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Jobert G.

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Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos

BIOGRAPHY

 Born December 10, 1870, Moravia, Austria-Hungary(Czech Republic)

 Died August 23, 1933, Kalksburg, near Vienna, Austria)

 Loos began studies at the Royal and Imperial State Technical College in Rechenberg, Bohemia
and then spent a year in the military.

 He attended the College of Technology in Dresden for three years, and later made his way to the
United States, where he worked as a mason, a floor-layer, and a dishwasher. While in the U.S. to
experience the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, he became impressed by the efficiency of
American architecture, and he came to admire the work of Louis Sullivan.

 By 1898, Loos had opened his own practice in Vienna and became friends with free-thinkers such
as philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, expressionist composer Arnold Schönberg, and satirist Karl
Kraus.

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE

 Modernist Architectural Style

DESIGN PROCESS

 Minimalist

 Equation of utility and beauty

DESIGN PHILOSPHY

 “SEARCH THE BEAUTY IN PURE FORM AND DONT ALLOW IT DEPEND ON


ORNAMENT”

FAMOUS WORKS

 Cafe Museum

 Villa Karma

 Goldman & Salatsch

 Moller House

 Steiner's House

Fast Facts: Adolf Loos

 Occupation: Architect and Theorist


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 Famous Writings: "Ornament & Crime" (1908); "Architecture" (1910)

 Famous Building: Steiner House

 Famous Quote: "The evolution of culture is synonymous with the removal of ornamentation from
objects of everyday use."

STEINER HOUSE

The Steiner house was designed for the painter Lilly Steiner and her husband Hugo. It is located in a
Vienna suburb where the planning regulations were strong enough to have a direct impact on the final
design. It was the architect’s Adolf Loos’ goal to maximize the space at his disposal without violating
the building regulations of suburban Vienna.

Sources: https://www.archdaily.com/576187/spotlight-adolf-loos

https://www.thoughtco.com/adolf-loos-architect-of-no-ornamentation-177859

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Adolf_Loos