Façades of The Hague #35

Façade built in 1903 for 19th century stables with apartments, Casuariestraat.

A municipal monument, this is one of the least known and best preserved gems of Jugendstil design in town, not spoiled by a tasteless shop front or by revolting signs.

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All pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #34

L’Homme (Man),

by Lon Pennock (1945),

made and placed in 1973,

Florence Nightingaleweg near Leyweg,

next to the then brandnew and modernist Leyenburg Hospital,

it still stands shiny and moving as a monument for its time and an inspiration to the present.

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All pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #32

Late 19th century double villa, originally known as Duinaue (untranslatable name; left half of the building) and Benvenuta (Italian for welcome; right half), Badhuisweg, built near the coast as two chic hostels.

By the late 20th century it was a club and in the early 21st  century it was a sex club.

After that it became a night club, which was just closed down when these pictures were taken.

It reopened last year under a new name.

It was built as a very smart villa.

With the front windows walled up, it looks a bit uncouth these days and it probably won’t regain its old glory; i’m afraid its dilapidation won’t be stopped.

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All pictures were taken in March 2016.

 

Bertus Pieters

Façades of The Hague #28

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Apartment block Stadhouderslaan corner Lübeckstraat, early 1950s.

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Stadhouderslaan, the grand late 19th century avenue running from The Hague to Scheveningen harbour, was partly destroyed during WW II by the Germans for the Atlantic Wall, as was part of the infrastructure around it.

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The area was redesigned by architect Willem Dudok after the war and different architects designed blocks of flats.

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I’m not sure who was responsible for this particular one but its style is modernist with a touch of neoclassicism.

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All pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters