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Building of architectural value

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Source: Thomas Ledl

The Looshaus is a building in Vienna designed by Adolf Loos, regarded as one of the central buildings of Viennese Modernism. After its completion, the house caused a shock in the city, which was still characterized by its historical taste. It was called by the Viennese "a house without eyebrows", since the window-roofing which was usual at that time was completely missing. It was said that Emperor Franz Joseph had not only avoided passing next to Looshaus for the rest of his life by using the exit at the Michaelerplatz, but also had to leave the windows of the Hofburg nailed so that he did not have to see the "hideous" house anymore.



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