Welcome to the Internet homepage of the Müller Villa in Prague, where we are delighted to be able to offer you the chance to learn more about this unique monument to Modern architecture, without parallel in the Czech Republic in terms of its importance and singularity, and one of the six most significant villa-style houses of the Twentieth Century.
The realisation of this, the most important of Adolf Loos' works in the Czech Lands, would have been unthinkable without the perfect understanding that existed between the architect and the investors - the M¸ller family. Their harmonious relationship, underpinned by mutual respect and faithful friendship, created the ideal foundations for the building of the architectural work. During their many consultations the M¸llers revealed much about their private life to the architect, who was endowed with intuition and social sensitivity. For their contentment he created a multi-purpose, universal dwelling combining both formal and intimate functions. In this way a work was created that spoke of architecture rooted in an intellectual basis, now both unusual and yet contemporary.
"The house should be like by all. Unlike a work of art, which does not require anyone to like it. The work of art is the private affair of the artist. The house is not. The work of art is sent out into the world, without anyone needing it. The house fulfils certain requirements. The work of art is not answerable to anyone, the house to everyone. A work of art seeks to draw people out of their comfort. The house should serve comfort. The work of art is revolutionary, the house conservative. The work of art shows humanity new paths and thinks of the future; the house thinks of the present. Man loves everything that serves his comfort. He hates all that seeks to draw him from his customary and secure state, and all that constricts him. And thus I love the house and hate art."