Vienna interior tributes Adolf Loos’ American Bar

The Austrian master’s famous Kärntner Bar has been interpreted in a fresh way by four Viennese architects and artists, who wrap the space in a square pattern.

According to the authors it is a replica of the famous Kärntner Bar in Vienna, designed in 1908 by Adolf Loos, but we also see some of the radical abstraction of practices such as Archizoom and Superstudio.

The Lax Bar is the third style exercise conducted by Austrian architects and artists Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Robert Schwarz and Lukas Stopczynski, taking as a model the small café better known as the American Bar. The interior in Vienna follows two other experiments in Los Angeles and Brussels, in which the materials and dimensions of the original project have been altered.

The Lax Bar proposes the same spatiality but simplifying the shape with abstract geometries and applying a square pattern to the entire interior, escaping any typological definition. The result is a virtual environment suspended from reality, which seems to multiply infinitely thanks to the mirrors in the walls.

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