Although the most famous architectonic element of Adolf Loos´ design is the so-called raumplan, in Pilsen this element was used only once in the interior which was designed by Loos´ pupil and colleague Heinrich Kulka for the interior of Oskar and Jana Semler. The principle of raumplan brings positioning of the various rooms within the house area differently than into individual floors.

The fundamental idea of the interior layout was created probably in 1932 by Adolf Loos but it is assumed that the house reconstruction was realized by Heinrich Kulka, a close colleague of Adolf Loos. Adolf Loos died in 1933 and the whole apartment was finished in 1934. The spacious area of the apartment was divided into several layers with a large representative hall on the ground floor equipped by a fire place; bedrooms for the family members of the house owner and children rooms were located on the first floor, together with bathrooms, a winter garden and a library. The space was divided into a sophisticated system of half-floors which were connected to the main room via staircases and various openings. The library ceiling shows a certain influence of orient style. Red-painted beams are filled by gilded square fields. The individual levels were connected by a small lift which was used for delivering of food from the kitchen area. The main hall was also furnished by tall, almost factory-like windows and the area between them was used as a small winter garden.

Recently, the house including the interior belongs to the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen which plans to use the space of the house as a documentary centre for architecture of the 19th and 20th century in the Pilsen region. In November 2015 a part of the Semler House was opened for visit as third guided tour of the Loos Interiors in Pilsen.

Adolf Loos, 110 Klatovska Street, Pilsen

Other interiors

B10 10 Bendova Street
K12 12 Klatovska Street
H58 58 Husova Street
K110 110 Klatovska Street
K19 19 Klatovska Street
P6 6 Placheho Street
K140 140 Klatovska Street
NR22 22 Republic Square
  • B10

    10 Bendova Street
    The Apartment of Kraus Family

    Accessible
    Part of the Guided Tour 1

  • K12

    12 Klatovska Street
    The Apartment of Doctor Vogl

    Accessible
    Part of the Guided Tour 1

  • H58

    58 Husova Street
    The Brummel House

    Accessible
    Part of the Guided Tour 2

  • K110

    110 Klatovska Street
    The Semler House

    Accessible
    Part of the Guided Tour 3

  • P6

    6 Placheho Street
    Richard Hirsch's Apartment

    The apartment is accessible
    only occasionally.

  • K19

    19 Klatovska Street
    Hugo Semler's Apartment

    The apartment is accessible
    only occasionally.

  • K140

    140 Klatovska Street
    Leo Brummel's Apartment

    The apartment is not accessible
    for public.

  • NR22

    22 Republic Square
    Weiner's Apartment

    The apartment is not accessible
    for public.