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Housing Complex / medusagroup

  • 01:00 - 15 September, 2010
Housing Complex / medusagroup
Housing Complex / medusagroup, © Miłosz Jaksik
© Miłosz Jaksik

© Miłosz Jaksik © Miłosz Jaksik © Miłosz Jaksik © Miłosz Jaksik +49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Katowice, Poland
  • Principals

    Przemo Lukasik, Lukasz Zagała
  • Project Team

    Dawid Beil, Rafał Dziedzic, Kuba Pudo, Tomasz Majewski, Dominik Jaksik, Maria Jaksik, Justyna Siwińska, Agnieszka Szewera, Dominika Marek
  • Structural Engineering

    Statyk
  • Investor

    Millenium Inwestycje sp. z o.o.
  • Area

    8914.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. Two buildings of the complex were designed as gallery-type buildings placed parallelly to each other with wide boulevard between them. The third one is an apartment building. The authors' ambition was to break pejorative reception of buildings of this type in Poland: infamous legacy of realizations in 70'. The humanized space of mini park between the buildings and galleries protected with glass against weather conditions are to create an attractive neighborhood space which usually does not exist in typical block of flats with staircase.

Northern building

Northern building is a five storey one with underground parking (shared with the apartment building). Communication with 3 galleries - a solid with staircase and elevator adheres on the east side. Building form is simple with galleries on the north side and a series of balconies on the south. The whole building was plastered in graphite colour while only the last storey has wooden siding. Additionally balconies are separated from each other with wooden openwork screens. Windows were designed in woodwork as porte fenetres. On the outside each window is closed by glass barrier. The galleries are screened by glass plates and their walls are covered with fibre-plasterboards in intensive yellow colour. Services functions are located on the ground level – these were glazed on the level's circumference with big shop windows.

© Miłosz Jaksik
© Miłosz Jaksik

Southern building

Southern building is of gallery typology created as a result of superposition of terraced housing. Building form is simple and designed in contemporary stylistics. Elevations are finished with graphite coloured plaster and partially with wooden siding.

The building has two level dwellings. The lower part with independent entrances on the passage side and garden on the south side is covered by two-level apartments accessible from the gallery located on the last storey (on the north side). Daytime part was designed on the entrance level whereas bedrooms are one level lower.

© Miłosz Jaksik
© Miłosz Jaksik

On both sides of the gallery there are external staircases of which the east one has elevator. Staircases were made of architectural concrete.

Apartment building

Because of its location (the central part of the housing estate) and high standard this building is to be the main dominant of the estate. It was designed as six-storey building with underground parking in "cage" arrangement. There are 10 luxury apartments – 2 on each floor. The residential part of the building lies on the socle withdrawn to the inside. The socle holds entrance hall with elevator and staircase and room meant for services. The elevations: northern, eastern and western are designed as a facade with porte fenetres. On the southern elevation there are terraces covered with openwork screens made of wooden planks. All elevations are finished with graphite coloured plaster.

© Miłosz Jaksik
© Miłosz Jaksik

Boulevard

Between the buildings there is internal and wide public boulevard. Recreational space is located in the central part of the boulevard and is surrounded by hardened pavement on both sides. Children's playground is situated on the south-western part and is surrounded by urbanized green.

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31 Comments

Carpenter · September 17, 2010

Better shape for this complex should be like this -> \\/, not II. Because all the time neighbours staring one at each other, when they are @ home.

ralf · September 16, 2010

ma?gorzata wez sie zrywaj stad! nikt nie slucha cie ani tu ani na bryle! te twoje komentarze o kant dupy idzie rozbic - zero kreatywnosci? atrakcyjnosci? a kim ty jestes zeby innych oceniac? zwyklym konstruktorem - nikim wiecej. wiec moze zajmij sie liczeniem momentow od tego twojego t?pego potakiwania ze wszystko jest zle i do bani. troche szacunku!

margaret green · September 16, 2010

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Gosia Kung, AIA · September 16, 2010

More news from Poland (my home country). Housing Complex in Katowice. http://fb.me/DQSKryhJ

noname · September 16, 2010

brawo ?l?sk!!!

Ma?gorzata · September 16, 2010

Zero of creativeness, zero of attractiveness, nothing interesting, total mediocrity.

pero · September 16, 2010

very nice buildings, love to see thing gettin' better and better in past few years in poland.

margaret green · September 16, 2010

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SB · September 16, 2010

Bravo!

zwierzak · September 16, 2010

brawo brawo.

@bartek - mo?e masz brudny monitor? ;]

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Yorik · September 16, 2010

Agree with goran, this is how it should be. Excellent job!

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Bartek · September 16, 2010

Wstydziliby?cie si? pokazywa? ?wiatu zdj?cia takiej jako?ci !! To jest ogromne przedsi?wzi?cie za grub? kas?, a po?a?owali?cie na fotografa z CZYSTYM obiektywem !!!!!!!!!!
WSTYD !!!!!!!!!!!!

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er · September 15, 2010

a takie to srednie

Paula Lopes · September 15, 2010
goran · September 15, 2010

now, this is how things should be

ppp · September 15, 2010

great job right from Silesia!

bolej · September 15, 2010

It's realy great housing complex.Pleasure for eyes.I love the courtyard, detail of entrance to the apartments on the first floor. Great medusa!!!

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