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Jacqmain, André

C. Mierop

in Oxford Art Online

Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI:

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(b Brussels, Jan 15, 1921).

Belgian architect. He studied under Henri Lacoste (b 1885) at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (graduated 1944), where he learnt an independent style and a mid-20th-century eclecticism. His very first works, for example the house and studio (1955; in collaboration with Victor Mulpas), Brussels, of the sculptor Olivier Strebelle (b 1927) demonstrate his detachment from the functionalist sectarianism of the 1950s. A forerunner of Post-modernism, he distinguished himself by a very sophisticated treatment of volumes and forms, in which the rigour of execution and architectural intent often approach mannerism. Later works include the Urvater house (1960) and the headquarters (1963–7) of the Glaverbel company, both in Brussels; various university buildings (1962–72) at Liège and Louvain-la-Neuve; the Belgian Pavilion at Expo ’70 (1970), Osaka; and numerous blocks of offices and flats in Brussels and Antwerp.

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