Adolf Loos: From Interior To Urban City (a+u 573)
Yoshio Sakurai (ed.)
The second of a two-part series on Adolf Loos, “From Interior to Urban City” introduces 36 various works divided into four chapters: “Residential Addition and Alternation Plans”, “Interior Design”, “Collective Housing”, and “Mixed-use Facilities”. Although most of the housing and mixed-use projects are unbuilt, it includes new models, drawings, and graphics based on original sketches, photographs, and previous research, which in turn offer insight into how Loos’s complex three-dimensional spaces are seen in a variety of typologies. Maps and a chronology of the architect’s projects complete the issue, guest edited by Yoshio Sakurai, Tokyo University professor and an expert on Loos.