Stefan Glerum Designs 60ft-high Stained Glass Facade in Amsterdam

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Dutch artist Stefan Glerum has an illustration style that lends perfectly to stained glass, his latest venture. In his traditional artwork, we can see the influence of Art Deco and Japanese woodblock prints, with figures drawn in bold lines against vibrantly colored backgrounds with unusual angles of view. His simple and flat way of drawing is also reminiscent of Bauhaus, Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, which he credits as his inspiration. Glerum most recently applied his design sensibility to the Polderweg in Amsterdam, a housing complex of 72 apartments and impressive 60 foot cathedral-high stained glass windows. His colorful window designs for the building, designed by Heren 5 Architects for Ymere, illustrate the social history of the site. There are references to the former Oostergasfabriek, a 19th century gas factory, the old swimming baths, and a former animal shelter, as well as personal stories from local people. Take a look at more photos of the project below, courtesy of the artist.

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