Category Archives: Art-Deco

The interbellum: 1936

The year 1936 seems an easy one when it comes to finding buildings architects signatures displaying that year.



The Interbellum: 1930

During the Interbellum many houses in Brussels were built in Art Deco style.

In this post’s gallery the reader will find some gorgeous examples of art deco architecture expressed in the callygraphy of artchitects’ signatures (see signatures by P. Le Bon and by J. Rombaux)  or in the way the building year has been displayed.

I found the house by P. Le Bon very interesting and the engraving with his signatures most remarkable. I took a second picture showing the detail plum and the square. The callygraphy used is also amazing.

The two last pictures are about a house by architect A. Callewaert. Nice to see is that the street name appears in a stone engraving just above the architect’s signature.

The interbellum: 1932

This is an special entry for the year 1932. In that year the church of Saint Jean Baptiste (Molenbeek) was completed. It was designed by architect Diongre (see my post on 1927). This church is one of the 3 Brussels’ churches built in reinforced concrete.

I took the pictures after a guided tour of the church on the 2012 “Journée du Patrimoine” in the Brussels’ Region. It was the last guided tour of the day and I was the last visitor. I was the only one in the building, apart from the security staff.

As you will see this is a remarkable art-deco building.