Chinese-inspired house

BRU25 Chinese-inspired house
Name Chinese-inspired house
Address Avenue Antoine Depage 5
Commune Brussels
  • Modernism
  • Regionalism

Original use
  • Habitat

Year 1930
  • Michel Walthère

Just in front of the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) buildings, this very atypical building, mixing art deco and orientalism, was designed by architect Michel Walthère for a Chinese products importer, Gabriel Van Wylick, then living in Hong -Kong.

The facade has many oriental elements, including the very typical "pagoda" roof in Chinese tiles, and openwork pieces in glazed ceramic which run through the facade at regular intervals, up to cornice height.

BRU25 - Unless otherwise stated © Admirable-facades-Brussels for all photos


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