architecture:moller house analysis
barnard college, fall 2004
perceptions of architecture
The Moller House, designed by Adolf Loos, has a unique spatial flow originating from a central bay window at the front of the house. I analyzed Loos’ architecture by examining facade, interior materials, and the dynamic of light and movement from this central window using keys words of “threshold” and “stop” to explain the motion. Loos’ designs were very complex, often with multi-level floors in each room, furniture built into the walls and rich materials. I employed digital images from the actual Moller House throughout my drawings because the quality of light, the texture of materials and the shape of the walls could not be conveyed appropriated with pure architectural line drawings. Lastly, a conceptual model of the flow from the central window was made. At first it appears as a 12″x12″x12″ box, but then unfolds to reveal different colors, windows and textures, each representing a “threshold”, “stop” and “go” in the house.