VILLA MÜLLER AND VILLA ROTHMAYER

Wednesday 25.08.2021

13.00 - 17.00

Meeting point

Studijní a dokumentační centrum Norbertov
Nad Hradním vodojemem 53/13, 162 00 Praha 6-Střešovice

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Your guide

TOMÁŠ EFLER – Head of studio FA CTU 

MARTIN ČTVERÁK – Assistant professor FA CTU

Contact person

TOMÁŠ EFLER

+420 732 531 053

tomas.efler@fa.cvut.cz

Futher reading

VILLA MÜLLER AND VILLA ROTHMAYER HANDOUT
We will visit two remarkable villas, which are important pieces of Czech architecture of the 1930s. Villa Müller (1928–1930), authored by Adolf Loos, is the chef-d'oeuvre of the world's architectural avant-garde. Loos brings to perfection his original concept of space, the so-called Raumplan which is fully used in the villa. The interior design of the villa, chosen and in many cases designed by the architect himself, combines luxury with simplicity and functionality and confirms Müller's villa in the role of a unique work of modern architecture and design. The Rothmayer Villa (1928–1929) was built by the architect Otto Rothmayer. His life and work are connected with the personality of the Slovenian architect Josip Plečnik, with whom he collaborated mainly on the reconstruction of Prague Castle. The permanent exhibition and the beautiful garden of the villa recall the atmosphere of the house, as a unique intellectual and artistic background, which the Rothmayers created here.