Tag Archives: functionality

Helga (M.M.) Snel – Jeanne (J.P.Th) Dekkers

Helga Snel
Jeanne Dekkers

Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands, 1966
Venlo, Netherlands, 1953

Care and well being centre Tamarix
Developed for the Philadelphia Care Foundation
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

The care and well-being centre consists of social care homes and rental apartments. They are added to an existing neighbourhood in the town of Heerhugowaard, a town which since the late 1960s grew into a commuters’ town and today keeps on expanding with environmental-friendly building and living areas.

Judith Ledeboer

Judith Ledeboer

Almelo, Netherlands, 1901 · Hampshire, United Kingdom, 1990

Produced by Gordon Russell Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This is an excellent example of the so-called “Utility Furniture”, produced in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. Due to the lack of raw materials, functional and simple pieces were used.

Martta Martikainen-Ypyä

Martta Martikainen-Ypyä

Iisalmi, Finland, 1904 · Helsinki, Finland, 1992

Motor Battalion Barracks and Garage
Ministry of Defence, Helsinki, Finland

Functionality, durability and improved hygiene were the key issues sought by the Ministry of Defence of Finland in the 1930s. In that time, the building office employed about ten women.