Michel de Klerk

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Michel de Klerk

Michel de Klerk (November 24, 1884, Amsterdam – November 24, 1923, Amsterdam) was a Dutch architect.

He was one of the founding architects of the movement Amsterdam School. Early in his career he worked for other architects, including Eduard Cuypers. Of his many outstanding designs, very few have actually been built. One of his finest completed buildings is 'Het Schip' (The Ship) in the Amsterdam district of Spaarndammerbuurt.

Amsterdam West[edit]

Eigen Haard (Own Hearth), working-class Socialist housing, consisting of three groups of buildings:

  • (1) Spaarndammerplantsoen, north side (1913–15)
  • (2) Spaarndammerplantsoen, south side (1915–16)
  • (3) Het Schip, Zaanstraat / Oostzaanstraat / Hembrugstraat (1917–20)

Amsterdam South[edit]

De Dageraad (The Dawn), working-class Socialist housing by Michel de Klerk and Piet Kramer (1920–23). The architectural contribution by Michel de Klerk is shown in this article. See also Piet Kramer.


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