Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Marxen House in Machtum, Luxembourg by Hermann & Valentiny and Partners
May 6th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Hermann & Valentiny and Partners
This house, too, lies in the vineyard with a wonderful view of the Moselle. It is in part a masonry building with a visibly screwed oak façade; in part it has a load-bearing timber and glass façade. The building encloses an internal courtyard on three sides and is oriented to the northeast, towards the Moselle. There, too, a large pool of water was positioned, which can also be used as a swimming pool. A footbridge leads across this pool to the entrance to the house.
The house is completely transparent towards the Moselle and the internal courtyard; in contrast towards the slope and on the sides openings are used very sparingly. The articulation of the building nevertheless allows light to enter from the slope side. Terraces – to the southwest, to the east – are positioned in such a way that they use and make one aware of the various visual relationships and the different moods of light during the day.
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