BUILDING TYPE HOUSING
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Westzeedijk 126-130, Rotterdam
PUBLICATIONS:Het Bouwbedrijf 1928 p. 175; Architectuur Rotterdam 1890-1945, 1991; H. Baaij, J. Oudenaarden - Monumenten uit Rotterdam, 1992; M. Beerman, F. van Burkom, F. Grijzenhout (red.) - Beeldengids van Nederland, Rotterdam 1994
There are 24 apartments in the complex, accessed by three entrances decorated with bronze doors with narrow stained glass windows, and a lobby containing marble figures of animals. The dwellings were designed as service flats with the appropriate facilities including a house cleaning service, a safe, guest rooms, delivery hatches, shoe cleaning and a meals service (every apartment has a dumbwaiter). Residential 'hotels' like this were prevalent in The Hague, and Lourijsen can indeed be assigned to the 'New Hague School' of architects.