daniel libeskind to unveil his libeskind villa signature series in september daniel libeskind to unveil his libeskind villa signature series in september
sep 16, 2009

daniel libeskind to unveil his libeskind villa signature series in september

libeskind villa by daniel libeskind

daniel libeskind has announced to us that on september 29, he will unveil the prototype for his highly anticipated libeskind villa.

the libeskind villa is a german-made, sculptural living space which marries the highest standards in design, craftsmanship and sustainability. the project has been realized in partnership with berlin based proportion gmbh and the prototype has been built on the premises of rheinzink gmbh & co., the developer of the villa’s zinc façade.  

the libeskind villa, daniel libeskind’s first signature series home, creates a new dialogue between contemporary living and a completely new experience of space. it offers maximum insulation and durability, cutting-edge technologies and compliance with some of the toughest energy-saving standards across the world.

a trio of interlocking architectural bands envelops the villa in striking angles, creating a dramatic, asymmetrical interior of spiraling, two-story peaks and smooth transitions to secluded terraces. the impressive entrance hall leads to an elaborate grand room which highlights the geometric space. design details reveal style and functionality: a balcony adjacent to the master bedroom is adorned with elaborate metalwork; light wells direct daylight into a sauna; and recessed wardrobes streamline dressing spaces.

while not apparent from the exterior, the villa is largely constructed of wood. the wooden core offers maximum thermal insulation, and thus efficient operation. with more than 360 mm of recyclable wooden fibers and a heat transition coefficient of 0.11 w/m²k, the insulation of the villa’s exterior walls matches that of passive houses.

libeskind villa – exterior view, impression of zinc

the villa employs onsite renewable energy sources for heating, electricity and water. its standard configuration includes a solar thermal system which is invisibly integrated into the zinc façade, as well as a geothermal system with a high-efficiency heat pump. in addition, electric power may be generated from photovoltaic thin film, while rain water can be harvested from the rooftop for use in the garden’s irrigation system.

libeskind villa – exterior view, impression of zinc

as a result of its high thermal insulation capabilities and renewable energy sources, the villa is classified as a low-energy structure. indeed, it complies with some of the world’s toughest energy-saving standards, such as germany’s kfw40 code, which indicates a thermal energy consumption of less than 40 kwh/m²a.

libeskind villa – exterior view, impression of zinc

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  • Libeskind is definitely one of the most interesting makers of our time.

    xox says:
  • “If it’s good enough for every other building I’ve ever designed, it’s good enough for a house.”


    therris says:
  • If Libeskind is so “hot” why did he have to hire another architect to design his home?

    Michael D says:
  • Libeskind looks like a rug dealer in a back alley souk in Cairo. Would you buy a used Villa from this man?

    Harry says:
  • I think this project has plenty of potential, hoping that all the villas in the series are not identical, it sure is a very progressive and iconoclastic design, it may please some and not so much others but their presence is nonetheless established. Great project overall.
    ( I particularly like the angles and the exterior finish, they seem pretty cool and different than the typical idea for a country home.)

    oscar falcón lara says:
  • “Sales” 😀

    Teprd says:
  • wow! really different from the usual libeskind! very innovative and new. NOT =D what a douchebag always the same crap!

    Q says:
  • That is the perfect image with “sales” across his chest.
    You are a great salesman.
    You sell method as architecture without any thought of how we inhabit it.
    This is a new generation and we demand better!

    ohbrother says:
  • [url=http://taylorhaywood.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/libeskinds-pre-fab-villa-imitation-architecture/] “Lavishly expensive, second-rate garden sculpture which mimics the appearance of architecture.”[/url]

    taylor haywood says:

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