1130. Talmastraat hoek Cooperatiestraat, Amsterdam.

Dear Lodewijk,

In 1920 Michel de Klerk and Piet L. Kramer, two of the leading architects of the Amsterdam School, received the commission to design the De Dageraad (The Dawn) housing district located in the Amsterdam's Oud-Zuid district. The complex was adjusted to the previous Berlage's town planning design and included 294 dwellings and 6 retail spaces. Angular street layout were introduced in this planning design to allow for a visually rich urban landscape. The most impressive features can be found on some street corners, especially at the corner of Takstraat and Burgemeester Tellegenstraat where projecting undulating planes create a fascinating and dynamic effect. The image of this vintage postcard shows the intersection of Talmastraat with Burgemeester Tellegenstraat seen on the right side of the image.


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