"18.36.54". It almost seems like an anonymous IP address, instead it’s a villa in the shape of an abstract nest, with bronze reflections, built by studio Daniel Libeskind in western Connecticut, in a forest of oaks, hickories and maples.
The name comes from its geometric-architectural composition: 18 planes, 36 points and 54 lines that define almost 2400 square yards arranged in the form of a spiral.
Covered by a skin of burnished steel, its surface changes according to the weather, time and season that envelopes it. The heart of the structure is closed on itself in a composition of glass facades.
The interiors, finishes and built-in furniture are handcrafted out of oak wood locally harvested and worked. An architectural stratagem, the subtle elevation changes in the corridor, distinguishes the various spaces.
A direct challenge to traditional and contemporary ideas of a home surrounded by green, where the borders between interior and exterior fade, without sacrificing what is constructed for what is natural, but incorporating elements of both to enhance the synergies.
Photos via daniel-libeskind.com