House in the Mountains / Kropka Studio

House in the Mountains / Kropka Studio

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Bielsko-Biała, Poland
  • Architects: Kropka Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Photographs Photographs:  Maciej Lulko
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Ruukki, Aluprof
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Text description provided by the architects. House in the mountains is the modest, rural home for a 5-person family. It is situated next to Bielsko-Biała, on a longish, sloping site, in Beskid Śląski mountains. It is set in green, hilly scenery with a great view over the mountainous landscape and the nearby valley. The two-story building was integrated into the slope so that only the upper black volume was visible from the driveway. It is crowned with a traditional pitched roof covered with standing seam metal cladding.

© Maciej Lulko
© Maciej Lulko

The same material covers also the facade of this part of the building. This volume is additionally cut with a glass connector separating the main day zone from the bedroom. Windows of this level are designed in a way to provide southwestern lighting and scenic views of the surrounding mountain landscape. The lower floor, partially sunken into the hill, has been finished with architectural concrete slabs.

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© Maciej Lulko
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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© Maciej Lulko

The lower level of the house includes an entrance area, garage with a technical room and three bedrooms for children. This story on three sides is located below the existing ground level, and the fourth external wall opens to the garden with a view of the picturesque landscape of the Silesian Beskids.

© Maciej Lulko
© Maciej Lulko

The upper level consists of a living area with a master bedroom - which has its own bathroom and wardrobe. The day zone is centered around a wide kitchen island and a recreation area with a fireplace. Simple floor plans, high ceilings and huge fixed windows framing mountainous views try to enhance the sense of space of this house.

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© Maciej Lulko
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Section 1
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Cite: "House in the Mountains / Kropka Studio" 02 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/932946/house-in-the-mountains-kropka-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

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