Local Heart, Global Soul

March 10, 2013

At Least Part of This Building Managed to Jump Out of The Box…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

My regular readers will know that I’m a big fan of architectural  detail, especially in older buildings. On occasion, a modern building will take my fancy and draw  enough interest for me to want to take a photograph.

On the Laakkwartier  (pronounced “lark-quart-tier”) side of Hollands Spoor (train) Station, there is a building labelled on Google maps as  “Vestia Den Haag Zuid-Oost” that is located at Leeghwaterplein 45.

Yes, indeed most of it is what I call a ” square box” building of the type that I despise,  but part of it looks like it made a break over the fence of right angled conformity, straight sided boringness and featureless deign and actually started having a little fun once it leapt rather literally  “out of the box”.

I rather like the staircase-like part that ends in a ship’s bridge-like compartment…

…the helm of the organisation? or just a fancy stairwell?

I have no idea what sort of company inhabits this construction, but hopefully they exhibit  the creativity of the interesting side of the building and not the boringness of the rest.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)


  1. Certainly a fascinating piece of architecture

    Comment by kiwiskan — March 10, 2013 @ 1:50 am | Reply

  2. “Featureless deign” is a great phrase. Not only did they blast out of the box, but they did with a bright flash of color, too; it does look like a visual commentary against boring conformity.

    Comment by Luddy's Lens — March 10, 2013 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

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