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Modern Polish House in Opole
Contemporary Home Poland design by kwk promes architects
15 Jun 2006
Aatrial House Poland
Design: kwk promes Architects
Title: Aatrial House
Location: Opole, Poland
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One hectare site near the forest, where the building is designed has only one weak point: south-western access. An obvious conflict develops between the driveway and the garden.
The idea arose to lower the driveway in order to separate it from the garden. This prompted another idea – of a driveway leading inside to the ground floor level, from underneath the building, which became possible thanks to the creation of an inner atrium with the driveway in it.
New type of house
As a result, the building opens up onto all sides with its terraces in an unrestricted manner, and the only way to get into the garden is through the atrium and the house.
This in turn has made it possible to obtain a new spatial model of the house, which is the reverse of an atrial building. The aatrial house is closed to the inside and opened to the surroundings.
Structure and materials
The gateway is situated in the highest point of the site sloping to the east side. The 10 metres wide driveway following slope’s declivity, was additionally lowered underneath the ground level, while the garden was partly raised above this level.
As a result, the garden is separated from the driveway and the surroundings with a 2.5m high retaining wall. The building was situated on the garden level. For the sake of neighboring buildings, typical polish “cube – houses” arisen it 1970’s, the structure of the house results from various transformations of a cube.
As a result of stretching and bending particular surfaces of the cube, all the walls, floors and ceilings were defined, together with inner aatrium and terraces. This principle of formation has not only created the structure of the house, but also defined interior and exterior architecture, including use of materials.
The building is a reinforced concrete monolith, and concrete is at the same time the finishing material of the transformed cube, while all additional elements are finished with dark ebony. The driveway and retaining walls were made out of quarried granite blocks, the material characteristic for the surroundings.
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kwk promes – Polish architecture office
Opole is a city in southern Poland, located on the Oder River. It has a population of around 126,000 and is the capital of the Upper Silesia.
Location: Opole, Poland, eastern Europe
Architecture in Poland
Polish Architectural Designs – architectural selection below:
Polish Architecture Designs – chronological list
New British Embassy, Warsaw
Design: Tony Fretton Architects
British Embassy Poland
Polish Houses by kwk promes architects – Selection
OUTrial House, Ksíazenice
Polish house by kwk promes architects
Polish home by kwk promes architects
Slab House, Poznan, western Poland
Design: Mode: Lina
photograph : Patryk Lewinsk
Slab House, Poznan
This residential property project came into existence in the suburbs of Poznan on one of many hills surrounding the city. It was not an easy task – architects from mode:lina had to inscribe the building’s form into all too steep hill’s slope.
Cichy House, Czerwionka—Leszczyny, Silesia, southern Poland
photograph : Juliusz Sokolowski
House in Czerwionka—Leszczyny
The form of a detached house was created as a response to the unique site conditions. The existing sound screen does not fully act as noise barriers.
kwk promes architects
This Katowice architecture studio has this design philosophy:
“Finding a good concept is the most significant moment of the whole design process in our studio. All the spatial solutions, the object’s form and function, the use of materials and even details, which we always try to reduce to a minimum – everything comes out of this initial idea. The whole design process is consequently subordinated to a legible concept. It is quite intriguing as it lets us break up with formal habits, favourite shapes, tested solutions and move towards something new. When we start working on a project we never know what it’s going to look like in the end. And this is the most fascinating part of it.”
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