Strasser House Kuppelwiesergasse 28
Adolf Loos 1918
The Strasser house was a remodeling
of an existing dwelling. The planned modifications for the interior were
quite extensive and the new reconfiguration required structural
modifications to the house, but the exterior volume of the building was
not significantly changed. However one of the changes was the use of the
semi-circular metal-sheathed vault to create a roof attic like in the
Steiner house, which would provide another accessible floor. In the case
of the Strasser house, the vault was implemented in the front and garden
Another sign of Loos that can be
seen from the exterior is the identification of protuberances with
individual interiors. This form of organization was an early stage during
the developing of the Raumplan, and later disappears in favor of a more
coherent massing. The interiors are typical Loosian; each space is
articulated with different materials of rich textural qualities, creating
a varied and complex sequence of interiors.
transport: Use the
underground line U4 (green) and change at Hietzing to the tram #58. Get
off at Fleschgasse. The house is one block away to the south. The
Steiner house is at the end of the line of tram #58; it is best to visit
that house first, and walk back to the Strasser house. The Scheu house
is also within walking distance from this building.
note that this is a private house and is not open to the public.