The Arthur Rogiers studio

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The Arthur Rogiers studio

In 1898, the architect Paul Hamesse, a student of Paul Hankar, designed this townhouse and studio for the painter Arthur Rogiers. In fact, Hamesse’s signature is still visible in the plinth course. The white brick façade displays red brick patterns and is in keeping with the geometric Art Nouveau style, although the graceful curves associated with its earlier aesthetic can be seen in the ironwork of the basement window and the letter box surround. The front door is surmounted by an oriel window, which in turn supports a balcony projecting from the right-hand side of the vast top-floor studio window. In 1908, the painter and writer Jules Potvin moved into the building. The house has undergone an exemplary restoration process carried out by its new owners, who were able to take full advantage of the existing spaces while retaining the original layouts. (Listed 08/08/1988)

Practical information

  • Rue Charles Quint/Keizer Karelstraat 103
    1000 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. from 10h00 to 16h00
      only accessible within the framework of the activities
    • M
      Schuman
    • B
      Chasseurs Ardennais/Ardense Jagers
    • B
      Luther
    • B
      Maelbeek/Maalbeek