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Loos Haus, Vienna

Loos Haus, Vienna. Sitting opposite the Hofburg Palace, this superb building by the notable architect Adolf Loos was controversial and much disliked by the Viennese when it was built in 1911 due to its lack of external decoration, in contrast to the very ornate buildings nearby. Loos added the window boxes to the upper stories as a compromise. In fact the lower stories – originally a gentlemen's outfitters but now occupied by the Raffeisenbank – seem quite ornate due to the use of strongly patterned Cipollino marble.

Technical: NIKON D300, f=18.0 mm, ISO400, 1/800 sec @ f8.0

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