Extreme home? Yes. The 18.36.54 House by Studio Daniel Libeskind is an angular wonder of a modern house. The exteriors are done in a mirror-finish bronzed stainless steel, I don’t think I have ever seen this exterior finish, it is quite intriguing. Just from the pictures you can see how the exteriors react with light, sometimes it looks like a mirrored house and other times it looks like brown wood planks. The interiors have some pretty amazing angles as well. could you live in this place? I think I could adjust!
This figure, situated on 54 bucolic acres in western Connecticut is clad in mirror-finish bronzed stainless steel and, as such, is never experienced the same way twice. It’s reflective luster accentuates and exaggerates environmental changes as weather, time-of-day, and seasons turn around it. Within the planes of the ribbon, enclosure is achieved via large glass planes which virtually disappear.
“The interior finishes, cabinetry, and built-in furniture are custom handcrafted from locally harvested oak planks. These elements, along with subtle elevation changes in the concrete floor distinguish the kitchen, living, dining, and sleeping areas without separating them.”
Images are © Nikolas Koenig