By the Way House in Central Poland

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By the Way House in Central Poland

Contemporary Real Estate Development, Poland – design by KWK Promes

29 Jul 2018

By the Way House

Design: KWK Promes

Location: Central Poland

By the Way House

By the Way House in Central Poland
photo © Jarosêaw Syrek

The investor had his own vision of the interior arrangement with the living area on the first floor. Additionally, he wanted to place a house in the middle of the plot, far away from the river, where a marina was supposed to be.

KWK Promes decided to wrap functions arranged by the client and connect: entry, house and marina. It brought us to the idea of the ribbon, which was stretched across the entire area. First, from the entry as a road, then twisted and shaping ceilings and walls of the house, wrapping the interior. Next, the ribbon was unrolled as a pier connecting the raised living room with the garden level. Then wriggling – the ribbon ran towards the river. So the road pierced the house. The garage with a glass wall interfered the living space.

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland
photos © Jarosêaw Syrek

Polish architect robert konieczny of KWK promes presents his latest residence, the ‘by the way house.’ the house is situated on an isolated swath of land overlooking the river. access from the road above and the pier below called for a prominent driveway that negotiates the topography. konieczny uses this driveway as a tectonic element which peels up from the land and wraps the building, making up the ceiling, roof and walls.

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland
photos © Olo Studio

When KWK promes began the project in 2008, konieczny’s client insisted that the house have the exact organization of his current apartment. Although konieczny suggested it could be done better, the client was not willing to take the risk. ‘It got worse.’ The designer explains, ‘he showed me a catalogue with some terrible examples of architecture saying that his house should look like this.’ After some debate the client was unmoved: ‘Robert, I want you to do it and make it look like this.’

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland
photos © Olo Studio

The volume is wrapped by this membrane in one direction — visually closing off the interior from either side while offering sweeping views toward the river. The imbricated ribbon lends to a ‘fifth facade’ as when viewed from above at the top of the hill. When viewed from the ground level, one can see the material distinction between the wrapping membrane made of light concrete and the interior walls of wood. The view outward toward the river is obstructed on the ground level due to the orchard on the site. Once the viewer ascends the gradual ramp which peels up to the first floor, the view becomes clear and unobstructed.

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland

By the Way House in Central Poland
photos © Jarosêaw Syrek

By the Way House, Central Poland – Building Information

Location: Central Poland
Author: Robert Konieczny – KWK Promes, Robert Konieczny
Collaboration: Katarzyna Furgalińska, Izabela Kaczmarczyk, Dorota Żurek, Piotr Tokarski, Magdalena Adamczak, Aleksandra Stolecka
Interior design: Robert Konieczny – KWK Promes
Landscape architecture: Robert Konieczny – KWK Promes
Structural engineering: Zbigniew Błaszczak, Krzysztof Hibner
General contractor: local contractor
Client: private
Site area: 7136 sqm
Gross covered area: 242 sqm
Usable floor area: 598,9 sqm
Total area: 697 sqm
Volume: 1814,8 m3
Design: 2008
Construction: 2010-2016
Publications: MARK Magazine 05/06.2017, MARK Magazine 02/03 2013

By the Way House in Central Poland
photo © Olo Studio

Exhibitions:
05/06.2017 – Robert Konieczny – Tailored-made Spaces in the Gallery of Architecture Brno
11/12.2011 – Logic of Space, Nowy Sącz

By the Way House in Central Poland
photo © Jarosêaw Syrek

Photography: Jarosêaw Syrek

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