Huis Schellekens – modernism in Turnhout

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Huis Schellekens

Jozef Schellekens

Turnhout, Steenweg op Mol 66

1936

 

Huis Schellekens (home Schellekens) is the house built in 1936 by Jozef Schellekens for himself and his family. Inspired by Dutch Modernism and  New Objectivity, it was not really accepted by the neighbours in Turnhout. For years it was covered in ivy to cover the architecture that was too modern for the area. In 2012 it was restored to its original shape and colours and made public.

 

 

The house is light and airy with large windows. By taking samples they tried to get back to the original colours in the rooms.

 

 

More information on: www.jozefschellekens.be.

 

 

Visits are organised with the help of AR-TUR and the grandson of Jozef Schellekens who is also an architect. (All the websites are in Dutch.) I’m one of the guides ;o)