In the January issue of Architectural Digest, prolific minimalist starchitect Richard Meier admits that he prefers designing museums, corporate headquarters, and international luxury condo towers to single-family home projects these days, but he recently made an exception for a Luxembourg-based couple desperate for the starchitect—whose pricey homes are undeniably pretty spectacular—to transform their sloping, difficult piece of land into a family residence. At first Meier balked at the project, remembering the site as "sort of sloping the wrong way, and that made it difficult to think about how you would enter the house," but eventually conceded and built this very epic signature glass-and-aluminum paneled home.
The rectangular three-story structure has a garage tucked ever-so-discreetly into the hillside. Inside, the sleek, white living room—half of which stands at double height to make way for a wall of windows—is minimally outfitted with just a sofa, daybed, and stunning floor lamp designed by architect Shigeru Ban. The glossy white kitchen and dining room are similarly bare, save for accents of funky lighting fixtures and the leather-upholstered chairs. While the whole space shares a certain sleekness, the open, airy design keeps the place from feeling chilly or spare. Architectural Digest has more shots of the early wood models of the home, plus the interior gallery, right this way.
· Richard Meier Designs a Minimalist Home In Luxembourg [Architectural Digest]
· Richard Meier's Stunning Architectural Models [Architectural Digest]
· All Richard Meier coverage [Curbed National]