House Z, Dudelange (L)

House Z, Dudelange (L)

This monolithic cube consists of a 30 cm-thick architectural concrete shell with board formwork . It is based on a quadratic ground plan with a grid pattern of 4.30 m which splits the square into nine sections. The grid pattern creates a clear ground plan structure and defines room size and proportion. On its street side the cube makes an enclosed, private impression. A 4.30 m x 4.30 m section sliced out of the garden side of the building creates a sheltered, roofed exterior area. Large-scale glazing offers pleasant views of the Johannisberg.

Dudelange (L)

Petra Schmitt, Jean-Paul Carvalho

Planning participants
Building structure: Gehl & Jacoby Ass. Ingénieurs-conseils, Luxembourg (L)
Consulting architectural concrete: Atelier J.-P. Aury, Colonard (F)

Project data
Designed: 2000
Realisation: 2003 - 2005
Usable space: 364 m2
Enclosed space: 1.762 m3

Building Owner Award Luxembourg 2008

Photographer: Lukas Roth, Cologne (D)