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Horizone Studio

Single Family House in Wieckowice

Location   Wieckowice
Author   Horizone Studio
Client   Private
Size   500 m2
Project   2012


This Single Family Home has been designed in wide plot located on a south facing slope. There is no other buildings in the immediate neighbourhood. The architecture is dominated by traditional low single-family houses. According to the local area plan the building has been design with the pitched roof. All external walls are finished with traditional, natural, materials that have been transformed to the modern form.

In order to integrate the new building into the surrounding landscape dominated by meadows and hills the house has been designed as a horizontal form. Its external walls are finished with the local horizontally cuted stone. Natural wood used on the facades as external blinds warms up the coldness of the stone. Large glass panels let the sun light in and open the house to its green surrounding.
The form of the building is made up of two elements: horizontal, housed a large ground floor, and vertical, covered with a pitched with double storey living room underneath.

According to the client design brief the majority of the rooms was located at the ground floor. The north side entrance, hidden behind a glazed curtain wall leads into the hall which opens up to the living area. A large living room and kitchen is extended by south facing wooden terrace. All bedrooms, bathrooms and so called chill out room have been placed in side wings adjacent to main building. Different zones of house are separated by full height sliding doors. The whole house is complemented by green terraced garden.

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