dec 12, 2010


‘maison mather’ by STEINMETZDEMEYER in dalheim, luxembourg all images courtesy STEINMETZDEMEYER photographer: chrstiof weber

‘maison mather’ by architecture studio STEINMETZDEMEYER is a single family house that was built to replace an old barn in dalheim, luxembourg. working with the original structure which butted up against another house, the design aims to remain modest and complementary to the ‘art-deco-rural’ style of the neighborhood. 

STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather street face

clad in local wood, the paneled facade evokes the face of a rural building. the entrance window and door are in the same dimension as the original barn gate to link the new design with the old. wide use of shutters and sliding screens make the street facade transformable, leaving the transparency of the house completely up to the inhabitants. the back of the house which faces a private garden is comparatively much more open, featuring a wide span of floor to ceiling glazing.

STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather (left) wood cladding facade (right) house in open and closed state

STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather looking into the house from the backyard


STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather living and dining space


STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather (left) upper level living space (right) glass-encased lightwell over the stairs

STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather house before renovation

STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather floor plan

STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather section

STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather sketches


STEINMETZDEMEYER: maison mather elevation/face sketches

  • Loved it…Demonstrates that architecture doesn’t have to be spectacular to be such. Scale and materiality play the most important roles in this house.

    El Trooper says:
  • I love art-deco-rural.

    bill says:
  • nice mailbox !

    amarla says:

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