Name  Villa Sapieha 
Place  Olomütz 
Country  Czech 
Designed  1918 
Type  Villa 
Condition  Own interpretation of Loos's plan 
Photos by  Studio Agram 
Co-operating  Engelmann 
Reference  Rukschcio nr. 117
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Description  Prince Leo Sapieha was a secret advisor (geheimrat) to the Austrian Emperor. He asked Loos to restore his parents castle Przemysl in Poland which was heavily damaged in a war. Sapieha also asks to design him a country-house in Olomütz, Czechia. When Loos returns from Poland he collapses. Friends think he has cancer of the stomach, but he recovers after six months. In the meantime Paul Engelman is contracted to work on the castle in Poland. When the Monarchie crumbles down after the first world war the country-house project is no longer continued. This country-house for Sapieha stands in the middle of a development that starts with the Bauleitungshütte and ends with Payerbach as far as the 'raumplan' is concerned. It is a farm-like house with a big hall as a living area. As far as we know there were four different incomplete versions, so the reconstruction gave a lot of guesswork to do.