1870 (Brno, Czech Republic) - 1933 (Kalksburg, Austria)
The architect and theorist Adolf Loos was the subject of reviews published in this magazine in 2018, with write-ups on the book about his trial for pedophilia, on the facsimile of Das Andere, and on the exhibition held at the CaixaForum centers of Ba
Now on view at Madrid’s Caixaforum, the exhibition focuses on the treatment that the Viennese architect Adolf Loos applied to interior spaces.
The Loos enigma begins to unravel. A new generation of historians is throwing light on the darkest corners of an architect who half a century ago was famously described by Nikolaus Pevsner as ‘a mystery.’ The reprinting and translation in English of
The age of iconic architecture seems to have ended: it is time for the discipline to recover its links with the necessary as well as its capacity to solve problems.
If the city fades away in indistinct territory, and if landscape only survives through simulation, the human body reproduces the stages of that journey through the dissolution of the naked body in a virtual crowd, the fleeing of the figure towards th
In contrast with the fatal fantasy of the cybernetic body, the stark organic materiality of human existence imposes itself with abrupt gravitas. The conscience of the body in the extreme experience of pain or pleasure finds an echo in the heightened
Architecture validates fashion, but fashion also validates architecture. Georges Rech or Louis Vuitton endorse and are endorsed by the aluminum warps of the Pompidou restaurant, providing an exact example of the synergies of design: stark works as th
«Loos asegura que busca la verdad...; pero, como es bien sabido, la búsqueda de la verdad no es necesariamente lineal y sobre todo no se traduce en un oficio. (...) Precisamente porque la idea de arquitectura es única... porque sólo unas cuantas inno
¿Qué hacen Peter Altenberg y Adolf Loos paseando por un Chicago soñado? Félix, la criatura de Messmer y Sullivan, vigila en la noche de luna llena. Es un recuerdo y un pequeño homenaje a Italo Calvino, el escritor de ciudades imaginadas, tomado de lo
Despite the Esprit Nouveau’s enthusiasm for Loos’s ideas, in fact Le Corbusier and the Viennese master would in time grow apart. Their initial coincidence arose from their mutual distaste toward the Jugendstil. But their disagreements were centered o