Luxembourg-based architecture firm Metaform architecture developed in 2012 a discreet and minimalistic housing building in Weimerskirch, Luxembourg-City. The building consists of seven units and was built with the intent of inserting the residential building in its direct surroundings, a suburban area that consists of detached and solitary buildings.
A discreet and reduced architecture with hidden openings based on a compact and pure volume.
The monolithic appearance of the building was achieved through the use of fibre-cement panels. This ensured the facade was designed of a single light coloured material that helped preserve the discrete appearance within the neighbourhood.
The architectural composition of the different volumes creates a seamless facade that blurs the clear differentiation of the stacked floors; a characteristic often seen in a multi-storey housing building.
Each window has been individually conceived in order to frame different viewports or to manage the supply of natural lighting for the interior spaces. These lightly hidden openings play a major role in the desired sculptural image of this realization.
The architect’s goal was to develop a building that avoids falling into a typical subdivision standard, where all houses tend to look similar. Metaform architecture achieved to create an apartment building that stands out of the pattern, but in the same time does not compete with it.
Architect: Metaform architecture, Luxembourg
Location: Rue des Maraîchers, Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg
Client: ASARS Constructions, Luxembourg
Static Engineer: INCA, Niederanven, Luxembourg
Photographer: steve troes fotodesign
Surface: aprox. 1200 m²
Completion: July 2012
*All images and information courtesy of Metaform architecture.