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Single Family House / Wizja Architects

  • Architects: Wizja Architects
  • Location: Burów, Poland
  • Architects: Wizja Architects
  • Lead Designer: Stanisław Deńko
  • Project Team: Łukasz Pióro, Ewa Idzikowska, Robert Koprowski
  • Interior Design: Maria Łukasiewicz — Rudkowska
  • Area: 233.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Wojciech Kryński

© Wojciech Kryński © Wojciech Kryński © Wojciech Kryński © Wojciech Kryński

From the architect. 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.

© Wojciech Kryński
© Wojciech Kryński

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.

© Wojciech Kryński
© Wojciech Kryński

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.

© Wojciech Kryński
© Wojciech Kryński
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