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Transcript of looshaus

Goldman & Salatsch
"Looshaus" Adolf rejected the idea of decorative elements; he was a functionalist.

Rejection of the concept of "art" when applied to design of everyday use objects; distinguishing between the objects of everyday life and imaginative works of art. Adolf is Famous for: Adolf Loos belonged to the modernists which was against replacing Beaux-Arts eclecticism, that was during the 20th century.

He is considered to be the "father figure" of the 1920s Modern Movement. Adolf Loos Content The spaces of his buildings were composed according to Raumplan - architectural thought, embodying Loos' understanding of economy and functionality.

It rests on the stepped heights of the individual rooms according to their function and symbolic importance: Spatial Planning. It comprises five floors, houses in the upper four floors and commercial on the ground floor and mezzanine.

The two uses of the building were incompatible. That is why they decided to create two completely different parts and even opposed, juxtaposing one above the other without any continuity. The idea of designing Loos uses two separate buildings reaches the point where the commercial use of dark socket has its own auction ledge, as if the rest of the building was added later. Even in the interior, where users can access both services separately.

The huge interior spaces are related to different heights. Something that always aspired Loos projecting spaces not only in plans but in both section and elevation, thus making a great understanding of the three dimensions of space and not the two that are limited to the traditional designs.

Loos wanted to give all the flexibility of interior spaces, he opted for a structure of reinforced concrete. The reinforced concrete construction allows large lights and flexible interior space. Located on the Michaelerplatz in Vienna, 1909-11, it was originally an architectural competition.

The building consists of residential floors and a shop for tailoring firm "Goldman & Salatsch".

Upon its opening the building schoked Vienna's citizens, as it was build in an area were all buildings are historically oriented. People named it the "house with no eyebrows" and "monster house". Context The Epmeror who lived across the square was disgusted with its looks and ordered Loos to orenment the lower floors.

Loos's intenetion was to preserve Viennese tradition within a new modernist language.

This building marks a departure from historicism. Exterior Interior By: Adolf Loos Adolf saw the elimination of ornament as a cultural evolution, as it leads to abolition of waste of human labor.

In this Building: Only used decorations for the lower floors (belonging to the public) using a Tuscan Order faced with Marble. While stripping the upper appartement floors of any ornaments.
Follows the idea of "Spatial Planning" Concept
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