In Progress: Auto-Family House / KWK PROMES

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Architects: KWK PROMES
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Project Year: 2012
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The only access to the plot is from the south, effecting in a conflict between the driveway and the garden to be designed. Therefore, the garden and the house is elevated to the level +1 while the entrance stays at the level 0.

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For the inhabitants comfort the driveway leads them to the garden, creating easy connection between two floors. To preserve the garden intimacy, that could be disturbed with an entrance, the driveway was covered with green roof and walls. As a result the created tunnel rises up into the garden and becomes the house.

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The house owner is an art collector what inspired the idea of joining together: the entrance, the driveway and his gallery of paintings located in the tunnel. Therefore, the living space expanded after adding the driveway and the car is now an integral part of the interior.

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Nowadays the houses are located in the suburbs and the outskirts of the city. Thus, the car plays a significant role as a main transport. As a result, we enter the house driving in through the garage and the main entrance is hardly used. In Autofamily House the garage, a typical part of the ‘unclean’ zone, is now the representative entrancedriveway section.

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Therefore, a new typology of a family house is defined by joined entrance and driveway that now is a part of the clean zone. The moment of driving in the garage becomes a pleasant experience. Thanks to this solution and today’s technology, the car is getting more and more important as it improves the quality and comfort of life, while being an excellent element of interior design.

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Cite: Cifuentes, Fabián. "In Progress: Auto-Family House / KWK PROMES" 19 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=273160>

9 comments

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    KWK Promes – architects from Silesia. Auto Family house has similar concept to the aatrial house, developed couple years ago. Even though, another interesting project.

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    A bit of an overkill this time Mr. Konieczny. Overworked and out of proportion. If I was to be harsh if not rude: a monster. But I am not, I am neither one. So… pudło tym razem (a miss this time). :)

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        What do you want me to say marky? I do not like it – simple like that. He (was it him?) went way too far this time around in my opinion. Do not mess up with “”Polish” adjective. It has nothing to do here. Besitos!

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      I am not getting you, marky. You don’t like my comments or the fact that ‘the whole world has to know about it’? I do have a rigth to not like something, don’t I? And why I do not like this particular project of Mr. Konieczny I guess I was clear enough above. So what is your ponint marky? Muchos besos y abrazos :)

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      i’m not trying to jump into anyone’s argument here… but is this not what this forum is about?? COMMENTING??

      so i guess that not the entire world will know he does not like it… just the people that read this section (not so many, anyway)

      and no, i do not like it either. i think this house is an exaggerated “homage to the automobile”.

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