The Maison Autrique is the very first striking building Victor Horta designed. It was built in 1893 and is as such a major part of Brussels' architectural heritage. The house marks an essential stage in the development of the greatest of Belgian architects and provides a better understanding of the birth of Art Nouveau. The scenography designed by Schuiten and Peeters makes this residence - as it once was - an outstanding house, simultaneously a tribute to the private architecture of Brussels and a gateway to an imaginary world.
The Autrique House, Victor Horta's first building of note, is of major importance in the architectural heritage of Brussels.