luxembourg house by richard meier built for privacy and seclusion
 
luxembourg house by richard meier built for privacy and seclusion luxembourg house by richard meier built for privacy and seclusion
sep 10, 2014

luxembourg house by richard meier built for privacy and seclusion

positioned on a sloped, wooded site in a rural area of luxembourg, a private house stands as a glass prism featuring distinct spatial zones. designed by architect richard meier, the L-shaped residence offers both privacy and seclusion, as well as panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. opaque cladding envelops the dwelling on the south and east sides, protecting the property from the passing street and neighboring buildings, and anchoring the structure to the plot.

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opaque cladding envelops the dwelling on the south and east sides, protecting the property from the passing street
image © rolande halbe (also main image)

 

 

an interstitial space containing a series of terraces bridges internal and external space, subsequently creating a dialogue between the primary elevation and the glazed structure. the principal circulation route connects the stair hall and divides the house into two parts: a solid zone marked by a rhythm of structural piers, and a voided zone to the north, accentuated by a lighter steel structural system.

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open-plan living accommodation organized around a central fireplace
image © rolande halbe

 

 

housing technical amenities and parking facilities, the lower level of the property opens to a sloped yard with a sauna, fitness area, and direct access to the garden above. the primary public spaces are located at the ground level, with an open kitchen, guest suite, and children’s playrooms located along the south side, and the living and dining volumes to the north.

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the scheme offers views of the surrounding landscape
image © rolande halbe

 

 

the bedrooms and master suite are placed along the south side of the upper floor, shielded from excessive sunlight by a system of glass louvers. opposite these rooms a study, library, and lounge overlook the double-height living room below.

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the principal circulation route connects the stair hall and divides the house into two parts
image © rolande halbe

 

 

project info:

 

architect: richard meier & partners
design team: richard meier, bernhard karpf
project architect: anne strüwing
collaborators: gabriel huerta, adam greene, veronika schmidt, christian tschoeke
floor area: 975 sqm
photography: rolande halbe

  • Looks like a plastic surgeon’s clinic.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • This home is elegant, sterile and institutional. What it needs are great domestic sculptures/iconic genuflectatums which will make the interiors come to life. I have designed a series of T-Bling chairs and RICHLITE tables that will make the interior of this home sing. Think J S Bach’s Goldberg Variations performed by Glenn Gould 1981. The chairs are a set of variations in the form of a visual passacaglia with the seating function acting as the ground base.

    Kenneth Smythe says:

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