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Simplicity subdued to its context ought to elegantly emphasize the whole, the entire landscape. House With a View has been envisioned by Polish archtiecture practice doomo on a sloppy building plot that enjoys extensive panoramic views over the mountain`s silhouettes of Karpaty and Beskidy.
The architects described the concept behind the home as a reinterpretation of the “Zakopianski Styl”, an old archicture language nestled in the Polish mountain region. The triangle attic bloc originates in the expression of the traditional Zakopiansky Style now modernly emphasized through the illusion of suspension thanks to the white outline of the walls. Plinth and openwork railings contribute in the volume to create a highly functional space summoning the thought of a traditional veranda.
The home has been enhanced with Canadian Cedar shingle and Canadian Cedar boards; elements chosen for their beautiful aging effect that ought to change the building`s expression year by year, gaining maturity and elegance, smoothly integrating the self into the exisiting context as the years pass.
Common in the Polish mountain region, the presence of wood in the shape of shingle and boards on the elevation and roof alike constitute essential intrinsic elements of design and indentity for the establishment; these ought to evolve with the home, weather and seasons at a slow pace, the expression of new home sunking into the surrounding landscape as a native presence in time.
Utterly simple, extraordinary graphic and modest are a few words that would make great justice to this modern home en-rooted in the traditional motifs. No compromises in term of space, design, functionality yet a subtle beautiful reverence toward the context is present, one that makes a good point for today`s affordable high-quality architecture.
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Location – Mogilany, Poland
Lead Architects – Jarek Krysiak, Barbara Borowik-Krysiak
Area -180.1 sqm
Project Year – 2015
Photography – Courtesy of doomo , Piotr Lipecki
Manufacturers – Canadian Cedar shingle, Oak planks, Schüco