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House in Slate / RS+

  • 02:00 - 6 February, 2016
House in Slate / RS+
House in Slate / RS+, © Tomasz Zakrzewski
© Tomasz Zakrzewski
  • Architects

  • Location

    Katowice, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Robert Skitek
  • Area

    241.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Tomasz Zakrzewski +22

  • Collaborator

    Jakub Zygmunt
  • Structure

    Jan Kostorz
© Tomasz Zakrzewski
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

From the architect. The house is located in a quiet district in the south of Katowice. There was an orchard with apple trees on the existing plot. The neighboring building and zoning plan imposed pitched roof geometry.

© Tomasz Zakrzewski
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

The building is located along the road to cut off private garden from the street. The gable windowless walls are as close as possible to the neighboring plots. Main black solid  with pitched roof, is fully clad with slate. The distinctive frontal diagonal line of the hood is lowering in accordance with lowered bedroom's floor above the garage.

© Tomasz Zakrzewski
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

All the windows in the black solid, including the roof, are  strip windows.

The main body is pierced by contrast, heavily glazed, white cubic element, which houses living area. Living room is completely ejected outside the main solid to catch southern light, completely glazed two walls widely open it for a garden with apple trees.

Section AA
Section AA
Section DD
Section DD

On the ground floor classically there is open space living area with guest room, utility room and garage for two cars. First/upper Floor accommodates the sleeping area, child's room, work room and an open mezzanine with a bookcase. All the separate rooms on the first floor are lit from the east.

© Tomasz Zakrzewski
© Tomasz Zakrzewski
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