18.36.54

Studio Daniel Libeskind's First Residence

Designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind as a private country guest home for an artist couple living in New York City, the stainless steel exterior was design engineered, produced, and installed by Zahner. The building is skinned with a bronze interference-coated stainless steel. The surface is polished with a mirror finish which reflects the surrounding landscape with muted dark tones. This finish combined with the complex angles give the small residence a sense of visual unpredictability, changing with its landscape and daylight in unexpected ways.

The project 18.36.54 was titled so for its distinct number of planes, points, and lines, each corresponding to its title.  Architect Daniel Libeskind explains, "The living space of this Connecticut residence is formed by a spiraling ribbon of 18 planes, defined by 36 points connected by 54 lines. This pure and dynamic architectural form generates distinctive interior spaces while dramatically framing both near and distant landscape scenes."

The residence is located in Connecticut, and serves as a weekend get-away for the New York art-world couple who commissioned Libeskind for the high-profile (but small) structure situated less than two hours from the city.  

Below are photos taken as construction neared completion for the Zahner phase of the project in mid-2010.  The high reflectivity of the stainless steel gives the surface an enormous range of tone based on the colors of the surrounding landscape. 

Overhead view of the Connecticut residence, designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Overhead view of the Connecticut residence, designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

The metal skin wraps the roof of the residence

The metal skin wraps the roof of the residence.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Zahner installer stands in front of the Residence in Connecticut designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Zahner Field Operative stands in front of the Residence in Connecticut designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

Detail of the Private Residence in Connecticut designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Detail of the Private Residence in Connecticut designed by Studio Daniel Libeskind.
Photo © A. Zahner Co.

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