Luckhardt, Architect’s house, Berlin, Germany, 1957
Luckhardt, Architect’s house, Berlin, Germany, 1957.
The house, completed in 1957, shows a great example of contrast between stone and glass and presents an excellent connection with the garden. The perfect organization of living and working spaces is one of the best examples of German post-war architecture. Horizontal proportions, great simplicity and balance of materials are the characteristics of Luckhardt’s aesthetic reform.
The flat roof and the long sequence of stained glass windows do not underscore the linearity and desire for transparency and light. The “skeleton” of the house is consisting of transversal beams placed longitudinally, allowing large glass openings with frameless windows and dividing the space harmoniously.
- Wassili Luckhardt, Casa dell’architetto Wassili Luckhardt a Berlino, Architettura : cronache e storia, Vol. 4, June 1958, p 115
Gin Joen Yau