Utrecht, The Netherlands
Architect: Gerrit Rietveld
The Schröder house is architectural apotheosis of the de stijl movement, which revelled in rectilinear shapes and planes, coupled with primary colours, plus black and white. Inside on the upper floor, the space is able to be almost endlessly reconfigured as walls can be moved around and retracted by hand. Rietveld designed the house for his client Truus Schröder-Schräder and later ended up living in it with her. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site open to the public.