A Crystal Growing from Rock

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Image courtesy © Studio Daniel Libeskind, Photography by SDL, Frank Marburger, Screen ID

Like a crystal growing from rock, a dramatic structure emerges from the ground.  The Villa, Daniel Libeskind’s first signature series home, creates a new dialogue between contemporary living and a completely new experience of space. Built from premium materials, this German-made, sculptural living space meets the highest standards in design, craftsmanship and sustainability. It is unique at every turn, offering maximum insulation and durability, cutting-edge technologies and compliance with some of the toughest energy-saving standards across the world.  Studio Daniel Libeskind worked with proportion GmbH on this project.

Libeskind’s Villa awakens the senses: light floods through glass expanses, clean lines invite calm, elegant halls and staircases offer seamless transitions. Symbolically and physically, the Villa’s connection with nature is uninterrupted, offering ample natural light and open spaces.

A trio of interlocking architectural bands envelop the Villa in striking angles, creating an asymmetrical interior of spiraling, two-story peaks and smooth transitions to secluded terraces. The entrance hall leads to a 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.

Client: proportion GmbH

Structural Engineer: Martin Augenstein, Werner Zuber
Building Engineers: Hans-Dieter Hammer, Roland Jockel
Consulting Architect: Achim Dannenberg

Image Credits:
© Screen ID, Image 09
© SDL, Image 10
© Frank Marburger: Images 01-08

Posted by George Chronopoulos
Posted on June 22nd, 2011
in Architecture