Façades of The Hague #76

Office building Casuariestraat corner Bleijenburg.

Built during the first half of the 1970s, it is a typical example of modernist property development architecture.

It is anonymous and simple in its concept, not designed for a certain public function, but as a skeleton to earn money with.

In spite of that there is a quaint kind of elegance in the façade with its regular relief-like vertical ribs.

It’s a pity the surface of the concrete has got a tan; originally whitish grey, now it is like essentialist modernity’s old age (also with the somehow very postmodern quasi-old fashioned lanterns, placed more recently on the pavement).

© Villa Next Door 2018

All pictures were taken in March 2017

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague from #72 onwards: https://villanextdoor2.wordpress.com/category/facades-of-the-hague/

 

Façades of The Hague #1 – 71: https://villanextdoor.wordpress.com/category/facades-of-the-hague/

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