Adolf Loos

Entrance portico, Looshaus, Vienna
Adolf Loos 1870 - 1933 Architect and Modernist pioneer 

Image: © ORCH Chemollo / RIBA Library Photographs Collection


This online exhibition looks at the achievements of Adolf Loos, whose buildings and polemical writings, liberated from the accepted artistic conventions prevalent in the late 19th century, would influence the Modern movement and those who followed him.

Life and influence
Adolf Loos

An overview of the architect and his work

The RIBA's hidden legacy
Reading Room, British Architectural Library, RIBA

Discover how the RIBA saved Loos's archive

Looshaus, Vienna, © Keith Collie / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Examine the radical design of Looshaus

American Bar
American Bar, Vienna, © ORCH Chemollo / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

The iconic Kärntner Bar as a symbol of the architect

Other works
Model of Josephine Baker House

His built and unrealised projects

Adolf Loos Season
'Learning to Dwell: Adolf Loos in the Czech Lands' exhibition

The season of RIBA events in 2011 celebrating Loos


Based on the Adolf Loos Season of exhibitions and talks held 24 February - 3 May 2011 at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London.

Curator: Irena Murray, Sir Banister Fletcher Director of the British Architectural Library, RIBA

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