Stoclet Palace
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Architect Josef Hoffmann
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Location Brussels, or Bruxelles, Belgium   map
Date 1905 to 1911   timeline
Building Type large house, palace
Climate temperate
Context urban
Style Early Modern
Notes cuboid masses with planar facades and contrasting edge detailing. Tall vertical window at main stair.
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Discussion Stoclet Palace Commentary

"The allusions to classicism, visible despite Hoffmann's conscious distortions, locks the building in an ordered and composed whole and places it in a world of lost archetypes: Roman, Flemish, Byzantine. In spite of its domestic forms the object is no longer recognizable in terms of type; located on the margins of a city largely composed of suburbs, more refined than anything most people are accustomed to, the Palais Stoclet, with its rarefied decorations and objets d'art, waits in its park for a silent crowd. Its sumptuous exterior, crowned by Metzner's sculptures, transforms it into an object with no other significance than an architectural one."

— Giuliano Gresleri. Josef Hoffmann. New York: Rizzoli, 1981. p60.

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Sources on Stoclet Palace

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. two exterior photos, p44. — Available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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