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Institut Royal pour Sourds Muets et Aveugles

Institut Royal pour Sourds Muets et Aveugles

Posted 25 October 2009 | By | Categories: Architecture | No Comments

Now classified as a protected monument the Institut Royal pour Sourds Muets et Aveugles de Woluwé Saint Lambert was Built in Neo-Gothic Style around 1878 and has served as a  school for the Hearing and Visually Impaired ever since. It is located at 278-284 Avenue Georges Henri , Woluwe-Saint-Lambert 1200. Location of the Institut Royal […]

Hotel Ravenstein

Hotel Ravenstein

Posted 15 March 2009 | By | Categories: Architecture | 4 Comments

The Former de Cleves-Ravenstein Mansion also commonly known as Hotel Ravenstein is the last standing example of the aristocratic mansions built between the end of the XV century and the beginning of the XVI century. This brick and sandstone building of late Brabant Gothic style was originally part of a vast building complex, divided and […]

La maison des chats

Posted 13 September 2008 | By | Categories: Architecture | 4 Comments

La maison des chats or what would be translated into English as The House of Cats is a Flemish Neo-Renaissance building that won a first prize at the facade Contest organized by the City between 1872 and 1876 in the context of laying out the new Center boulevards. Designed according to the project of H. […]

Colonial Belgian Architecture

Posted 18 June 2008 | By | Categories: Architecture | No Comments

A few places in the center of Brussels still have remnants it’s colonial times and display Art inspired by the vegetation and animal life of the once Belgian Congo, The most recurrent theme is the banana. As seen here on top of a building at 75 rue Antoine Dansaert The building was erected in 1927 […]

Atomium Expo 58

Posted 21 May 2008 | By | Categories: Architecture | 6 Comments

On April 17th 1958, under a grey sky, Expo 58 opens its doors to visitors for a period of six months. By staging this prestigious exhibition, Belgium wants to show its know-how in such varied fields as atomic energy, metallurgy, urbanism and transport. The Atomium, spectacular symbol of the atomic age is the sole survivor […]

Maison de la Bellone

Posted 01 March 2008 | By | Categories: Architecture | No Comments

The prestigious Maison de la Bellone or “la maison de derrière” as they used call it in Brussels (translated into the “house at the back”) cannot be seen from the street. It can be found in a inner courtyard located at 46 rue de Flandre where it’s protected from the elements under a glass roofing. […]

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