Sonneveld House

Brinkman & Van der Vlugt

Located at one of the (north) entrances to Museumpark and near both the Chabot Museum and the Netherlands Architecture Institute, this modern villa has a basement with a studio, a first floor of living space with continuous ribbon windows along the facade, and a second floor with bedrooms. There is also a roof terrace. This house was designed for Albertus Sonneveld, one of the directors of the Van Nelle factory, a commercial work also by van der Vlugt, and much praised by le Corbusier. This villa has some parallels with the works of Le Corbusier. (See, for example, his Villa Savoye.)

Front facade


Left: Protected entrance; center: side; right: back

This house is currently managed by the Netherlands Architecture Institute.

Works Cited or Consulted: Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to the Netherlands 1900-2000. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2006.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Architecture Guide to Rotterdam. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2007.
Groenendijk, Paul and Piet Vollaard. Guide to Contemporary Architecture in the Netherlands. Rotterdam: Uitgeverij, 2004.

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