Designed by Metaform Architects and winner of the ‘Building of the Year’ award from ArchDaily in 2011, the apartment building located in Luxembourg is a well deserved recipient.
One of the most interesting elements of the design is the intergration between art and architecture, which Luxembourgish post-graffiti artist SUMO helped to create. Part of the reason behind this art-architecture concept was to create a flexible, illuminating effect for the building, giving it a personality of it’s own.
Using open stairs and partitions of glass flooring, the designers have created a beautiful flow throughout the apartments, complimenting the uniqueness and concept of the design.
The materials and colours used differ noticably from the neighbouring buildings. By day, the sun shines on the black structure, illuminating it and making it warm and inviting. By night, the building blends in with the darkness of the night, being animated by the lit intergrated-art and the cars passing by.