the construction of the Utrecht Cathedral has never been thoroughly analysed in the context of its building history, even though the records of the building period of the transept and the no longer extant nave were preserved almost completely. There are relatively few accounts entries that reveal, without additional context, what materials were used for or what work was exactly done. In the end, however, there were enough clues to enable an almost complete reconstruction of the building chronology of both transept and nave of the ‘Dom’.
Immediately after the Second World War, the opposites of right and wrong strongly influenced the view of what happened in the architectural profession during the German occupation. In order to understand the reception of architecture and National Socialism in the post-war Netherlands, it is useful to trace how this image was formed. The Honour Council for Architecture and Applied Art, which was established after the Second World War in order to bring ‘wrong’ architects to justice, is a good point to start.
When the war ended, those architects could face various forms of justice,...