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Old August 21st, 2013, 06:25 PM   #41
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Old August 21st, 2013, 07:10 PM   #42
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I think so too

Thread was getting derailed a bit. The thread started clearly to be about brick expressionism. I felt I had to kick it into the right direction.

Amsterdam is actually a kind of mecca of that kind of style. There were large city-expansions built in the '20's and 30's in that style (mostly not thát extravagant), so most is not in the citycentre. But all around can littler gems be found.

I actually have to hold myself back, because there are also a lot of details in natural stone, roof-tiles, terracotta and other stuff connected to the buildings.

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Old August 21st, 2013, 09:18 PM   #43
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Olympic stadium Amsterdam
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Bank 'De Bazel' in the Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam, some elements are inspired by the Indonesian colonies. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca...-subcategories


Another block in the same street


Hoofdweg Amsterdam

Pretty radical back in the days

A urinal!


A lot of sculptural work was done by one artist, Hildo Krop.


This is a bridge (Kramerbrug). There are quit some bridges like this in Amsterdam, mostly designed by Piet Kramer. If you ever visit Amsterdam, take notice of the bridges. Also in the centre, they have well crafted sculptures and the railings are of decorative ironwork.


This one though was done by H. de Meer
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The 'Belgium Monument' in Amersfoort in the Netherlands


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Old August 21st, 2013, 10:56 PM   #45
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 02:00 AM   #46
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This is some some great architecture! Amsterdam is indeed full of such a gems.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 04:20 AM   #47
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manaus in brazil is also building some buildings in brick style....

http://www.blogmarcossantos.com.br/2...o-fernandes-1/

são paulo, brazil also has a good example: pinacoteca museum

http://www.saopaulo.sp.gov.br/conhec...eus_pinacoteca
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 08:20 AM   #48
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I think so too

Thread was getting derailed a bit. The thread started clearly to be about brick expressionism. I felt I had to kick it into the right direction.

Amsterdam is actually a kind of mecca of that kind of style. There were large city-expansions built in the '20's and 30's in that style (mostly not thát extravagant), so most is not in the citycentre. But all around can littler gems be found.

I actually have to hold myself back, because there are also a lot of details in natural stone, roof-tiles, terracotta and other stuff connected to the buildings.
no fret, people need to clarify what exactly brick expressionism is i guess. i've always thought it was something like art deco, but with bricks and with more quirky/evocative forms. but it is really difficult to classify architecture styles with these exclusive terms and the small differences are not worth arguing over. however it is still important to define what brick expressionism is, because the term loses meaning if we do not. i think the minimum definition for something to be classified as brick expressionism is that it has to be built within a certain historical context (around the same time as art deco) which gives it certain styling cues, and obviously be made of brick.

expressionism just means an art style with forms that externalize internal feelings with a surreal or evocative aesthetic. i think this style just happened to evolve during the birth of modernism so it's got a certain iconoclasm and context to it that is very unique. working with primarily brick just forces the architect to embrace the materiality of his work in his design.





these buildings are arguably expressionistic and are made of brick, but i don't think it would be correct to call them examples of brick expressionism because they are detached from that historical context, even though they may be influenced by it.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:43 PM   #49
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No way, the thread starter was very clear about it. VITORIA MAN and now again Highcliff should not have posted those total irrelevant buildings. Some of them are actually totally uninteresting, in any perspective. I see no reason why someone would post them in any forum.

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I couldn't find a thread for Brick Expressionism - it is a style that comes predominantly from Northern Germany approx. between 1920-1940. It uses bricks to create intricate details.

If you spot buildings around your city or know of some more examples, post them here!

Below is a classic Brick Expressionist Building - Chile House by Fritz Hoeger:-
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Your right, it is indeed something a bit like art deco with more quirky forms and more use of brick.
If they only had a short look at the first post they could have known this is not the place to trow up random brick buildings. Also the fact that their pictures are a bit different then the already posted buildings should have been a hint to them.

I like the two buildings you posted. And I don't mind posting them because you posted them in the context of setting an example and making a point. But I hope other people take the little effort to read the text around them.
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Expressionism is the name of an architectural style. It's a period, not just the word expression or art. All pictures before yours, should at least hinted that it was about a certain kind of buildings.
How else should he have named the thread title? The first post was very clear that he wanted it to be about that style.

To be very technical, that last building is (Catalonian) art nouveau. That's a bit older, but since it's somewhat related it's still interesting.
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i know what expr. is , sorry if my pics have disturbed you , i wanted only to show other kind of brick architerture but may be in the wrong thr.
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Expressionism is the name of an architectural style. It's a period, not just the word expression or art. All pictures before yours, should at least hinted that it was about a certain kind of buildings.
How else should he have named the thread title? The first post was very clear that he wanted it to be about that style.

To be very technical, that last building is (Catalonian) art nouveau. That's a bit older, but since it's somewhat related it's still interesting.
its in cantabria
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Oh haha, your damn right one of the few Gaudi buildings that's not in Barcelona.

The typical art nouveau from the group active architects around Barcelona is sometimes actually called 'Catalonian modernism' so it's actually a piece of Catalonia in Cantabria
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Interesting thread. Didn't know that the Amsterdam school architecture is considered expressionist there, the bits I read about it were concerned mainly about its functional aspect in terms of social goals that it had to achieve. But with the examples posted I can see it's not a purely functional architecture at all.

Those two examples from Tallin (if I'm not wrong) are stunning, my favourites from the thread.
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expr.example in valencia (E)

or in madrid
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Hey Victoria Man, this is the brick expressionism style: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_Expressionism Please post only buildings that belong to this style. This is not a thread about modern brick architecture in general. Thanks!
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Interesting thread. Didn't know that the Amsterdam school architecture is considered expressionist there, the bits I read about it were concerned mainly about its functional aspect in terms of social goals that it had to achieve. But with the examples posted I can see it's not a purely functional architecture at all.

Those two examples from Tallin (if I'm not wrong) are stunning, my favourites from the thread.
There is indeed a strong social(ist) aspect behind a lot of it. That has to do with the influential socialist councilman Wibaut. The great cityexpansions were done to 'enlighten the working class'. I posted the most extreme examples I posted (De Dageraad and Het Schip) were indeed outrageous expensive housingblocks, but that comes from the that ideal that when the working class was surrounded by order an beauty (note that Amsterdam had a lot of horrible slums back then) it would have a educative effect on society. There can a lot of socialistic symbolism be found in the artworks. De Dageraad even had some kind of cooperation for the inhabitants, where they made and sold there own stuff.
My guess is that there's also architects who just did it for the new fashion.

The term is Amsterdam School comes from the fact that it all started in Amsterdam. There were the most expressive buildings built. And those functioned as an example for other architects. I think that's why the Dutch buildings have more curves then the German. The term is not always used correctly in the Netherlands, but that's just how history grew.

The style-period is rather diffuse anyway, some buildings tend to be more modernist, some traditional and some more classicist. It all depends a bit on the personal style of the architect and the environment he worked in.
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Hey Victoria Man, this is the brick expressionism style: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_Expressionism Please post only buildings that belong to this style. This is not a thread about modern brick architecture in general. Thanks!
That's a nice page. I had a lot of my pictures from the wiki commons.
Here's another great list of wiki images. Lets rock and roll:

A post full of buildings and details by architect Fritz Höger. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/C...itz_H%C3%B6ger
Sprinkenhof Hamburg

Reemtsma Cigarette Factory, Hamburg, architect: Fritz Höger

Fritz Höger, Hamburg Eppendorf lyzeum

A watertower.

Multiple buildings by Fritz Höger in hamburg. These blocks are monumental.
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Hans und Oskar Gerson collaborated with Höger on the Chilehaus and also built the Sprinkenhof and Meßberghof in that area.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/C...hof?uselang=de


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Also from the wikipedia page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_Expressionism
I never knew about this. The Böttcherstrasse in Bremen.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B6ttcherstrasse
It is a unique mixture of medieval street with historicizing architecture, expressionist work and open air artworks. Mostly built in 1922-1931
The supervisor was an artist so I think it might be more of an artistic fantasy then architecture. But then again, from the perspective of the ´new urbanism´ movement. I could be considered a genius piece of small-scale planning.




This is the entrance. Here you can see that it is strongly historistic. The artwork though tends towards the expressionist movement (the artscene with the same name)
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