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Shake-hands Architecture, Housing Construction, Modernist

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February 1st 1894, Wormerveer, The Netherlands

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Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Herman Haan
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Willem van Tijen Change this

Change thisRotterdam, Netherlands
born 1894, Wormerveer
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Willem van Tijen ( Wormerveer, February 1, 1894 - Zandvoort, May 28, 1974 ) was a Dutch architect, one of the founders of social housing. He is one of the most important pioneers of national housing construction in the Netherlands. As architect he introduced the style of shake-hands architecture after the war; the marriage between stone and concrete.

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