Saturday, February 19, 2011

Villa Müller

The Villa Müller (CzechMüllerova vilaGermanHaus Müller) is an architectural structure designed in 1930 by architect Adolf Loos, born in Brno, Austria-Hungary. The villa is located in Prague, Czech Republic. The house was designed originally for Mr. František Müller and his wife, Milada Müllerová.

Known as an innovative landmark of early modernist architecture, the Villa Müller embodies Loos' ideas of economy and functionality. The spatial design, known as Raumplan, is evident in the multi-level parts of individual rooms, indicating their function and symbolic importance.Raumplan is exhibited in the interior as well as the exterior.

The nearby contemporary Greek Embassy seems to have incorporated functionalism as well.  

In contrast stand the lavishly decorative early villas of this lovely neighborhood.  This is the Finnish embassy.

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