Broken House / KWK PROMES

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Katowice, Poland
  • Architects: KWK PROMES: KWK Promes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2002

Text description provided by the architects. The building is located on the outskirts of Katowice, near a forest, on land deteriorated by 4th category mining damage, where tectonic faults are a possibility. Hence the connotation of uplifted layers of soil, interwoven with one another, which was the inspiration for the form of the house.

Broken House / KWK PROMES - Brick, Facade

Its structural design comprises rectangular solids contrasting with the ribbon - like structure which winds around them after it emerges from the ground. It is the leitmotif of the building, combining a variety of functions: starting with the swimming pool to the living room with a fireplace and then to the bedroom upstairs.

A noteworthy feature of the ramp is elimination of stoops. Such a solution was achieved by bending the surface of the course, which made it possible to keep its outer edges straight, without bends typical for such structures.

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Cite: "Broken House / KWK PROMES" 30 Dec 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

Broken House / KWK PROMES

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