- The lectures will take place on 22 and 23 May between 8.30 am and 12 noon at the National Technical Library (Technická 6, Prague 6). Tickets for the lectures buy here.
The global network of ICONIC HOUSES includes in the Czech Republic twelve modern house museums, including the Müller Villa in Prague by Adolf Loos, managed by the Prague City Museum, and the Tugendhat Villa in Brno by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, managed by the Brno City Museum. These two icons of Czech Avantgarde will be visited at the end of May by hundred distinguished international curators, art historians, heritage experts and architecture lovers, as part of the 7th International Iconic Houses Conference "Icons of Czech Avantgarde: Authenticity & Style Diversity“, which will take place in the Czech Republic between 21 and 26 May 2023, for the first time ever. A post conference field trip will then move to Vienna, Austria, and Ljubljana, Slovenia – the latter known to be the city of Jože Plečnik, who also worked in Prague. This will give experts as well as architecture enthusiasts a comprehensive and detailed picture of modernism and the avantgarde in the Central European region.
In the Czech Republic, all twelve architectural gems included in the Iconic Houses network will be visited, including several Loos interiors in Pilsen, and five other exceptional houses. Also, a multitude of lectures about the Czech Avantgarde architecture is offered at the National Technical Library in Prague. These include keynote addresses by Professor Vladimír Šlapeta, a leading expert on Czech architecture, Professor Burkhardt Rukschcio, an Austrian specialist on Adolf Loos, and 18 short Pecha Kucha-style presentations by directors and curators of house museums in the Czech Republic.