Adolf Loos: his interior linings
Tutor / directorLinares de la Torre, Óscar
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Adolf Loos, was a Viennese architect of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, revolutionized the architecture of his time, would create a change and the basis for a new architecture. In this work we have studied his treatment of color, understanding color as materials, in three of his villas, based on his own elaboration of his doctoral thesis at the University of Valencia. The choice comes after having carried out a study and having made a synoptic picture going through all his works, reaching the conclusion of analyzing these three villas in particular. We choose one of his initial and one of his final works to compare if his style was always linear and faithful to his ideologies. The Villa Karma constitutes the archetype of Loos’philosophy. Many of the techniques that the Loosian language continually proposes are staged here. The Villa Muller is one of his last projects, Loos brings out many Loosian characteristics already manifested in some of his earlier residential works. Villa Karma (1903 - 1906) Villa Moller (1927 - 1928) Villa Müller (1929 - 19330) The analysis has been carried out by extracting the necessary written and graphic documentation to be able to configure it in chromatic cards of each one of the villas, from which the conclusions have been obtained. It was observed that the color and material is consistent with the space and its function. Loos advocated an honest architecture without superfluous and useless ornamentation and the use of noble materials. He replaced and overcame ornament by means of the intrinsic nature of each noble material.
SubjectsLoos, Adolf, 1870-1933 -- Criticism and interpretation, Architects -- Austria, Color in architecture, Housing, Single family, Loos, Adolf, 1870-1933 -- Crítica i interpretació, Arquitectes -- Àustria, Color en l'arquitectura, Habitatges unifamiliars
DegreeGRAU EN ESTUDIS D'ARQUITECTURA (Pla 2014)