The first of a two-part series on Adolf Loos, “Residences” is the theme of this issue. Divided into four chronological chapters, it gives an understanding of the different techniques the architect used over the years in approaching each project’s site. From early urban residences and villas in natural surroundings, to the mature ‘Raumplan’ concept, Loos’s pursuit of economic efficiency and rationality is examined through his architectural spaces. Each project includes the relations and collaborators he worked with, as well as clear labelling on all drawings, in order to provide a basis for reference material. The issue is guest edited by Yoshio Sakurai, Tokyo University professor and an expert on Loos.
Introduction: Interpretation and Contemporaneity (Yoshio Sakurai)
Adolf Loos Chronology
Chapter 1: Early Urban Residences Villa Steiner Villa Stössl Villa Horner Scheu House Villa for Direktors of Sugar Factory Chapter 2: Residences in Natural Environment Villa for the Construction Manager of Schwazwaldschule I Country House for Prinz Sapieha Villa Paul Verdier Villa Spanner Khuner Country House Chapter 3: Raumplan Terrace Villa Villa Konstandt Samuel Bronner Palace Rufer House Country House for Medical Doctor H Stross Manor House Villa Alexander Moissi Villa von Simon Tristan Tzara House Villa Erwin Rosenberg Villa Plesch Josephine Baker House Villa Moller Chapter 4: The Period of Maturity in Raumplan Cubic House Bojko House House for One Family Villa Fleischner Villa Müller Villa Winternitz Mitzi Schnabl House Jordan House The Last House
Q&A about Loos
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