Found project: Raw Aron Schuster Synagogue


    Project : Raw Aron Schuster Synagogue

    Architect : Elte, Harry

    Completion: 1928

    Locality : Amsterdam

    Country : Netherlands

    Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)

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    Description :

    The Amsterdam School architects began to use Wrightian ornamental motif in the 1920s. A few architects dug a bit deeper and began to explore, in built work, Wright’s basic ideas on spatial composition and the dematerialization of corners.

    Jacob Jantzen’s Jerusalem Church of 1929 had a counterpart in Harry Elte’s Obrechtplein synagogue of 1928. Both of these Amsterdam buildings derive fairly directly from Frank Lloyd Wright’s work.

    Buch, Joseph: A Century of Architecture in the Netherlands 1880–1990, NAI Publishers, p. 129.

    Ed. Heikki Nikkinen



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    Raw Aron Schuster Synagogue
    Raw Aron Schuster Synagogue
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski