House 'Little boat', Antwerp, Belgium, an Art-Nouveau experiment.

in #architecture3 years ago (edited)

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Walking around the fine Arts museum in Antwerp, Belgium, you'll find house 'Little boat'. An Art-Nouveau experiment by architect Frank Smet, that started in 1901 and builder P. Roeis.

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View on the Arts museum. Located in the Schilderstraat, paintersstreet.

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View on the streetside terras.

The architect and builder found their inspiration in the Moorish style, with the whole house meant to resemble a Moorish shoe.

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Originally a group of 3 Art-Nouveau buildings. One of the buildings was demolished in 1970, the remaining ones are now protected.

Builder P. Roeis, also a shipbuilder, was free to adding his influences working together with the architect,
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added the boat under the cornerterras.

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The Dutch name of the house is 'Bootje', little boat.

Thanks for having a look!