J.J.P. OUD, 1920-1923, Van Duylstraat 59-81 en Rösener Manzstraat 62-68, Rotterdam
Joh. van Bokkum
Half a block is all that survives today of the original eight housing blocks built here by Oud as City Architect. The rest of the block was added shortly after the war. Block IX of the Spangen housing (D019) served as a prototype for the project, though this time the inner courtyard gets a more lavish and successful treatment. The various blocks clearly show Oud advancing towards an anonymous, taut street elevation in which the individual dwelling is subordinated to the unity of the streetscape, a point driven home by the increasingly sculptural treatment of the corners.