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From the Garden House / KWK Promes

From the Garden House / KWK Promes

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Łąka, Poland
  • Architects: KWK Promes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021
  • Photographs Photographs:  Jakub Certowicz
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Diasen, Ideal Work, Sto, Baier, Berndorf, ERCO lighting, Hörmman, Leon, Sapa, XAL Lightning
  • Lead Architect: Robert Konieczny
  • Design Team:Michał Lisiński, Łukasz Marciniak, Piotr Tokarski
  • Main Contractor::Kornel Szyndler Proeco
  • City:Łąka
  • Country:Poland
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© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

"From The Garden House" project was an unusual experience for us. The owner had a finished project of the garden, in advanced stages of implementation. And only the house was missing. Something that at first seemed to be a ridiculous reversal of the course of things, once it was explained, became absolutely logical for us. He wanted to be able to enjoy the garden to its full extent after the completion of the construction and moving in. Plants need much more time to reach their target size than it takes to build even such a large house. You might plant big trees, after all, however, it is costly and not environmentally friendly.

© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz
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Situation plan
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© Jakub Certowicz

The nature lover turned idle land into a beautiful green oasis with a lake and a smooth road to the place where the house was meant to be located, also assumed as an art gallery. The curves, which he enjoyed moving around on, inspired us. The ground floor of the house with the daytime part forms a continuation of these curves and fits in softly with the surroundings. This impression is complemented by the grey concrete used on the facades, which refers to the colour of the existing, stone road, being the starting point of the project. The rounded form clearly separates the driveway from the rest of the garden, providing the residents with intimacy and silence.

© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

The ground floor is contrasted with the white minimalist body of the floor. Two different geometries clash and a softly cut atrium is a link between both floors. The garden surrounding the house from almost all sides flows into its interior through the semi-atrium at ground floor level. We had only a minimal influence on the garden, so we treated it as a natural element that cannot be chosen. Hence the name of the design.

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© Jakub Certowicz
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© Jakub Certowicz

Another important aspect was the investor's wish to expose his rich art collections. Therefore, on the ground floor and the first floor, we created additional, large-size spaces designed exclusively for art exhibitions. The host can organize vernissages for a large number of people. Moreover, we placed the most important functions of the house within close proximity to each other to make it user-friendly.

© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

The large shutters on the south and west elevations are not only of formal importance - finished with the same plaster as the walls, but they also close up the building in a uniform shape and, above all, protect valuable art collections from harmful sunlight.

© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

The aim to improve the quality of the surrounding space is non-standard and surprising. Due to the chaos of buildings and lack of vegetation, he regreens the vast areas of idle land surrounding him. He is creating gardens, and then the construction of houses of different sizes follows up. We support him in creating green urban planning and providing friendly, sustainable space to live in, with plenty of greenery for free, thus improving the quality of urban air.

The entire housing estate, just like his house, use alternative sources of energy.

© Jakub Certowicz
© Jakub Certowicz

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Cite: "From the Garden House / KWK Promes" 15 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/958497/from-the-garden-house-kwk-promes> ISSN 0719-8884

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