In this issue, we highlight the Margaret Esherick House as the Project of the Month. Our How Design Enhances Your Health and Well-Being section focuses on views, and there is more about our projects under construction and what's going on in Luxembourg.
 
Newsletter - July, 2019
Views, light and natural materials in a living room in Roodt
 

Greetings from Sahar

Welcome to our July 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 Margaret Esherick House as the Project of the Month. Our How Design Enhances Your Health and Well-Being section focuses on views, and there is more about our projects under construction and what's going on in Luxembourg.

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Project of the Month: The Margaret Esherick House by Louis Kahn

At the time of his passing, Louis Kahn was considered to be the most one of the most prominent and influential architects in the world. His mastery of natural light and shadow are almost unrivalled. As the light changes through the day and seasons, the forms and spaces he created are continually transformed.

The small house he designed for Margaret Esherick in 1959 is considered to be an iconic work of Kahn's encapsulating his architectural vision and providing a wonderful solution for Ms. Esherick's desire for a one bedroom house full of books and reading nooks. Ms. Escherick owned and operated a bookstore and was an avid reader.

It is also possible to give credit to Mr. Kahn for developing some of the first mini-house ideas. For instance, the bathtub can be hidden under a sliding frame with a mattress so that it can become a bed. Click on the link to see and read more.

Overlapping terraces and open flowing spaces coming soon...

The construction of this "upside down" planned house situated on a sloping site in Junglinster is well under way. Extensive, overlapping terraces wrap around the home and will be integrated into the landscape surrounding it. Extensive glass walls will also allow the changing seasons to transform the harmoniously designed interiors. Click on the link to see renderings of what it will soon look like.

A Video Guide to Our Pre-Design Study Service

The consequence of inadequate upfront research of needs and options is like building a house on bad foundations. It's very expensive to change the foundations once you have started to build on top of them. But on the other hand, it's very easy to change them if they are simply lines on a plan.

This is what makes us different. We spend more time on the research than most other firms who rush their clients into the design phase. We take a different approach. Please click on the button and watch the video to learn more.

How design enhances your health and well-being: Views

You know that a view of a beautiful landscape is uplifting, but did you know that a visual connection to nature in your home can reduce your stress, create more positive emotional functioning, improve concentration, and lower your blood pressure and heart rate?

So what does this mean? Do you need a view of the Grand Canyon? Read this article to learn more about it.

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

After traveling the world on an artistic quest, Max Dauphin has settled in Luxembourg, creating figurative art work using mixed techniques and big formats in the ateliers of the Bamhaus collective. Selected among their residents for this exhibition, Max Dauphin has been greatly inspired by Carl Jung’s theory: The title, Inside Out, thus refers to the journey of introspection, examining one's own conscious thoughts and feelings.

The exhibit will be open daily from 11 am to 6 pm until September 1st at neimënster (Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster). Click on the image to learn more.

Saharchitects goes to...Royal-Hamilius and more

At Saharchitects, we like to stay on top of the latest in architecture and Luxemburg. In June, Sahar attended PaperJam's introduction to the Royal-Hamilius office and shopping center designed by Norman Foster. We also enjoyed the end of construction celebration held by Codur for their project in Neihaischen. Much more on that project coming soon.

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