“Right from the start, De Koninck’s built works and projects were widely publicised by the European architectural press. Images of his own residence and the Lenglet house soon did the rounds, sometimes being used in a polemical manner. because of their combination of rational character and visual power, these houses in Uccle were presented both implicitly and explicitly as an alternative to the kind of thing then being built in Belgium and France.”
Text by Jean-Louis Cohen, architect and professor of art history, at the architecture school of Parris-Villemain. Extract taken from the book “Louis Hermann De Koninck, Architect of Modern Times, published in 1989 by Maurice Culot and the Archives of Modern Architecture.