Adolf Loos (1870-1933) was born in what is now the Czech Republic, but much of his influence was felt in Vienna, Austria. He scandalized the city in 1909 by situating the bare-bones Goldman and Salatsch Building (Looshaus) across the plaza from the ornate Imperial Palace.
Loos justified the style of simplicity and functionality in his famous 1908 essay Ornament & Crime. Through his writings and building designs, Loos introduced modernist ideas to Vienna and the world.
Learn about Looshaus>> http://architecture.about.com/od/europ1/a/goldman.htm
Learn about Adof Loos>> http://architecture.about.com/od/greatarchitects/p/loos.htm
PHOTO: Looshaus am Michaelerplatz (Wikimedia)
U.S. Post Office, Lockport, NY, USA (Photo credit: Wikimedia)
Every town has one, and even if you don’t need stamps, it’s worth a visit. From one-room cottages to magnificent Beaux-Arts edifices, America’s post office buildings reflect the history and culture of their communities. Sadly, many US Post Office buildings are endangered.
Join us as we tour America in search of these national treasures and the array of architecture they represent >> http://architecture.about.com/od/usa/ss/Post-Office-Buildings.htm