Architectur as Autobiography – Adolf Loos (1870-1933)
Photography and beyond – Part 13
The film shows 27 still-existing buildings and interiors by Austrian architect Adolf Loos in order of their construction. Adolf Loos was one of the pioneers of European Modernist architecture. His vehement turn against ornamentation on buildings triggered a controversy in architectural theory.
The development of his “spatial plan” launched a new way of thinking about spaces to be built. His houses, furniture for shops and apartments, facades, and monuments were built between 1899 and 1931. They were filmed in 2006 in Vienna, Lower Austria, Prague, Brno, Pilsen, Nachod, and Paris in their present surroundings.
- Architecture projects space into this world. Cinematography translates that space into pictures projected in time. Cinema then is used in a completely new way: as a space to meditate on buildings. (Heinz Emigholz)
Awards and Festivals
- Berlinale 2008 / Forum (Premiere)
- Viennale 2008
- International Filmfestival Buenos Aires 2008
- DOCFEST München 2008
- Duisburger Filmwoche 2008
- ERA NOWE HORYZONTY 2008
- DIAGONALE 2009