Antoine Pompe


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(1873–1980). Undersung Belgian architect. His Orthopaedic Clinic for Dr Van Neck, Brussels (1910), is a remarkable composition, with ventilation-shafts expressed externally. His low-cost housing projects (e.g. at Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Brussels (1922–6)) were sensitively designed and humane, and his private houses (e.g. in Floridalaan, Uccele, Brussels (1926–destroyed)) were always interesting. Opposed to the reductivist tendencies of Functionalism and International Modernism, he wrote a devastating polemic describing a man who had been disastrously redesigned by a Modernist architect.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Architecture.

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