A unique weekend retreat in a gorgeous setting

Inspired by the design of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, completed in 1998 by architect Daniel Libeskind, this unique living space entitled ‘18.36.54 House’ in Connecticut was formed. The 3,000 square foot weekend retreat is a mass of spiraling ribbon with 18 planes, defined by 36 points connected by 54 lines. This pure and dynamic architectural form generates distinctive interior spaces while dramatically framing both near and distant landscape scenes. Large glass planes virtually disappear within the ribbon, allowing unimpeded picturesque views of 18th century hay meadows and giant oaks.

Circulation through kitchen, living, dining, and sleeping areas is seamless and free-flowing, as is the distinction between interior and exterior space. The exterior façade of the home is clad in stainless steel paneling and on the interior of the roof is dark oak to give warmth to the space. Challenging both traditional and modern notions of “the house in the landscape,” this design gives nothing of itself up to its natural setting, but selectively incorporates the elements therein for the enhancement of both house and landscape. Via

Visit the website of Studio Daniel Libeskind here.