Located in a peaceful street in Uccle, lined with rather classic houses, these two villas were designed by Ostend architect Paul Félix in 1952 and 53.
The owner and his architect faced a wall of incomprehension and categorical refusal from the municipal authorities, deeming the project "harmful to the architectural harmony of the district".
The owner went to the State Council and won. The icing on the cake was that in 1955 the project received the first mention at the Van de Ven Architecture Prize !
Villa Coël at n ° 5, is on one level, with cellars and garages in the basement.
Large slanted flat roof, and opposite slanted awning above the front door, bay windows, give this house true modernity of those years.
The second neighboring Pollefeyt villa uses the same criteria, but with an additional floor.
The two buildings have been well restaured and are a beautiful testimony of this creative architecture, and a break with ambient classicism.
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