October 2019

Documentary series on architects’ houses on BRUZZ

A collaboration between Linsy Raaffels of VUB Architectural Engineering and BRUZZ resulted in a documentary series on 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 aired on both the TV channel and website of BRUZZ on the 2nd of October, and a new episode will be released each Wednesday.


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 it 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 on the TV channel of BRUZZ after the Wednesday news of 6 PM or on their online playlist  according to the following broadcast schedule:

02 October        Gustave Strauven (1902, Brussels)
09 October        Luc Schuiten (1986, Schaarbeek)
16 October        Fernand Lefever (1913, Koekelberg)
23 October        Henri Draps (1931, Laken)
06 November    Willy Van der Meeren (1955, Tervuren)
20 November    Pierre Humblet (1960, Ukkel)
27 November    Simone Guillissen-Hoa (1965, Ukkel)
04 December     Victor Taelemans (1901, Brussels)
11 December     Fritz Seeldrayers (1900, Sint-Gillis)
18 December     Lucien Kroll (1962, Oudergem)