Adolf Loos exhibition in RIBA
28.02.2011 / 17:44
Royal Institute of British Architects presents an exhibition of architect and designer Adolf Loos (1870-1933)
A season of events at RIBA celebrates the work and legacy of early Modernist architect Adolf Loos, exploring his influence on architecture and design in a series of interlinked exhibitions, displays and talks.
The exhibition focuses on Loos’ work in the Czech lands to show his less famous, but also significant, work in Prague, Pilsen and his birthplace of Brno, spanning his entire creative life from 1896 to 1933. It consists mainly of residential projects such as the iconic Villa Müller, as well as a number of apartments and interiors which Loos used to exhort his clients to ‘learn to dwell’. The exhibition also highlights the imaginative furnishings of his buildings, featuring drawings, models, original furniture and glass, never before seen in Britain.
The exhibition was launched by Harry Rich, the RIBA’s Chief Executive, Czech Ambassador Michael Žantovský, Austrian Ambassador Emil Brix and Prague Municipal Museum Director Zuzana Strnadová. A live concert of the renowned jazz trio from Prague – Martin Kratochvíl, Tony Ackermann and Imram Musa Zangi - created a relaxed atmosphere at the opening.
The Adolf Loos Season in Riba is open from 24 February – 3 May, 2011.
Zleva: Dr.Irena Murray, Harry Rich, Michael Žantovský, Zuzana Strnadová, Emil Brix