The Hercule house in Luxembourg might be a simple box, but it’s likely the fanciest box you’ve ever seen. Built from concrete, reflective glass, and wood, the materials rise above their commonality to create a stunning and unexpected modern abode.
Architecture studio 2001 designed the house with a glassy front facade that reflects the surrounding landscape like an infinity room. The home’s front door is built into the slope of the land; visitors enter the house almost like waking into a bunker.
Once inside, the house opens into the lowest of three floors where there’s a sprawling living space that includes the kitchen, dining area, and living room that opens onto an enclosed patio. Upstairs, three bedrooms and bathrooms comprise the part of the house that juts up from the plot of land.
The entire house adheres to a consistent palette of concrete, wood, and glass, resulting in a home that luxuriates in details—large, open bathrooms, parquet wood flooring in the bedrooms—rather than sheer variety.