Yunitysna, Anna and Shtepani, Ernest and Raça, Artan (2022) “VILLA MOISSI”-ITS INFLUENCE IN MODERNIST AND POSTMODERNIST ARCHITECTURE-A MEDITERRANIAN CIRCLE. Journal of Applied Sciences-SUT, 8 (15-16). pp. 17-22. ISSN 2671-3047

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The design of Adolf Loos, Villa Moissi comes at an important time in 1923. It is a time when Europe is changing. The “roaring 20s” just 10 years before the rise in power of Nazi Germany, 5 years after “World War I”. The generation of those idealists and artists that formed the Viennese artistic milieux was still there. Adolf Loos was a friend of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Viennese intellectuals of the time, including the international renown actor Alexander Moissi. Adolf Loos designed the unbuild work supposed to be built in Lido, Venice. The Avant guard work of Villa Moissi was revolutionary. Not only it was innovative through modernism and that can be analyzed through its plan and facades and consequently its three-dimensional look, but later analysis shows that even it opens the path for postmodernism, for a kind of architecture that we find later in Hasan Fatih's works. It would become an inspiration for postmodernist Aldo Rossi. The house demonstrates a volume that is cubic and without a classical element. This is completely new compared to other works of Adolf Loos such as Rufer House in Vienna where he uses a big freeze with ornamentation that was inspired by Ancient Rome. The plan distribution is such that the living room and services are placed on the ground floor and sleeping rooms on the first floor. Also, some element of the house reminds me of the Mediterranean character, the simple cubic volume, the finishing with a rustic touch, the positioning of the terrace, the pergola, and the external stairs that come around. What is characteristic of this house is that is typically Mediterranean and looks like the as distant image of the memorized houses that Adolf Loos may have seen on his early trip to the Greek Island of Skyros. The paper will provide more information about the influence of Villa Moissi on other architects of the modernist and postmodernist movement, and its roots embedded in the Mediterranean culture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolf Loos, Villa Moissi, Aldo Rossi, transition from modernism to postmodernism, Greek and Mediterranean architecture, closed circle.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email zshi@unite.edu.mk
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2022 08:59
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 08:59
URI: http://eprints.unite.edu.mk/id/eprint/1092

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