Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Enclosure is felt in Villa Muller, dividing outside and inside with its windows are practically do not allow direct view access, either because of its opacity and or some furniture obstruct its path. One particular room with strong enclosure sense is the boudoir, with its window overviews the hall even though its unable to see clearly.
Designed by Czech architect Adolf Loos, it embodies his idea 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.
"My architecture is not conceived in plans, but in spaces (cubes). I do not design floor plans, facades, sections. I design spaces. For me, there is no ground floor, first floor, etc...For me, there are only contiguous, continual spaces, rooms, anterooms, terraces, etc. Storeys merge and spaces relate to each other"