daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticut
daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticut
may 03, 2013

daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticut

‘18.36.54 home’ by daniel libeskind, connecticut, united statesimage © nikolas koenig




located on a 54 acre meadow in connecticut surrounded by 250 year-old oak trees and historic low stacked stone walls, the ‘18.36.54 house’ bydaniel libeskind uses a faceted structure to frame dynamic views from all angles of the site. photographer nikolas koenig has shared exclusive imageswith us showing the various angles of the project. the 2000 square-foot home is conceived as a continuously folding ribbon structure of 18 planes, 36 points and 54 lines. its outer skin is comprised of reflective copper panels, continuing the natural material palette as it stands visibly independent of its surroundings. the interior is rendered in deep-toned wooden planks that provide a warm elegant feel to the interior. the wrapping envelope that defines the boundaries of the residence is the basis for all the components of the house, infilled with almost hidden glazed panes that allow fragmented views or entry points for indirect light. the interior reads as a unified volume, where the ribbon intrudes into the ground plane, subtly marking the distinction of programmatic elements or serving multiple purposes as the roof plane folds down into a partition which extends into a piece of furniture.




daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticuthouse in the rural landscapeimage © nikolas koenig



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutback entrance through the metallic structural bandsimage © nikolas koenig



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutcladding detailimage © nikolas koenig



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticuttraversing elements define various fragmented aperturesimage © nikolas koenig



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutmain entranceimage © nikolas koenig



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutliving room with views to the exteriorimage © nikolas koenig



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutexterior structure folds into the interior forming partitions and fixturesimage © nikolas koenig



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutimage © nikolas koenig



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutview towards the bedroom, floor height changes signal different functionsimage © nikolas koenig



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutshower image © nikolas koenig



 daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutfloor plan / level 0



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticutmodel



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticut



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticut



daniel libeskind: 18.36.54 house, connecticut




project info:



building area: 2000 sq. ft.completed: 2010client: anonymousstructural engineer: hage engineering, pcmechanical/electrical/plumbing engineer: p.a. collins, p.e.civil engineer: cca engineering, llclighting consultant: arup lightingwindows: steel windows & doors usabuilding science consultant: simpson gumphertz & hegercontractor (raw construction): cnr groupcontractor (facade): a. zahner company




about the photographer:


nikolas koenig, born in frankfurt am main and educated at the academy for photo design in munich, moved to new york in 1995 where he began a career working with internationally recognized publications such as architectural digest, conde nast traveler, GQ, harper’s bazaar, wallpaper, and the new york times magazine amongst many others. his experience ranges a wide scope of projects, from commercial projects to hotels, urban and natural landscapes, and architecture that includes work from daniel libeskind, renzo piano, tadao ando, 1100 architect, david rockwell, annabelle selldorf and tom kundig.


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  • It is contrived, forced, gimmick-laden and incredibly immature. What it lacks in subtlety or refinement is poorly compensated for by bombastic, awkward and ultimately meaningless gestures. What could have been a work of significan architecture became, instead, a manifestation of one architect’s crude handling of form all jumbled together to honor his own ego. What a waste of money and opportunity for such an annoying and abysmal result.

    Ray Crane
  • I have been working at LDLICF for 5 years renovating hundred of Luxury Apartment in NYC . I know the profile of this type of clients ! This house is not a residence but just a living sculpture for the week end were to be inspire far from the nonsense! ( Into the nonsense) !

    Design T
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