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.
Cité Jardin In Luxembourg City By Steinmetzdemeyer Architectes Urbanistes
September 6th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Steinmetzdemeyer Architectes Urbanistes
This extension of an ancient working home of modest size in a city garden in periphery of Luxembourg offers an a typical definite resolution allowing to take the best advantage of all possibilities of enlargement allowed by urban regulation in force.
Allowed extension of volume were taken as a block-able, which was sculpted to find an architectural and definite coherence in group by drawing inspiration from the particular geometry of the existent roofing. wood established itself both as building materials all over its lightness and its easiness of implementation at the back of existent building and as materials of finishing with its silver-plated grey patina going together with the existent surfaces of roofing.
Wood established itself both as building materials all over its lightness and its easiness of implementation at the back of existent building and as materials of finishing with its silver-plated grey patina going together with the existent surfaces of roofing.
This extension of an ancient modest house in a early twentieth century “cité jardin” in the periphery of Luxembourg-City proposes an atypical formal resolution in taking the best advantages of all possibilities of enlargement allowed by the local urban regulations.
The small opportunities to add volumes to the existing house were assembly together and considered as a block to be sculpted in order to find a unique expression and bring a new coherence to the house and its extension. The inspiration of context and existing roof geometry gave the final shape to the project.
Wood established itself both as the perfect building material by its lightness and its easiness off implementation at the back of the house, as the ideal finishing material by its silver grey patina and the vibration of the surface given by the rhythm of the cladding.
A big steel window opens the ground floor to the garden. Others openings are very simple roof-windows placed random on the volume to catch light and views in preserving the intimacy of the sleeping rooms behind. This small project finds its interest in creating an uncommon object transforming the everyday life of the inhabitants and their neighbourhood.
Proofread by: Anand Gangal
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