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Loos interiors

 

The unique architectonic gem, which was created in Pilsen by a world-famous architect Adolf Loos in the 30´s of the 20th century for rich investors of the Jewish community, is a collection of eight apartment interiors.  Apart from experiencing the extraordinary first-republic design the guided tours of the Loos Interiors provide an interesting inside view into the life style of the Jewish community at the time of the origin of the interiors. Each of the interiors hides its own story of the fate of the families which lived there. But the Loos interiors are not only the reflection of the period when they were made. The stories of their inhabitants simultaneously illustrate historic event of the Second World War and consequently of the Communist regime as well.

In the context of the European architecture of the 20th century the Loos Interiors have an exceptional value.

In the context of the European architecture of the 20th century the Loos Interiors have an exceptional value which is supported by the fact that only the city of Vienna has a higher number of Adolf Loos´s pieces of work. The results of Loos´s work in Pilsen belong among his masterpieces together with the Müller´s Villa in Prague, the House of Tristan Tsara in Paris or the department store Goldman & Salatsch in Vienna.

The work of Adolf Loos was very modern and innovative at the time of its creation, it can be said that with his work he ran ahead of the time. The use of high-quality natural materials and maximum emphasis on the thoughtful function and internal apartment organisation are among the typical features of his work. Adolf Loos refused artificial ornaments and decoration, the main accent was in the practical use of the apartments and therefore his interiors feature built-in wardrobes and further atypical furniture which served to the apartment inhabitants for their everyday life and was highly modern for that period of time.

he work of Adolf Loos was very modern and innovative at the time of its creation.