Canal House, by Kollhoff
In Rotterdam a new building block has been finished by the German architect Hans Kollhoff. The design is based on the Dutch Canal Houses. He says.
Where did we saw this scaling again of the Dutch Canal House before? Yes, Philip Johnson finished the Nations Bank in Houston already in 1983. Mr. Johnson ones said he thought it was one his most beautiful buildings because of its well-proportioned setbacks.
Here iconography overlaps with pop-art and Post-Modernism. Rem Koolhaas scaled a villa-design into the Porto Concert Hall. Hans Kollhoff scales a 4-story Canal House into 20-story appartment towers.
Mirage.Studio7 thinks “Iconography is a cancer in the architecture world.” In the case of Kollhoff I tend to agree.