Sunday, 26 October 2008

Looky Loos

Adolf Loos by Ralf Bock
Photography by Philippe Ruault

Adolf Loos (1870-1933) was an early-20th century Viennese architect known for his radical facades and for his writings. This volume reveals for the first time the sensuality of Loos’ interior designs, demonstrating that Loos was not an architect of the “white modern movement” but rather fought against it as he saw the work of purism move in the opposite direction of what he had envisioned. He believed in culture, comfort, intimacy and privacy, advocating the evolution of tradition and utility, rather than revolution and the permanent invention of formal design.

Villa Müller
Nad Hradním vodojemem 14
CZ 162 00 Prague 6 - Střešovice
Czech Republic

Adolf Loos 1930

My architecture is not conceived by drawings, but by spaces. I do not draw plans, facades or sections... For me, the ground floor, first floor do not exist... There are only interconnected continual spaces, rooms, halls, terraces... Each space needs a different height... These spaces are connected so that ascent and descent are not only unnoticeable, but at the same time functional.

studio international archive - Adolf Loos: the new vision

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Sir Fopling Flutter said...

Ornament is crime!

mamacita said...

Oh, how I love marble.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Culture, comfort, intimacy and privacy. Ah, yes.

Patricia Gray said...

Thanks for the look inside this book.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

God, that is elegant.

Diane said...

this is beautiful.