Art Deco apartment building by Diongre

FOR21 Art Deco apartment building by Diongre
Name Art Deco apartment building
Address Avenue Everard 55
City/Neighborhood Forest
Style(s)
  • Art Deco

Original use
  • Habitat

Year 1925
Architect(s) and/or artist(s)
  • Diongre Joseph

Small 4-storey building built in 1925 by Joseph Diongre for the entrepreneur J.B. Surkijn.

The facade, quite busy, is symmetrical in orange bricks alternating with hard and white stone.

Diongre liked to play with colors, to be noticed in the woodwork and stained glass windows.

The architect also alternated recessed and projecting volumes.

The two trapezoidal-shaped recessed entrance porches each house a beautiful front door and an octagonal-shaped window. (Originally the one on the left housed a carriage entrance).

The first floor has a central bay window and two symmetrical side windows.

An Anno 1925 vintage is carved into the entablatures above and below the first floor.

The second floor reverses the design, the bay windows are on the outside.

A large cornice tops the facade, overlooked by a blue slate attic.

The woodwork and stained glass windows have been preserved and are from the origin.

The whole is in good condition, but a “cleaning” would be welcome to restore its former glory.

FOR21 - Unless otherwise stated © www.admirable-facades.brussels for all photos

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