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A collaboration between Linsy Raaffels of the æ-lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and BRUZZ resulted in a documentary series of ten architects’ houses in the Brussels Capital Region, entitled ‘Het huis van de architect’. The series sheds light on both renowned and lesser known architects’ houses and each episode offers a unique view on one house and the experience of its current owner. The first episode revealed the house of Gustave Strauven (1902, Brussels) and premiered on both the TV channel and website of BRUZZ on the 2nd of October. The next episode will air tonight (October 9th) after the 6 o’clock news broadcast.
Watch here the first episode.
The series includes a broad range of houses with construction dates between 1900 and 1986, ranging in style from Art Nouveau to Modernism and even organic architecture. Some of the houses were already beautifully restored over the past few decades by their new owners, whether being an art historian or just someone with a heart for architecture. Other houses are on the verge of restoration today and are therefore recorded in the series prior to any intervention, showing the degraded state, yet highlighting the marvellous features. Yet, other houses are still inhabited by the architect himself or his/her children and thus remain virtually untouched until this day.
Discover all ten houses from Wednesday forward on both the TV channel and website of BRUZZ.be according to the following broadcast schedule:
October 9th: Luc Schuiten (1986, Schaarbeek)
October 16th: Fernand Lefever (1913, Koekelberg)
October 23rd: Henri Draps (1931, Laken)
November 6th: Willy Van der Meeren (1955, Tervuren)
November 20th: Pierre Humblet (1960, Ukkel)
November 27th: Simone Guillissen-Hoa (1965, Ukkel)
December 4th: Victor Taelemans (1901, Brussels)
December 11th: Fritz Seeldrayers (1900, Sint-Gillis)
December 18th: Lucien Kroll (1962, Oudergem)
The episodes will also be published online on the website of Bruzz.