(b. 1878, Schaerbeek, d. 1919, Faverge)


Belgian architect and inventor. From 1896 to 1898, Strauven worked as a draftsman in the architectural office of Victor Horta, later joining the editorial staff of La Gerbe, a periodical for interior decoration and literature. Around 1900, he set up his own architectural practice, winning commissions for private houses, including one for the painter Saint-Cyr in Brussels (1903).

After 1907, he devoted more and more time to inventing and was hardly involved in architectural work.