As the twentieth century progressed, the inhabitants of Brussels progressively lost their attachment to individual houses and began to enjoy the apartment lifestyle, encouraged by the 1928 co-ownership law and the social upheavals of the time. This change has had a profound effect on the city, its architecture and lifestyles. The Ixelles Ponds district offers a remarkable panorama of some of the best twentieth-century buildings in Brussels, from Art Nouveau via Art Deco to Modernism.
Brussels is Art Nouveau
The Ixelles Ponds, from town house to apartment building directions_walk