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Edge, Poland

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‘Edge’: A modern single-family house is perched on the steep limestone cliff of a former quarry. 

The house is spread across three floors: living area on the ground floor; guest rooms on level 1; sleeping quarters on level 2.

The main body of the building is a tilted rectangular prism, although from a distance it appears as a sloping roof.  The lower edge of the structure meets with the surrounding rocks but does not appear to reach the ground.

The building design is a response to the limitations of the site and surrounding environment.  A gable roof with a slope of 37-40O was required.  The house can be likened to a box of matches, when the box is set at an angle, the flat, short wall will create an asymmetrical gable end.

The facade of the building follows the direction of the slope.  Within the facade are a number of deep terraces which have been used to achieve the necessary eaves width.  Materials use on the facade are graphite slate and green pre-patinated copper.

The inclined box sits on two arms which arc away from the body of the building.  These arms contain the garage and a hidden swimming pool.  Both arcs are sensitively covered with grass to help landscape the site.

The use of pre-patinated copper helps to blend the building into its surroundings.  Stone paths lead visitors around the garden to access the building via each room.  The architects intention was to develop a building from the topology of the site and the local environment, using natural materials. 

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Building

Owner: 
Osoba Prywatna
Completion date: 
2013
Country: 
Poland
City: 
Kraków
Street: 
Skalica
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Roofs
Type of building: 
Residential
Copper used: 
Pre-oxidised
Pre-patinated
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
Przemek Olczyk MOBIUS Architekci
Address & description: 
ul. Sarmacka 28/62    02-972 Warszawa    

Awards

Season: 
2015

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