Model: south side / front façade

Model: south side / front façade

Model and removable floors

Model and removable floors

Model: north side

Model: north side

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.

The model can be dismantled

The model can be dismantled

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.

V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery

V&A + RIBA Architecture Gallery

 

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.

About Wilson Yau
I work for the British Architectural Library at the RIBA as part of a team to share news, images and information online about the activities of the Library and the fascinating items we have in our architectural collections – it contains over four million items, so there's plenty to see! If you’re curious about what we do at the Library and with the collections, or want to discover the latest about our education programmes, public events and exhibitions at the RIBA, please visit www.architecture.com

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3 Comments
  1. Jonathan

    May 12, 2011

    I love the fact the model can be disassembled!

  2. barbara lamprecht

    December 1, 2011

    Might anyone know where archives regarding Adolf Loos are? I am trying to discover information on Loos’s time in America and most of the biographies I have consulted have scant detail on this amazingly daring visit. Please do e-mail me, bmlamprecht@gmail.com. Thank you, Barbara Lamprecht, M.Arch. 1 December 2011

    • wilson.yau

      December 1, 2011

      The Adolf Loos archive, which the RIBA looked after during World War II, was taken to Vienna after the war. They are now held in the city’s Albertina museum.

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