建筑师 Sybold van Ravesteyn
设计师 Utrech Nijmegen Rotterdam
A little known modernist gem in Utrech has just opened to public; and about time, as the house of architect Sybold van Ravesteyn (1889-1983) represents a fascinating architectural exercise in the space between functionalist utility and neo-baroque fantasy.
Compared to the famous Schroder House, built by Gerrit Rietveld in 1924 and located just a few metres away, Dutch modernist Sybold van Ravesteyn’s home is still a relatively unknown example of European interwar architecture. Small, refined and surprising, the house has now launched as a museum, following extensive restoration this summer.
This simple brick structure with its curved walls and large circular window overlooking the street was built between 1932 and 1934. It demonstrates an arguably different approach to the modern architecture of its time and shows how modernist principles were used and occasionally regionally transformed during the 1930s, infusing strict rationalism with something more exuberant and fun.
This approach can also be seen as representative of Sybold van Ravesteyn‘s bold career. This prominent architect worked extensively for the Dutch railway system, designing train stations in Utrech (1936-1940), Rotterdam (1950-1957), Nijmegen (1954) as well as elsewhere across the country. During the 1930s, his austere formal language slowly changed in favour of organic curved forms, popular during that period.
But Ravesteyn went even further, using the decorative vocabulary of historical styles and integrating it into his modernist structures. Some of the most interesting examples of this symbiosis are his work for the Theater Kunstmin in Dordrecht (1938-1940) and Rotteram Zoo (1941). His own house in Utrecht, where he lived to the age of 92, is one of his first projects of this kind. It is an intimate example of an unorthodox stylistic fusion, closer perhaps to the work of Italian designer Carlo Mollino, than the more austere Dutch modern movement representatives of the time.
The house is equipped with several custom-designed elements and furnishing systems. The living room and study are located on the ground floor. This large, multifunctional space is organised around bespoke, built-in furniture, such as a cantilevered bar with curved glass shelves and expressive storage pieces. The ceiling is lined with glass to create a single, large illuminated panel. A colourful stairwell leads to the first floor, where three small bedrooms and a terrace are located.
The house is open to visitors by appointment, while also offers the option of overnight stay in one of the first floor bedrooms.
乌特里奇的一颗鲜为人知的现代主义瑰宝刚刚向公众开放;和关于时间，作为建筑师Sybold van Ravesteyn的房子(1889-1983)代表了一个迷人的建筑实践之间的空间实用主义和新巴洛克主义的幻想。
这种方法也可以看作是Sybold van Ravesteyn '的代表。大胆的职业。这位杰出的建筑师为荷兰人做过大量的工作铁路系统，鹿特丹Utrech(1936-1940)火车站设计(1950-1957)，奈梅亨(1954)以及全国其他地方。在20世纪30年代，他的严肃的正式语言慢慢地转向支持有机曲线形式，在那个时期很流行。