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Single-family house, Wrocław, Poland

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A simple own house of the architects on a narrow plot in the park. A cuboid with extended glass drawers allowing a view on the greenery from any location.  

The elevation is covered with homogenous material: Pre-patinated copper sheeting. A simple functional division into three zones: the utility, the day and the night ones. The house is cut through with a one-flight staircase whose walls are made of in situ concrete in a formwork with a stencil that filtrates horizontally the sun’s rays. The functional-communications layout enables intuitive moving around and the intimacy of the zones in a totally glazed house in spite of the uncomfortable three-storey structure.

A house of hard-working architects. That is why the trees grow even through the terrace; there is no time for the garden and digging around in the ground. The trees, wind, sun and the cries of birds permeate the interior and become its important element. The fully glazed elevations part to let the wind play with white Tyvek curtains. Solar thermal collectors heat the water. Husky watches surroundings from the extended balcony-platform. One Husky, four huskies are reflected in the glass… 

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Building

Owner: 
Osoba prywatna
Completion date: 
2012
Country: 
Poland
Zip code: 
53-031
City: 
Wrocław
Street: 
Skrajna 22
Location: 

Categories

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

Architect

Name, office: 
ArC2 Fabryka Projektowa
Address & description: 
ul.Wałbrzyska 1a52 314 Wrocław,

Awards

Season: 
2015

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