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FOUNDATION FRISON HORTA, BRUSSELS

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Built in 1894, Foundation Frison Horta sits in the Middle of Rue Lebeau which skirts Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Gothic Mansions all around it, looking like a Neo-Renaissance Turret. It is a House of Nature & Light with Flora & Fauna Engulfing the whole House. It is the only Horta house in the Historical city centre of Brussels. It is exceptionally the only Horta house that is lived in and is also a Foundation- A Living Museum.

Maison Frison is the Only one of a kind house of Victor Horta that was Constructed for Double Function Maurice Frison (Lawyer of Court of Leopold II) office and living space.Foundation frison Has Continued the double function of Horta with Foundation museum activities and the living space making it an Exceptional Unique work of Victor Horta!

We are a Cultural Institution and Centre for Art, a Living Museum, an Organic and Alive Cultural Platform conveying the Heritage-Tale of Brussels to a Global Audience. It is a Historical Landmark which showcases the work of Horta with Original Furniture, Art Decorative, Murals and Frescos, Making it Lively as a Time Capsule Bringing Back the Soul of Horta in Full-Form through an Artistic Dialogue with Multidisciplinary Institutions and Museums. The House is seven meters wide, twenty-two meters deep and about twenty meters high with a Monumental Staircase Leading to the Seven Skies with Seven Floors.

The Staircase, usually considered a subsidiary element is the focal point. Gleaming and Hypnotic taking half the area of house and representing the triumphs of Horta’s Cardinal Principles. The Absolute unity of Structure and Decor is just as Heretical with Employment of such ‘Unsuitable’ Materials as Concrete and Iron to set off Marble, Stain Glass and Precious Hardwood. Iron Metamorphosed form work-horse into Butterfly Pilasters and Railings the Gilded Metal as delicate as Filigree twisted gaily into Configurations of the famous Curves and Counter Curve. Swirling, Interpenetrating spaces Lightening transparently with a huge Central skylight and Elegant little Sconces. The Furnishing are doubly related Echoing not only to each other but to the Fundamental composition of the house itself and its Ornamentation. Flooring is in Mosaic Embracing the whole staircase with Frescos, Typically Horta.

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