Loos House - Vienna


The Looshaus is one of the most important works by Adolf Loos. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century. It is a large undecorated building, which seems to loom over Michaelerplatz. The tailor Goldman and Salatsch were looking for a new building, and since there was no competition, Loos took charge of the construction. Even though there were other plans, Loos decided to build a plain, unadorned front, much to the chagrin of not only the city council, but a large part of the Viennese population. They were so incensed that building work had to bes stopped in 1910. Loos was allowed to continue work in 1912, after agreeing to add some little bronze balconies. Even today, the Viennese call this building "" das augenbrauenlose Haus"", ‘The house without eyebrows’. You can see the Hofburg reflected in the exterior glass porches. Inside, the house is decorated with mirrors and mahogany, which was all designed by Loos and all of the furniture has little feet, so they aren’t damaged during cleaning!


Address : Michaelerplatz 3 1010 Vienna Austria

Subway : U Herrengasse

Bus : Stop: Michaelerplatz

Web : http://www.adolfloos.at

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