Conceived as a spiraling ribbon, this ultramodern metallic residence by architect Daniel Libeskind seems to transform into totally various shapes as you walk close to it, with two steeply angled extensions casting shadows in a way that’s suggestive of a sundial.
The two,000-square-foot 18.36.54 home derives its name from the 18 planes, 36 factors and 54 lines of the constant mirror-finish bronzed stainless steel surface that defines its living spaces.
The highly unusual silhouette paired with the mirror finish creates an impact that changes the house’s visual appeal altogether so that it is never seasoned the same way twice. It seems to be various from every single vantage level, time of day and day of the year, as nicely as with the weather.
Inside of the volumes developed by the shifting and folding ribbon are nestled individual spaces enclosed only with massive glass planes that practically disappear so the residence appears almost transparent and gives occupants with geometrically framed views of the meadows and distant foothills.
The sharply angled visuals of the exterior are continued within with walls, cabinetry and created-in furnishings handcrafted from locally harvested oak planks that support distinguish the kitchen, living, dining and sleeping regions without having cutting them off from each and every other.
Says the architect, “Challenging the two traditional and present day notions of ‘the residence in the landscape,’ this bold layout does not sacrifice itself to its organic setting, but selectively incorporates the aspects therein for the enhancement of both residence and landscape.”