We have all heard of Brussels and, however, we do not have a clear picture of this city: halfway between the capital of the European institutions and the base of operations for sightseeing tours (Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp …) Brussels has far more to offer for those who live there and have the opportunity to get to know it every day.
As an architect, and “adopted” Bruxellois for two years, I will try to tell you from my point of view, and through my “arquicomics” what this city is like. To this end, I propose to start this “presentation” of Brussels by its most characteristic element: the “maison bruxelloise”, a house typology apparently simple but which has consequences for the urban fabric, lifestyle, interior spaces, and density of this city.
eiza, architect and ilustrator
Bruselas, may 2015
Jaime Eizaguirre / eiza (A Coruña, 1980) is an architect and illustrator. For two years now he lives and works in Brussels, a city that he will discover us through this series of “arquicomics”: Brutselas.
Es dibujante y arquitecto, por la ETSA de Madrid. Ha participado con ilustraciones en diversas publicaciones y concursos desde pequeño. Desde 2005 trabaja como arquitecto con diversos estudios, donde a menudo utiliza sus dibujos a mano y sus cómics a la hora de presentar los proyectos. Actualmente vive y trabaja en Bruselas.