- Category : Building-Trades-Architect-Planner
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (5,18,22,28,34,35,46,54)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 4
- Birth Year: 1889
- Birthday: 14. December
- Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Category: Building-Trades-Architect-Planner
- Profile: 1-3
- Type: Emotional Generator
- Inc.Cross: Eden 4
- Definition: Double Split - Small (5,18,22,28,34,35,46,54)
- Variables: BRL-MRR
- 2057 The Brain Wave
- 1020 Awakening
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- 1057 Perfected Form
Bernard Bijvoet (born December 14, 1889 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; † 27 December 1979 in Haarlem, The Netherlands) was a Dutch architect who became famous in the application of the principles of the new style and new objectivity.
Bijvoet father was the Amsterdam paint manufacturer William Frederik Bijvoet, his younger brother was the chemist John Martin Bijvoet. He attended public high school (HBS) began in 1908 and graduated from the Technical University of Delft where he met the year comrades January Duiker. Both completed their studies in 1913 and worked for several years in the office of Professor Henri Evers, although they had different ideas about his designs for the construction of the town hall (stadhuis) in Rotterdam.
Which opened in 1916 Bijvoet and Duiker her own architectural firm in Zandvoort. They won a competition to design a retirement home in Alkmaar, Karen De Huizen. In addition, they designed, among other things Villadorp Kikjduin (1922-1923), a residential building in Aalsmeer and a drugstore in Zandvoort. Her designs for the Tribune Tower in Chicago, Illinois, USA and the headquarters of the League of Nations in Geneva were not performed.
1925 announced Bijvoet to working with Duiker and went to Paris. There he entered the office of the French architect Pierre Chareau. With Chareau he designed the Maison de Verre, the house Dalsace in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, no. 31, Rue Saint-Guilleaume. He became very famous by the building and other buildings built in France, while his name in the home was not very well known.
After the death of duikers 1935 Bijvoet completed the design for the Grand Hotel Gooiland in Hilversum, however, remained in France. There he worked with architects such as Eugène Beaudouin (1898-1983) and Marcel Lods (1891-1978). During the Second World War, he moved to the countryside in the Dordogne. After the war he returned to the Netherlands and founded in Haarlem with the architect Gerard Holt an office. He designed, among other things, a house in Aerdenhout and along with Holt apartment block in Katwijk aan Zee, Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Haarlem and Velsen. In the 1950s he designed apartments in different areas of Amsterdam, specializing in the acoustics of theaters. It was created in collaboration with his partner Holt Theatre in Tilburg and Nijmegen, in the 1960s in Apeldoorn and in Tiel. In Amsterdam, an opera house should be built with an attached hotel tower in the Ferdinand Bolstraat in place of an old concert hall. The opera house was not built, the hotel tower of the Okura hotel chain was completed in the years 1968-1972 by the architect community Bijvoet, Holt, Yoshiro Taniguchi and Yozo Shibata.
Bijvoet was married twice. From the first marriage produced a daughter and a son.