Single Family House / Wizja Architects

© Wojciech Kryński

Architects: Wizja Architects
Location: Burów,
Lead Designer: Stanisław Deńko
Project Team: Łukasz Pióro, Ewa Idzikowska, Robert Koprowski
Interior Design: Maria Łukasiewicz — Rudkowska
Project area: 233 sqm
Project year: 2007
Photographs: Wojciech Kryński

© Wojciech Kryński

The house is situated in Burow, a village that lies in vicinity of Krakow, Poland. The site is placed on a south slope that is gently descending towards a valley, one of the characteristic features of the regional landscape.

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The main idea behind the project, was to create a contemporary interpretation of a traditional single family house of the Małopolska region. In an attempt to achieve this, we have simplified the local building form, through a search for clear building edges. The façade materials were restricted to Siberian larch accompanied by glass. The retaining wall in the southern part of the site, was made from raw reinforced concrete.

One of the most noticeable building’s features is a 3,2 x 4,5 m window, that came from a clients desire to have a panoramic view from the living room on a distant airport, which enables watching airplanes start or land.

Cite: "Single Family House / Wizja Architects" 24 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 May 2015. <>
  • Holcim Awards

    Beautiful use of materials. I love when things are uniformly wrapped in one material.

  • as

    the design is really nice, cosy and modern at the same time! Panormaic window and the view from the salon make an impression- nothing but seat there with a cup of coffee and relax!

  • Martin

    How did they achieve the colour of the timber cladding?

    • dropqube

      might be naturally withered

  • eili

    very beautiful. not too big, no waste of material.
    what else do you need?
    i love it !!

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