Gunters and Meuser

DSC06501

I spotted this striking brick building on the Jordaan side of Prinsengracht, on the corner of Egelantiers. It was built in 1917 by architects Vorkink and Wormser for a hardware company and is very typical of the Amsterdam School of architecture. Although the  movement is considered to be part of international Expressionist architecture, there are features reminiscent of both Art Nouveau and Art Deco in their buildings.

Typical of Amsterdam School buildings it’s clad with brick and has distinctive “ladder windows” with horizontal bars and decorative ironwork features.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Gunters and Meuser

  1. I have been lucky enough to visit Amsterdam a few times over the past 5 years and I have photographed this building each time. It’s fascinating. Do you know much about the font used for the signage. I love it. regards Peet

    • Hi Peet. It is a distinctive building and stands out amongst it’s more traditional neighbours. I don’t know about the font. Seems quite unique. A cross between an Art Nouveau and Art Deco style, rather like the building itself and the Amsterdam School in general.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s