In the Footsteps of Adolf Loos

6.5 KM

The trail In the Footsteps of Adolf Loos takes visitors around the wider centre of Brno, drawing their attention to places connected with the life of Adolf Loos. Although the only surviving, and accessible, Loos’ realisation in Brno is the marble hall of the so-called Bauer’s Chateau at the Brno Exhibition Centre, the authors, Jana Kořínková and Pavla Cenková, have managed to put together some twenty stops, including several tips for more distant excursions (Hrušovany u Brna, Nedvědice).
The Trail starts at the new monument to Adolf Loos, located approximately at the site of Loos’ original parental home – the sculpture and stonemasonry workshop of his father, Adolf Loos Sr. Several stops are devoted to the little-known sculptural commissions of that successful Brno enterprise (either made directly by Adolf Loos Sr. or by his collaborators), such as the decoration of the facade of the Constitutional Court and the Faculty of Music, Janáček Academy of Performing Arts, selected examples of tombstones in the Central and Jewish Cemeteries, etc.
Before reaching Bauer’s Chateau, which is the imaginary “highlight” of the Trail, visitors can find out where Adolf Loos studied (the Second German Imperial-Royal State Gymnasium and the Imperial-Royal Higher German State Industrial School in Brno, today the buildings of the Brno City Hall on Dominikánské Square and Husova Street), where he lectured, where he met with friends, and which buildings were inspired by Loos’ famous “raumplan” (Kolbaba Confectionery, Avion Hotel, Savoy Café). The unrealised “house on the roof” on Sedlákova Street, the conversion of Karel Herold’s house on Jiráskova Street (not accessible to the public), and the family houses on Alešova Street using Loos’ design principles have also been included in the Trail and presented by means of texts supplemented by archival material.
The texts are supplemented with quotations from the contemporary press, memories of wives, friends and colleagues in order to create as true a picture as possible of the traces left by Adolf Loos in Brno – as well as of the imprints of Brno in his work.

 

Name
In the Footsteps of Adolf Loos

Length
6.5 KM

Number of objects
22

Trail Starts Here
Kounicova 6

First object
The House and Workshop of Adolf Loos Sr. (Brno, Kounicova 6, formerly Friedhofgasse [Cemetery Street] No. 20–22, now Continental Hotel
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Objects on the trail

AL04 The House and Workshop of Adolf Loos Sr. (Brno, Kounicova 6, formerly Friedhofgasse [Cemetery Street] No. 20–22, now Continental Hotel The House and Workshop of Adolf Loos Sr. (Brno, Kounicova 6, formerly Friedhofgasse [Cemetery Street] No. 20–22, now Continental Hotel
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AL05 A Monument to Architect Adolf Loos A Monument to Architect Adolf Loos
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C276 Kolbaba apartment building with café Kolbaba apartment building with café
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AL06 The Kounic Palace (The Palace of Albrecht von Kaunitz; Brno, Moravské Square 9) The Kounic Palace (The Palace of Albrecht von Kaunitz; Brno, Moravské Square 9)
AL06
AL07 The Provincial Chamber (or Provincial House, Landhaus; today the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic) The Provincial Chamber (or Provincial House, Landhaus; today the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic)
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AL08 The German Grammar School (Deutsche Gymnasium, now the Faculty of Music of Janáček Academy of Performing Arts), The German Grammar School (Deutsche Gymnasium, now the Faculty of Music of Janáček Academy of Performing Arts),
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AL12 Second German Imperial State Grammar School in Brno / Now Brno Municipality  Dominikánské Square 1 Second German Imperial State Grammar School in Brno / Now Brno Municipality Dominikánské Square 1
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Large-scale Wine Bar and Restaurant Plzeňský dvůr
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AL11 The Museum of Applied Arts in Brno The Museum of Applied Arts in Brno
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AL13 The Imperial-Royal Higher German State Technical School in Brno / Now Brno Municipality The Imperial-Royal Higher German State Technical School in Brno / Now Brno Municipality
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AL15 Tombstone of Bishop Karel Nötig Tombstone of Bishop Karel Nötig
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AL16 Spojené uměleckoprůmyslové závody a. s. [U. P. závody; United Arts and Crafts Manufactures, joint-stock company] and the editorial office of Bytová kultura [Housing Culture] magazine Spojené uměleckoprůmyslové závody a. s. [U. P. závody; United Arts and Crafts Manufactures, joint-stock company] and the editorial office of Bytová kultura [Housing Culture] magazine
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AL01 Three Children (also called “Three Fishing Boys” or “Three Putti”, in the period press Große Kindergruppe) Three Children (also called “Three Fishing Boys” or “Three Putti”, in the period press Große Kindergruppe)
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AL03 Three Semi-detached Private Houses Three Semi-detached Private Houses
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AL17 The Bauer Chateau The Bauer Chateau
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AL18 Loos Hall, the Bauer Chateau Loos Hall, the Bauer Chateau
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Tombstone of the Ritter von Schoeller family
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Tombstone of the Ritter von Bauer family
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Tombstone of the Rabas family
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Set of tombstones in section 31
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 Railway Station Restaurant and Hotel in Hrušovany u Brna  Nádražní Street 129, Hrušovany u Brna Railway Station Restaurant and Hotel in Hrušovany u Brna Nádražní Street 129, Hrušovany u Brna
 Villa of the Sugar Refinery Director in Hrušovany u Brna Villa of the Sugar Refinery Director in Hrušovany u Brna