Review of the style
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REVIEW OF THE STYLE (architecture and interiors – assets)

Coat of arms of Villa Luginsland

A richly decorated baroque coat of arms adorns the portico of Villa Luginsland. The coat of arms, which is carved in sandstone identical to that used on the entire facade of the building, shows two shields, left and right. The left shield, its upper part made of concave and convex diagonal stripes (in the original yellow and black) and the profile of a Moor’s head refer to the coat of arms of the Tuchers. The right shield shows the German imperial eagle. In the upper part of the coat of arms, there is a bust of a Moor on the left and the German Empire eagle on the right. In the light of the above, the coat of arms of Villa Luginsland refers to the history of the Tucher family and to German nationality, which is symbolized by the imperial eagle.

The Tucher family’s coat of arms of around 1605.
Image: Johann Siebmacher, Johann Siebmachers Wappenbuch. Die bibliophilen Taschenbücher 538, 2.
verb. Aufl , Dortmund 1989

The portico of Villa Luginsland
Image: ®Luginsland Limited

Coat of arms of the German Empire

Flower of Life – a simplified version of the Symbol, which is one of the many forms of „sacred geometry”. It is an interesting pattern which has appeared in religious contexts around the world over several
millennia. This sign can be seen in the cultures of ancient Assyria, India, Asia, the Middle East, and later medieval culture and art.
Additionally, window joinery, doors and external metalwork can be viewed as important decorative elements, constituting significant stylistic components.

The Moorish head, Villa Luginsland
Image: ®Luginsland Limited

Also, the Moorish heads seated above the main entrance and on the facade function as a stylistic curiosity.

Villa Luginsland
Image: ®Luginsland Limited

The use of the images of Moors (Moorish heads) on the facade probably refers to the history of the family and the coat of arms, but with regard to colonialism and racial relations at that time, it is a unique practice which constitutes another interesting thread to explore. We are delighted with the multitude of hidden meanings and threads appearing in the details of the building. It is quite certain that more such threads will emerge during the renovation.
With limited biographical information about the life of Baron Tucher, the Villa is a puzzle which will inspire many questions and fill in the gaps in the biography of the Baron and also the history of the building.