Brussels Housing: Atlas of Residential Building Types (Hardcover)

Brussels Housing: Atlas of Residential Building Types By Gérald Ledent, Alessandro Porotto Cover Image

Brussels Housing: Atlas of Residential Building Types (Hardcover)

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Modern urban terraced houses or row
houses emerged in Europe from the 17th century onwards. Usually two to
three storeys high and with a garden at the back, they formed the
traditional urban block. In Brussels, this bourgeois form of housing
took on a particularly varied and inspiring form - including the
well-known Art Nouveau residences - and forms the DNA of the city to
this day. This publication analyses 100 selected examples illustrating
the emergence of the terraced house and its further development in other
forms of housing. The result is a broad panorama and a history of the
architecture and development of the city of Brussels with its
particularly heterogenous cityscape.


  • With a photo essay by the well-known Belgian photographer Maxime Delvaux
  • All plans have been drawn in standard scales especially for the publication
  • An atlas of exemplary historical and contemporary housing typologies

Product Details ISBN: 9783035625509
ISBN-10: 3035625506
Publisher: Birkhauser
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English