Majolica House, Vienna

Majolica House, Vienna (must see)

The so-called Majolica house is the inspiration of the legendary architect and designer Otto Wagner. The building is located at Linke Wienzeile 38 and number 40. Wagner designed the complex during his secessionist phase of design. The name of the building derives from the tile flower patterns on the outside façade which embellish the place with beautiful shades of green, blue and pink. No. 38 is offset in a golden color, and is adorned in medallions, designed to complement the flowers on the other side.

Wagner made this new style of architecture famous for its simple, yet elegant design. Exterior walls were left smooth and flat, and windows typically became less ordained than in previous Viennese styles of architecture. The simple, clean look was meant, in some fashion, to be representative of how clean and simple the apartment complexes were on the inside of the building.

The structures were built in the year 1899. At the time, Wagner was studying in the more formal style in Vienna. In fact, his commission to do this early work was made possible by members of a local guild of classical designers. Wagner ended up turning that world upside down when he made the decision to do the building design in this more modern style. It would end up being his hallmark throughout his entire design career.

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Sight Name: Majolica House
Sight Location: Vienna, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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