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20-aug.-2020 18:00

World Premiere: Adolf Loos’ Interiors in Pilsen with Adam Gebrian

Join us for a virtual visit to the Adolf Loos interiors in Pilsen, part of the ‘Surprising Buildings’ TV Series. Architect Adam Gebrian will take you on a guided tour of the fascinating, yet still largely unknown interiors in Pilsen designed by Adolf Loos between 1907 and 1932; the Brummel House, the Vogel Apartment, the Kraus Apartment, the Hugo Semler Apartment and the Oscar Semler Apartment.

Followed by Q&A with Magdalena Soukupová (Adolf Loos Plzeň).

Ask your questions via https://www.sli.do/, using the hashtag #LoosPilsen

Adolf Loos (1870–1933) 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. He developed the Raumplan, a method of arranging interior spaces, exemplified in Villa Muller and Villa Winternitz in Prague. As well as his private houses he is best known for his projects in Vienna such as the Goldmann & Salatsch building on Michaelerplatz, the Café Museum and the Karntner (American) Bar.

Adam Gebrian is a Czech architect, theorist and promoter of architecture. A frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines such as Lidove noviny, Respekt, and Hospodarske noviny, he has hosted his own programme on Radio Wave since 2009 and is also one of the founders of the Centre for Architecture and Town planning in Prague (CAMP). He has presented his own show Gebrian versus for Stream.cz and since 2018 he has been presenting two shows dedicated to architecture; Surprising Buildings and Gebrian: PLUS/MINUS on Mall.tv. In 2015, he was awarded the “Architect of the Year” prize for his publishing and discussion activities raising awareness of architectural culture.

20 August 2020 at 6pm online at Adolf Loos / Pionner of Modern Living and Mall.tv.


The tour is part of a series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Adolf Loos’ birth by the Czech Centres and partners, with support by Czech MFA and CzechTourism.

More: Adolf Loos / Pioneer of Modern Living.


20-aug.-2020 18:00

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