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Eco-chic Home, Luxembourg

Steinmetz De Meyer Architects a Luxembourg-based design studio has designed a low energy house in Luxembourg.

According to the architects: “This single-family house with three facades and five bedrooms is the result of an optimisation of areas and volume of living space according to the town-planning specifications in this housing district of Luxembourg City dominated by inter-connected houses.

“An outside courtyard on the ground floor, laid out between the dining room and the living room, generates a very strong interpenetration between inside and outside: the garden with its swimming pool and the wooden decks comes into the house

“This courtyard encircled by a portico and fitted with a velum is experienced, depending whether the large sliding windows are open or closed, as an outdoor space being part of the garden, or as an indoor space being part of the contemporary Luxembourg house.

“The space of the house itself and the noblest living spaces are ever-changing according to the season and way of life.

“Once again it is the drawings of the lines and the white volumes that confer coherence to these complex and mixed areas of the house and its garden.

“Special attention should be paid the principles of low energy construction that could be integrated to this complex and daring volumetric composition, which optimises the openings to the south and west, and favours a more massive composition to the north and east , while giving an un-to-date, coherent and relevant impression. Images courtesy of Christof Weber.

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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April 5, 2012 | Property | View comments

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