Between and Loos lived mostly in Paris and the French Riviera; he returned to Austria in and lived there intermittently until his death on August 23, Therefore he was a sworn enemy not only of the ponderous historicism of Vienna, but also of the style of the Vienna Secession, which he felt was nothing more than a search for a new ornamental vocabulary.
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In this Loos was inspired by English domestic architecture, which he frequently singled out for praise. As chief architect of the city of Vienna in Loos designed an experimental district in Heuberg which was only partly built and which included many types of buildings which were never realized but constituted the most advanced experiments in low-cost housing at the time anywhere in Europe.
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Carthage by Warmington, B. Loos did many remodellings of flats, in which he used fine materials with polished surfaces uninterrupted by moldings; these would prove a potent inspiration to the architects of the next generation. Collected Essaystranslated by Jane O. Theory and Works Thomas Hamiltonand it should not be necessary to seek help in other literature to understand the contents of the book.
At least as effective as his buildings were his writings, in which he advocated a functional simplicity of form. The fact that he had lived in the United States and thus had become aware of the advances in the commercial and domestic architecture of that country may account for this.
Loos was deaf until the age of 12 and was hearing-impaired until the end of his life; this physical disability influenced his character, and he remained a loner as an individual and as an artist. Loos published the article "Ornament und Verbrechen" "Ornament and Crime" ; in it he claimed that architecture and the applied arts could do without any ornament, which in itself should be regarded as a survival of barbaric custom.
Loos was the author of numerous articles; those from were collected in and published under the title Ins Leere Gesprochen Spoken into the Void.
Distinctly his, however, was the emphasis on precious materials and the creation of flowing spaces—very similar to those of Frank Lloyd Wright —and also the notion of Raumplan—that is, architectural composition with volumes of space as opposed to two-dimensional planning.
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