Stoclet Palace  

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The Palais Stoclet (French) or Stocletpaleis (Dutch) is a mansion built in Brussels, Belgium between 1905 and 1911 for client Adolphe Stoclet in the Avenue de Tervurenlaan. It was designed by architect Josef Hoffmann and is considered by many to be his masterpiece. It was constructed by the Wiener Werkst├Ątte or Viennese Workshop, roughly equivalent to the Arts and Crafts movement. Although the marble-clad facade is radically simplified and looks forward to Modernism, it contains commissioned paintings by Gustav Klimt in the dining room, four green figures at the top by sculptor Franz Metzner, and other craftwork inside the building. This integration of architects, artists, and artisans makes it an example of Gesamtkunstwerk, one of the defining characteristics of Jugendstil.

The mansion is still occupied by the Stoclet family and is not open to visitors.

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