La Maison de Verre

IXE19 La Maison de Verre
Name La Maison de Verre
Address Rue Jules Lejeune 69
City/Neighborhood Ixelles
  • Rationalism

Original use
  • Habitat

Year 1936
Architect(s) and/or artist(s)
  • Michel Paul-Amaury

Very influenced by the new architectural rules of the 30s, just graduated from the Institut de La Cambre, young architect Paul-Amaury Michel designed this avant-garde house in 1935, this was his first achievement.

The front facade is made of glass bricks and a large bay window which illuminates the interior made up of a large duplex.

The rear fa├žade, which cannot be seen from the street, is made up of a high glass bricks wall, in order to preserve the occupants privacy.

Like a lot of buildings from that time, it had suffered time ravages. In 1997, it has been admirably restored and since then well maintained.

The house is an example of modernity, even more than 80 years after its conception.

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