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23-jul.-2020 18:00

Virtual visit to Adolf Loos’ interior of the Bauer Chateau, Brno


A virtual visit to the only example of Adolf Loos’ work in his hometown, Brno. The tour around the Bauer Chateau will be given by Lenka Štěpánková, an architect from the Brno Exhibition Centre where the Bauer Chateau is located.


Built at the beginning of the 19th century, the interiors of the Chateau were remodelled by Adolf Loos in 1925. Part of the furniture of the upper floor, where the Bauer family lived, was designed by Adolf Loos. The interiors were complemented by inherited antiques and collections of art and ethnological objects gathered during  the travels of Viktor Bauer, a sugar company owner and a Loos’ contractor.

Loos conceptualized the offices and the library on the ground floor as representative social space. The furnishing of the room, called the Loos Hall to this day, began in the early 1920s, along with the other interiors. It is dominated by stone cladding with cipollino marble and built-in furniture. Despite not ever being completely finished, the interior remains an impressive showcase of Loos’ purism, combined with Classicist and Empire elements of the Chateau.  

The video will premiere at the Adolf Loos / Pioneer of Modern Living Facebook page on 23 July at 6pm CET.


Adolf Loos (1870 - 1933) 

Adolf Loos was one of the most influential European architects of the late 19th century and is noted for his literary discourse that foreshadowed the foundations of the entire modernist movement. Loos studied architecture in Liberec and Dresden and was influenced by his three-year stay in the United States (1893-96) where he was impressed by the innovative efficiency of American industrial buildings. He then lived in Vienna where he wrote many controversial essays, notably 'Ornament and Crime' in which he expounded a lack of ornament in architecture as a sign of spiritual strength. 

Lenka Štěpánková

The head architect of Brno Trade Fairs since 2003, Štěpánková also publishes on architecture and authored an exhibition on the Bauer Château history (available for visit at the Bauer Château from 16 July 2020). She is a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of Brno University of Technology (VUT).

The tour is part of a series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Adolf Loos’ birth by the Czech Centres and partners


Join in at Adolf Loos / Pioneer of Modern Living Facebook page on 23 July at 6pm CET.





23-jul.-2020 18:00

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