Asymmetric house clad in blackened pine stands in a Polish forest

Architect Grzegorz Layer has used lengths of blackened wood to clad the asymmetric gables of this house, which is located near the pine-forested shores of Lake Gowidliński in northern Poland. With most of the site covered by trees, the Polish architect decided to cover the building’s compact frame in blackened boards, a traditional regional building material that complements the

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HOLA Design builds gabled lakeside cottage in Poland

HOLA Design has completed a gabled lakeside cottage in southern Poland, which incorporates large windows that look out towards two nearby castles. Architects and owners of Polish studio HOLA Design, Monika and Adam Bronikowscy designed Mountain Cottage as a retreat on the shores of the artificial Lake Czorsztyn. Located on a hillside overlooking the lake, mountains and two medieval

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Oak-lined windows contrast pale brick facades at MFRMGR’s house in Warsaw

Recessed windows lined in oak interrupt the homogenous brick facades of this house in Warsaw, which local architecture studio MFRMGR designed to make the most of an awkward site.  House for L occupies a compact plot in the Polish capital, but was required to accommodate a large family. MFRMGR responded by pushing the building as

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Studio De Materia submerges private rooms of House JRv2 into sloping terrain

A timber-clad garage rests on top of partly submerged living spaces at this house in Poznań, Poland, which opens up towards the landscape on its lower level. House JRv2 is situated on the edge of the Żurawiniec parkland to the north of the city, on a site that slopes gradually down towards a boggy area.

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Robert Konieczny uses drawbridge to create ark-like house on a steep Polish hillside

A drawbridge provides access to this angular house perched on a hillside in southern Poland, which architect Robert Konieczny designed to close up completely when not in use. The architect behind the 2016 World Building of the Year – a museum that emerges from a public square in the city of Szczecin – designed the Konieczny’s

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Mariusz Wrzeszcz completes house in Poland with cedar walls inside and out

Architects office Mariusz Wrzeszcz has completed a single-storey house in Poland featuring cedar-clad walls, and a glazed living room that opens out to a spacious terrace (+ slideshow). The Polish firm designed the house for a single client, in a quiet, residential area. Called Cedar House, it is clad almost entirely in cedar boards. The street-facing facade is mostly closed off with More

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Expanding micro homes could move around on a network of railway tracks

Polish architecture students Tomasz Zablotny and Paweł Maszota have unveiled a concept for a community of mobile micro homes that move around an old shipyard on railway tracks. Zablotny and Maszota, both studying at the Gdańsk University of Technology, propose transforming a post-industrial area in the heart of the city on the Baltic coast into a commune for […]

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Mirrors emphasise the cantilever of Robert Konieczny’s Living-Garden House

The cantilevered upper storey of this house in Katowice, Poland, looks even more dramatic than it really is – because the podium that supports it is camouflaged behind a wall of mirrors (+ slideshow). Architect Robert Konieczny – whose past designs include a fortress-like home featuring thick shutters and a drawbridge – designed the home for a young family residing […]

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Domo Dom house by Tadeusz Lemanski arches up to face the sky

The front of this house in Kraków, Poland, is curved dramatically up towards the sky so that Polish architect Tadeusz Lemański could squeeze a garage underneath (+ slideshow). Tadeusz Lemański designed the building – known as Domo Dom – for a single resident who was keen to have a garage in his home, despite local […]

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House in the Landscape by Kropka Studio features walls built from rock-filled cages

The walls of this house in Poland by Kropka Studio are covered in gabion baskets filled with the same local limestone used to build nearby castles and churches (+ slideshow). Kraków-based Kropka Studio designed the property for a family of four, who asked for enough space to host large gatherings at a plot near the city of Zawiercie, […]

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