Loos Ornamental

an Avant-Garde documentary film by Heinz Emigholz
World Premiere: Berlinale - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films 2008

Austria // 2008 // 72 min // 35mm // dolby digital


Architecture as autobiography: the film presents twentyseven buildings and rooms by the Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870 - 1933) in the chronological order in which they were created. What can be seen and experienced is the unfolding of Loos' conception of space, his understanding of material and the development of his almost modular way of building. Shot in Vienna, Lower Austria, Paris and the Czech Republic, the film shows all the buildings in their present state and is thus also a documentation of the fate of modern architecture.

Concept, Direction, Camera and Editing

Heinz Emigholz

Camera Assistant

Volkmar Geiblinger, Till Beckmann

Production Manager

Alexander Glehr

Commissioning Editors

Johanna Hanslmayer (ORF), Jutta Krug (WDR III), Reinhard Wulf (WDR/3sat)


Synchro Film & Video GmbH Wien


Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu


AMOUR FOU Vienna,KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production, Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktion Berlin

Supported by

Filmfonds Wien, Innovative Film Austria

In collaboration with

ORF, WDR III, WDR/3sat, Kultur Niederösterreich


Autlook Film Sales


Arts&film Festival Prague 2010
Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film 2009
Viennale Vienna International Film Festival 2008
Duisburger Filmwoche 2008
Dresdner Architekturfilmtage 2008
Vancouver International Film Festival 2008
Festival Era New Horizons Wroclaw 2008
Seattle International Film Festival 2008
DOK.FEST München 2008
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2008
Berlinale - Internationales Forum des Jungen Film 2008