BUILDING TYPE HOUSING
ARCHITECTUURGIDS.NL / ARCHITECTUREGUIDE.NL
Henk van Schagen
PUBLICATIONS:Bouwkundig Weekblad 1960 p. 45; Bouw 1960 p. 95; Jaarboek 2005-2006
With much of Pendrecht due to be torn down or radically recast in the early 21st century, these units by contrast get a kid-glove renovation. Of particular interest are the head ends with their distinctive 'fish-bowls', large windows held in a concrete frame with rounded corners and set at an angle to the facade, adding momentum to the composition. Another eye-catching element is the vertical panel of sea-green vertical tiles framing each fish-bowl. The building's long sides are of brick enlivened with horizontal bands of concrete and balconies arranged in vertical strips up both sides.