Exhibition

ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses

Wed, 18.11.2020–Sun, 14.03.2021

MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

On the occasion of the 150th birthday of Adolf Loos (1870-1933)  the MAK is presenting an exhibition that has been developed in cooperation with the Albertina:  ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses. Throughout his life Loos applied himself to private and public housing. This exhibition focuses on private homes and presents design drawings, plans, photos, and models of his in most part luxuriously furnished single family houses, villas, and country houses. By way of contrast, the display will also include revolutionary social projects, such as buildings for the municipality of Vienna.

Program (8 Events)

Tue, 17.11.2020 6.00 pm
Openings of the exhibitions

VIENNA ART WEEK 2020 at the MAK

Antonia Rippel-Stefanska & ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
Thu, 19.11.2020 4.30 pm
In context of the VIENNA ART WEEK 2020

Dialogue Tour ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses

fully booked
Sat, 21.11.2020 4.00 pm
Sat, 28.11.2020 4.00 pm

Guided Tour ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses

Guided Tour ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
Guided Tour through the exhibition ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses

ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
One of the most important Austrian architects of the 20th century, Adolf Loos concentrated on designing residential buildings all his life. The exhibition focuses on private homes, though by way of contrast it also presents Loos’s most important social housing projects. Family homes, villas, and country houses, for the most part luxuriously furnished and designed for a middle-class clientele, are juxtaposed with revolutionary social projects such as those Loos designed for the municipality of Vienna. The exhibition also presents design drawings, plans, photographs, and models from the Albertina’s Adolf Loos Archive.  

REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is absolutely necessary.
 
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Please wear a mouth-nose protection (mnp) during guided tours. If you have not brought a mnp with you, you can purchase one for € 3 at the MAK Ticket Desk. The general protective measures for the museum visit also apply during the tour. Further information here
 
HEADPHONES
We kindly ask you to bring personal headphones (standard 3.5 mm connection) to the tours if possible. Alternatively, disposable headphones can be purchased for € 1 at the ticket office.
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
€ 3,50
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall

1459977553881
Sat, 05.12.2020 4.00 pm

Guided Tour ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses

Guided Tour ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
Guided Tour through the exhibition ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses

ADOLF LOOS: Private Houses
One of the most important Austrian architects of the 20th century, Adolf Loos concentrated on designing residential buildings all his life. The exhibition focuses on private homes, though by way of contrast it also presents Loos’s most important social housing projects. Family homes, villas, and country houses, for the most part luxuriously furnished and designed for a middle-class clientele, are juxtaposed with revolutionary social projects such as those Loos designed for the municipality of Vienna. The exhibition also presents design drawings, plans, photographs, and models from the Albertina’s Adolf Loos Archive.  

REGISTRATION
Limited number of participants: registration is absolutely necessary.
 
PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Please wear a mouth-nose protection (mnp) during guided tours. If you have not brought a mnp with you, you can purchase one for € 3 at the MAK Ticket Desk. The general protective measures for the museum visit also apply during the tour. Further information here
 
HEADPHONES
We kindly ask you to bring personal headphones (standard 3.5 mm connection) to the tours if possible. Alternatively, disposable headphones can be purchased for € 1 at the ticket office.
 
FEE FOR GUIDED TOUR 
€ 3,50
 
MEETING PLACE
MAK Columned Main Hall

1459977553881
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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, House for Hugo and Lilly Steiner, Vienna’s 13th district, St. Veitgasse 10, 1910
Model: Prof. Hans Puchhammer, TU Wien
© 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, Rufer House, Vienna, 13th district, view from the living hall into the dining room, 1922
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
 
Portrait of Adolf Loos, ca. 1929
Photo: © Trude Fleischmann
© ALBERTINA, Vienna

Adolf Loos, Haus Moller, Vienna, 18th district, stairway to the upper floor, 1930
Photo: © Martin Gerlach Jr., 1930
© 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, Duplex, Vienna’s 13th district, Werkbundsiedlung, Woinovichgasse 13, 15, 17, 19, façade, 1930–1932
Tracing paper, pencil
© 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 with a Wall,” sketches for a patent specification, 1921
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 and Heinrich Kulka, Duplex in the Werkbundsiedlung, Vienna’s 13th district, Woinovichgasse 13, 15, 17, 19, 1930–1932 
Model: Prof. Hans Puchhammer, TU Wien
 
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, 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, Villa Karma, Clarens (near Montreux), Switzerland, apartment details, 1903–1906 
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