Villa 1958

WSP06 Villa 1958
Name Villa 1958
Address Avenue de Tervueren 417
City/Neighborhood Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
  • Modern 50-60

Original use
  • Habitat

Year 1958
Architect(s) and/or artist(s)
  • Geysels Louis

Architect Louis Geysels designed this villa in 1958, year of the Brussels Universal Exhibition. The style of these 50-60 houses was also nicknamed "Spirou" in reference to the houses imagined by André Frankin in his comics.

It was a time of renewal in all areas; fashion, furniture, automobiles, were experiencing a period of optimistic creativity.

All the rigors of pre-war modernism were erased, to bring out new shapes, materials and colors.

This villa takes up the precepts of this new architecture, flat roof laid obliquely, white painted facade, varnished wood slats for walls or doors, and in this case, part of the building, placed on two columns, with a blind wall on the street side.

There are very few intact buildings from this creative era in Brussels, the style quickly went out of fashion, innovative materials did not stand the test of time, and private architecture quickly found its way back to banality.

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