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date: 22 November 2019

Berghoef, Johannes F.locked

(b Aalsmeer, Feb 14, 1903; d March 9, 1994).
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(b Aalsmeer, Feb 14, 1903; d March 9, 1994).

Dutch architect, theorist and teacher. He studied at the Technische Hogeschool, Delft, but began practising in Aalsmeer before completing his studies. His Muzenhof housing block (1938), Stadionweg, Amsterdam (for illustration see Delft school), which represents the traditional architecture of Holland, demonstrates his stylistic affinity with members of the Delft school. An article written in 1934 testified to his preference for regional architecture. The rebuilding (1930) of the flower auction house at Aalsmeer is among his best-known projects for its innovative wood construction. His prize-winning competition design (1937–42, unexecuted; with J. J. M. Vegter, 1906–82) for the Stadhuis, Amsterdam, sparked off the debate between supporters of the Delft school and the Functionalists. He also did many typological studies for ground-plans of houses. After World War II he worked on both traditional projects, such as the rebuilding of Middelburg, and Modernist ones, such as the introduction of the prefabricated Airey system. He and ...

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