18.36.54 House by Daniel Libeskind
This awesome house designed by architect Daniel Libeskind is situated on a 54 acre site with large oak trees and historic low stacked stone walls. The very unusual numeric name, 18.36.54 is based on the design of living space which is formed by a spiraling ribbon of 18 planes, defined by 36 points connected by 54 lines. Here is a description from the architects, “The architectural form generates distinctive interior spaces while framing both near and distant landscape scenes. Large glass planes virtually disappear within the ribbon, allowing unimpeded picturesque views of 18th century hay meadows and 250 year-old oaks.
The interior finishes are all designed specifically for the residence, from the seating areas to the cabinetry. Circulation through kitchen, living, dining, and sleeping areas is seamless and free-flowing, as is the distinction between interior and exterior space. Challenging both traditional and modern notions of “the house in the landscape,” this design gives nothing of itself up to its natural setting, but selectively incorporates the elements therein for the enhancement of both house and landscape.”
Image Copyright: Nikolas Koenig, Courtesy: Studio Daniel Libeskind