In this issue, we highlight the Farnsworth house designed by Mies van der Rohe as the Project of the Month. We are proud of our lighting article being published in Wunnen, and you can read more about our projects under construction and what's going on in Luxembourg.
 
Newsletter - October, 2019
Natural light and materials with an elegant, sophisticated simplicity. A renovation in Goetzingen.
 

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Welcome to our October newsletter. We hope that you find it an interesting, educational, and fun way to keep in touch with us.

 
In this issue, we highlight the Farnsworth house designed by Mies van der Rohe as the Project of the Month. We are proud of our lighting article being published in Wunnen, and you can read more about our projects under construction and what's going on in Luxembourg.

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Project of the Month:
The Farnsworth House
Designed by Mies van der Rohe

"Nature, too, shall live its own life. We must beware not to disrupt it with the color of our houses and interior fittings. Yet we should attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together into a higher unity."
- Mies van der Rohe

For many, the minimalist approach of the iconic modernist architect, Mies van der Rohe, was more about steel and glass than about a relationship with nature, but it was the context of his work that was at the heart of his desire to reduce the architecture to it's essence.

Raised more than a meter in the air by eight steel columns, the building only touches the ground lightly, and the creation of a central, functional core surrounded by the living and sleeping spaces allows for all of the exterior walls to be made of glass from floor to ceiling. This means that you feel as if you are outside no matter where you are in the house.

Commissioned in 1947 by Dr. Edith Farnsworth, the house has not been without scandals and dramatic tales. Click on the green button below to watch the three part television program about this iconic work of architecture.

Restoring a sense of simple elegance to a home in Goetzingen

Set on the outskirts of the village of Goetzingen was a house that was a strange mixture of modern and medieval. Although it was situated on a stunning landscape, the house was dark with small rooms and a bathroom in what looked like an an odd archery tower made of reinforced concrete.

It was clear that much needed to be done. The tower was demolished and an extension was designed to elongate and open up the living area along the back terrace overlooking the fields and forest. Full height windows and sliding glass doors surround the new spaces allowing natural light in and a flow between inside and out.

The extension was also designed to include an outdoor hot tub with a sunken, private terrace and sauna. The two new basement rooms of the extension can access the terrace directly to sit in the sun and relax.

Click on the button below to see more of this renovation and extension in Goetzingen.

How Lighting Affects Your Health and Well-being Published in Wunnen Magazine

We are proud to announce that our article about how lighting affects your health and well-being has been published in the September / October issue of the Luxembourg design magazine, Wunnen!

The magazine article entitled "Comment l’éclairage influe sur votre santé et votre bien-être" is in French, but if you wish to read it in English, click on the green button below to go to our News Post, " How Design Enhances Your Health and Well-Being: Lighting".

Crossword Puzzle of the Month

Have fun with our crossword puzzle of the month. Just click on the image to get the pdf which you can print out and fill in.

Last Month's Solution

Upcoming Luxembourg Events

Night at the Museums takes place on October 12th! Starting in the evening, the museums of Luxembourg will be open at night. There will be guided and illuminated tours, workshops, screenings, tastings, live shows, and DJ's that will all create a very special atmosphere. Click on the image below of for a list of the participating museums and how to get tickets.

Saharchitects Goes To...The EU Court of Justice

Don't worry, Saharchitects isn't in trouble! We just wanted to visit the inauguration of the third tower of the European Court of Justice designed by the Parisian architect, Dominique Perrault. The Luxembourg Center for Architecture held a presentation and conference with Mr. Perrault and Bernard Plattner, an architect with Renzo Piano's firm who designed the new Paris Courthouse. It was an excellent presentation and interesting evening!

 
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