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Program

18 Jun 2020 - 30 Dec 2020

Adolf Loos / Pioneer of Modern Living

Adolf Loos – The man who put function above style, and became the most stylish of them all.

A series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Adolf Loos’ birth: streamed guided tours, debates, and a competition for children, all revealing the fabulous design and the innovative mind of Adolf Loos, a visionary in the field of modern living whose ideas deeply influenced the way we live today.

The project begins on 18 June 2020 at 5 pm with a live stream tour of the Winternitz Villa guided by Czech architect Adam Gebrian and broadcast within the Surprising Buildings show on Mall.tv, also part of the online version of the prestigious London Festival of Architecture.

On 23 July there will be an online tour of Adolf Loos' interior of the Bauer Chateau in Brno with Czech architect Lenka Štěpánková, followed on 20 August by the premiere of Adolf Loos' Interior Designs in Pilsen, an episode of Adam Gebrian’s Surprising Buildings TV show with English subtitles.

The Loos in Pilsen exhibition project organised in collaboration with the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the city of Pilsen will focus in October on the Loos' unparallel interior design for private apartments in Pilsen. A series of thematic lectures for a more professionally oriented audience will complement the whole project.

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ABOUT ADOLF LOOS (1870 - 1933)
Adolf Loos was one of the most influential European architects of the late 19th century and is noted for his literary discourse that foreshadowed the foundations of the entire modernist movement. Loos studied architecture in Liberec and Dresden and was influenced by his three-year stay in the United States (1893-96) where he was impressed by the innovative efficiency of American industrial buildings. He then lived in Vienna where he wrote many controversial essays, notably 'Ornament and Crime' in which he expounded a lack of ornament in architecture as a sign of spiritual strength. He developed the Raumplan, a method of arranging interior spaces, exemplified in Villa Muller and Villa Winternitz in Prague. As well as his private houses he is best known for his projects in Vienna such as the Goldmann & Salatsch building on Michaelerplatz, the Café Museum and the Karntner (American) Bar.




EVENTS


A LIVE STREAM TOUR OF ADOLF LOOS' VILLA WINTERNITZ
Thu 18 June 2020, 5 pm BST / Live stream via provided link
Facebook event
Architect Adam Gebrian will guide you through the recently restored 1932 Prague Villa Winternitz, the last project of Adolf Loos, the Czech-born pioneer of modern architecture, revealing a powerful architectural concept still influential today and the tumultuous history of the villa and its owners. More info

The video tour is now available on Mall.tv channel. Watch the highest quality broadcast on https://bit.ly/AdamGebrianWinternitz_MALLTV

 

A VIRTUAL VISIT OF ADOLF LOOS’ INTERIORS OF THE BAUER CHATEAU, BRNO
Thu 23 July 2020, 5 pm BST / Premiered on our FACEBOOK page and YOUTUBE channel
Facebook event
A virtual visit to the only example of Adolf Loos’ work in his hometown, Brno. The tour around the Bauer Chateau will be given by Lenka Štěpánková, an architect from the Brno Exhibition Centre where the Bauer Chateau is located. Built at the beginning of the 19th century, the interiors of the Chateau were remodelled by Adolf Loos in 1925. Loos's concept for the interior reveals a characteristic purism and simplicity, yet the influence of Classicism. More info


 

WORLD PREMIERE: ADOLF LOOS’ INTERIORS IN PILSEN WITH ADAM GEBRIAN + LIVE Q&A WITH MAGDALENA SOUKUPOVÁ
Thursday 20 August 2020 | Streamed on our Facebook page
5 pm BST - Adolf Loos’ Interiors in Pilsen / 5.20 pm BST - Live Q&A with Magdalena Soukupová
Facebook event
Join us for a virtual visit to the Adolf Loos interiors in Pilsen, part of the ‘Surprising Buildings’ TV Series. Architect Adam Gebrian will take you on a guided tour of the fascinating, yet still largely unknown interiors in Pilsen designed by Adolf Loos between 1907 and 1932: the Brummel House, the Vogel Apartment, the Kraus Apartment, the Hugo Semler Apartment and the Oscar Semler Apartment. More info

 

COMPETITION: CREATE A 3D CARD OF AN ADOLF LOOS VILLA AND WIN A PRIZE
8 September - 8 October 2020 | Deadline for entries: 8 October 2020
Become a designer as part of the Adolf Loos / Pioneer of Modern Living series and win an original Czech design product. Be creative by making a 3D card featuring one of the famous Adolf Loos villas, using a predesigned template by Tereza Hradílková of Porigami.cz. More info


 

 

 

 

 


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From: 18 Jun 2020
To: 30 Dec 2020

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