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“Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable.”
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect's task therefore,
is to make those sentiments more precise.
Born in 1870,
Brunn, Czech Republic
Royal and Imperial State College in Rechendberg, Bohemia.
College of Technology, Dresden.
Left school without graduating.
Travelled to United States
Return to Vienna.
Gained opportunity to work with
architect Carl Mayreder, before
establishing his own practice.
• Rejection of decorative elements.
• Combination of dandy, artist , architect, art critic.
• Most brilliant and multitalented personalities of 20th
• Believed in the merging of crafts and architecture.
• Spatial planning.
• Room of different heights.
“True vocabulary of architecture lies in the
His theories culminated in a
s h o r t e s s a y e n t i t l e d ,
"Ornament And Crime,"
published in 1908. This book
was translated in Esprit
Nouveau, a publication edited
by Le Corbusier , Paul Dermee
and Ozenfant in the year
• Challenge to design “the most beautiful
and distinctive office building of the world”
— and a prize of $50,000
• This architecture stood out above all the
others for its singular polemic: a 120m high
Doric column by dogmatic Viennese
architect Adolf Loos.
• The polished black granite columns,
durable classical symbols in a building,
were altogether useful and therefore
• Built for Gustav and Helen Scheu.
• The residents of the suburb were shocked by the new
aesthetics that the house would bring into their area
and saw the house as a disgrace and an insult to
• Different from the symmetrical and neo-classical style
Outdoor Terrace The flat roof act as an
outdoor terrace that
would play an important
role in the development
of 20th century
The East-facing bedroom gains
a generous balcony in front
that is set back 4 meters
The flat roof and the balconies are designed
waterproof that used reinforced concrete.
This able to make the platform no longer needs to
The total length of the exterior wall of the
building is 16m long in total with all different
sizes of windows based on the combination of
It’s a kind of opening in the space-defining
The black of the windows(opening) is also use
to balance the white of the wall.
This door seems like
a main entrance
with the first sight
but it’s acuatly an
entrance to the
This is the main
entrance to the
Dark & unpolished oak
was used in the day area
White , painted wood
wasa used in bedroom
Reflects a notion
domestic space develop
by Adolf Loos.
Ornamental wood beams
also use in the interior of
the scheu house.
defining space :
The main element is the
four planes - closure
which form by four
planes (walls) to
establish the boundaries
of an introverted space.
There is also U-shaped
plane and others.
The windows that allow sunlight goes through into the basement is to ensure future
development of the basement that might become a gym in the future.
Explained the importance of contradictions in design:
Art Works Functions
“Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The
architect's task therefore, is to make those
sentiments more precise.”