Exhibition

ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses

Tue, 08.12.2020–Sun, 14.03.2021

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

To mark his 150th birthday, the MAK is devoting an exhibition to Adolf Loos (1870–1933), one of the most important pioneers of modernism in architecture. 
 
The exhibition’s almost 100 design drawings, plans, photographs, and models from the Albertina’s Adolf Loos Archive examine both his planned and completed works and focus on his private residential buildings: single-family homes, villas, and country residences for a bourgeois, frequently Jewish, clientele—but also for artists and literary figures. As a contrast, important social projects such as housing for the Wiener Siedlungswerk cooperative, the municipality of Vienna, and the Austrian Werkbund are also presented.2

In designing his private residential buildings, Loos developed the concept of the Raumplan (lit.: “spatial plan”), in which the floors were not simply “layered” on top of each other. Instead, each room was given the height and dimensions necessary for its intended use.  Projects planned according to this system between 1903 and 1931, such as houses for Dadaist Tristan Tzara and singer-dancer Josephine Baker in Paris, master builder František Müller in Prague, and textile manufacturer Hans Moller in Vienna, still number among the world’s foremost private homes of the 20th-century. 
 
 
 
Guest Curator
Markus Kristan, Adolf Loos Archiv Albertina, Wien
 
Curator
Rainald Franz, Kustode MAK-Sammlung Glas und Keramik Curator, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection
 
Exhibition Design
Michael Embacher, Christoph Wirth
 
Graphic Design
Maria Anna Friedl
 
Exhibition Management
Mario Kojetinsky
 
Restaurators Albertina Wien
Letizia Fischer, Klaus Mohideen-Rubitzko
 

Program (4 Events)

Sun, 06.12.2020 3.00 pm

Filmscreening LOOS ORNAMENTAL

Filmscreening LOOS ORNAMENTAL
von Heinz Emigholz, 2008, Dauer: 72 Min.
 
Anhand von Notizheften und Skizzenbüchern sowie Analysen von Architekturen und Skulpturen zeigt der Film 27 noch existierende Bauwerke und Innenausstattungen von Adolf Loos. Seine offensive Wendung gegen eine ornamentale Verzierung von Gebäuden wurde zum architekturtheoretischen Streitfall.

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung ADOLF LOOS. Privathäuser.
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Media

Adolf Loos, House for Josephine Baker, Paris XVI, Avenue Bugeaud, France (project to convert and connect two existing houses), 1927 Model © ALBERTINA, Vienna
Adolf Loos, Haus Moller, Vienna, 18th district, stairway to the upper floor, 1930
Photo: © Martin Gerlach Jr., 1930
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, Moller House, Vienna, 18th district, street-facing façade, 1927/28
Photo: © Martin Gerlach Jr., 1930
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, Rufer House, Vienna, 13th district, view from the living hall into the dining room, 1922
Photo: © Martin Gerlach Jr., 1930
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, Rufer House, Vienna, 13th district, oblique view of the garden side, 1922
Photo: © Martin Gerlach Jr., 1930
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, Sketch of proposed development concept for the Gartenbau property, Vienna’s 1st district, Parkring, oblique sketch, 1917 
Tracing paper, pencil 
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, House for Tristan Tzara, Paris XVIII, Avenue Junot 15, France, floor plan submitted for review, 1st version, planned in 1925, built in 1926 
Tracing paper, pencil 
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, Villa Karma, Clarens (near Montreux), Switzerland, apartment details, 1903–1906 
Paper, pencil
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, Villa H. Konstandt, Olmütz (Olomouc), Czech Republic, Johannesgasse, folder with all floor plans, sections, elevations, ca. 1919
Draughtsman: Paul Engelmann 
Cardboard, India ink
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, Winarskyhof (now: Otto-Haas-Hof), Vienna’s 20th district, Durchlaufstraße, floor plans, sections, perspectival sketch, 1923 
Tracing paper, pencil 
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, House for Hans and Anny Moller, Vienna’s 18th district, Starkfriedgasse 19, axonometric view of the stairways, 1927 
Tracing paper, pencil 
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, “House with a Wall,” sketches for a patent specification, 1921
Paper, pencil 
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, Duplex, Vienna’s 13th district, Werkbundsiedlung, Woinovichgasse 13, 15, 17, 19, façade, 1930–1932
Tracing paper, pencil
© ALBERTINA, Vienna

Adolf Loos, House for Hugo and Lilly Steiner, Vienna’s 13th district, St. Veitgasse 10, 1910
Model: Prof. Hans Puchhammer, TU Wien
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, “House with a Wall,” Vienna (project for the settlement on the Heuberg in Vienna’s 17th district, Röntgengasse 138), 1921
Model: Prof. Hans Puchhammer, TU Wien
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos, House for Tristan Tzara, Paris XV, Avenue Junot, France, 1925/26
Model: Prof. Hans Puchhammer, TU Wien
© ALBERTINA, Vienna
 
Adolf Loos and Heinrich Kulka, Duplex in the Werkbundsiedlung, Vienna’s 13th district, Woinovichgasse 13, 15, 17, 19, 1930–1932 
Model: Prof. Hans Puchhammer, TU Wien
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
MAK Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
MAK Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
© MAK/Georg Mayer
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
MAK Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
© MAK/Georg Mayer
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
MAK Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
MAK Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
© MAK/Georg Mayer
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
MAK Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
© MAK/Georg Mayer
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
MAK Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
in the front: Adolf Loos, House for Josephine Baker, Paris XVI, Avenue Bugeaud, France (project to convert and connect two existing houses), 1927, Model
© MAK/Georg Mayer
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
MAK Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
Adolf Loos, House for Hugo and Lilly Steiner, Vienna’s 13th district, St. Veitgasse 10, 1910
Model: Prof. Hans Puchhammer, TU Wien
© MAK/Georg Mayer
MAK Exhibition View, 2020
ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
MAK Permanent Collection Contemporary Art
Artur Immanuel Löwental, Bust of Adolf Loos, 1910 (cast, prob. 1989)
© MAK/Georg Mayer
 
Portrait of Adolf Loos, ca. 1929
Photo: © Trude Fleischmann
© ALBERTINA, Vienna