Though almost a week later than planned, a completed scale model of Adolf Loos’s Doppelhaus is now on display at the RIBA headquarters. The model can be disassembled to reveal each floor. Although the model has been built according to research undertaken at the RIBA Library, a few liberties have been taken with the size and position of the trees.
Visiting the model
To see it in person visit the Library, which is open to the public with photographic I.D. The model is part of the display in the Library on Loos’s work in Europe ‘Adolf Loos: The Plan in Space‘. Due to popular demand this has been extended for a few more weeks, contact us before your visit to check if it is open. Whilst there you can also access the RIBA’s collection of books and journals on architecture.
The RIBA’s collection of models
Those interested in seeing more of the RIBA’s collection of architectural models should visit the V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Entry is free.
Update: 5th July 2012 – Adolf Loos online exhibition
Based on the collections in the British Architectural Library and material from the season of exhibitions and talks at the RIBA in 2011, a new online exhibition looks at the achievements of Adolf Loos as an architect and polemicist.