I know Amsterdam School architecture is supposed to be whimsical and fantastical, but I can’t help but feel it’s massive weight when I walk through these neighborhoods. The monumental use of brick creates fortress-like facades that intimidate me more than inspire me.
Still, it’s unique, and I admire the cross-disciplinary approach to the style. It influenced typography, graphic design, architecture, furniture, fine arts…it was everywhere for a few decades.
More #AmsterdamSchool photos to follow.