7th International Iconic Houses Conference

Icons of Czech Avantgarde: Authenticity & Style Diversity

Monday 22 - Friday 26 May: Prague, Pilsen & Brno (open to all)
Saturday 27 - Tuesday 30 May: Post-Conference Field Trip to Vienna & Ljubljana (open to Iconic Houses members and donors only)

The daily schedule and all details on speakers and house tours can be found on the CONFERENCE WEBSITE.

Early Bird discount ends 15 January! Book your tickets HERE.

In the Czech Republic, the Iconic Houses Network has no fewer than eleven wonderful modern house museum members. Adolf Loos was an important European pioneer of modern architecture and Villa Müller in Prague is the highlight of his work and the centerpiece of our Prague program, followed by a day trip to Pilsen to visit more recently discovered and restored Loos interiors. Villa Tugendhat in Brno, the masterpiece designed by celebrated German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and inscribed by Unesco on the World Heritage List since 2001, is the radiant center of the Brno program. Immerse yourself with two keynote addresses by leading expert on Czech architecture, professor Vladimír Šlapeta and Adolf Loos specialist professor Burkhardt Rukschcio and 16 short presentations about a variety of house museums, masterpieces as well as hidden gems, that are ready to welcome you!

Taken together, the two keynote lectures by Professor Vladimír Šlapeta and Adolf Loos expert Professor Burkhardt Rukschcio and 16 short talks by the museum professionals who manage the house museums that are included in the tours, offer a wonderful insight into the 20th-century development of the Czech house and the evolution from traditional vernacular architecture to the modernism of the International Style.

In addition, you’ll also visit the houses and studios of important Czech artists, such as František Bílek and Otto Rothmayer. We even visit Villa Winternitz, which was realized according to the concept of Adolf Loos by his student and collaborator Karel Lhota and that can be rented for an overnight stay. Come join us and discover the Iconic Houses of the Czech Republic!

We look forward to meeting you -again- in person in May 2023!

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