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van Roosmalen House (Antwerp, Belgium)

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[van Roosmalen House]

Flag hoisted over the van Roosmalen House - Image by Ivan Sache, 14 April 2001

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Flag of the van Roosmalen House

The booklet Villes d'Art en Flandres (Art Cities in Flanders), published in 2001 by the Tourism Bureau of Flanders, shows on p. 10-11 a picture of the van Roosmalen House, captioned "Modern architecture by Bob van Reeth".
The walls of the house are decorated with alternating horizontal black and white "stripes" of stone, and there is a flag hoisted over the house roof. The flag "reproduces" the wall pattern, being made of four horizontal black-white-black-white stripes. The flag shown on the picture is very damaged, so I have postulated a standard 2:3 proportion.

Ivan Sache, 14 April 2001

The house and the flag can be seen on the archINFORM website. The house was built in 1987-88, for Will van Roosmalen, designer and art collector, in Sint-Michielskai, near the Schelde river, in Antwerp.
The AWG ArchitektenWerkGroep (Architects Workgroup) got the Vth Charles Wilford-Award 1986 for projects for this design.

Jarig Bakker, 14 April 2001