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By the Way House / KWK Promes

  • 02:00 - 1 August, 2018
By the Way House / KWK Promes
By the Way House / KWK Promes, © Juliusz Sokoàowski
© Juliusz Sokoàowski

© Olo Studio © Jarosàaw Syrek © Juliusz Sokoàowski © Olo Studio + 43

  • Collaboration

    Katarzyna Furgalińska, Izabela Kaczmarczyk, Dorota Żurek, Piotr Tokarski, Magdalena Adamczak, Aleksandra Stolecka
  • Interior Designer

    Robert Konieczny – KWK Promes
  • Landscape architecture

    Robert Konieczny – KWK Promes
  • Structural engineering

    Zbigniew Błaszczak, Krzysztof Hibner
  • General contractor

    Local contractor
  • Site area

    7136 m2
  • Gross covered area

    242 m2
  • Usable floor area

    598,9 m2
  • Volume

    1814,8 m3
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© Jarosàaw Syrek
© Jarosàaw Syrek

Text description provided by the architects. Our client had a beautiful, huge plot on the hill near the river. He had also some strange wishes: to copy his existing, a bit boring interiors from his previous flat and put living space on the 1st floor.

© Olo Studio
© Olo Studio
© Olo Studio
© Olo Studio
© Juliusz Sokoàowski
© Juliusz Sokoàowski

The main inspiration turned out to be the road, which had to be there anyway to reach the middle of the plot, where the house was planned to stand. We thought, what would happen if we lifted “the way” and "wrapped it around" these ugly interiors. Then we brought it back to the garden level, leading it trough the steep hill to reach the river, in the same time not cutting out any tree. 

© Olo Studio
© Olo Studio
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© Olo Studio
© Olo Studio

 The road shaped the entire building - its floors, walls and ceilings, becoming the main motif of the project. Apparently absurd customer wishes resulted with incredible view from the living room and thanks to this idea we managed to connect living space with the garden and gain much more. 

© Jarosàaw Syrek
© Jarosàaw Syrek

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© Juliusz Sokoàowski

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