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Originally, the building was an example of a typical semi-detached house, very popular in Poland in the 70’s.
Simple and regular in their shape, with regular windows and balconies, so-called ‘cubes’ did not stand out from the contemporary architecture at all. Buying the house the Investor assumed that it will have to be rebuild to meet his needs.
At first, the building was to become very contemporary in its shape. The only thing that clashed with the idea were the old, Art Nouveau furniture collected by the Investor in his previous apartment, which had to be adapted certainly in the new one. What is more, there was a need for a double garage with a convenient entry, an exit to the garden straight form he living room located on the elevated ground floor and also an entry from the front of the building, not from the side like it used to be.
To give the building contemporary quality the shape was completely simplified and turned into a simple cube with no balconies and oriels whatsoever. The location of the house on the premises far away from the front line gave the possibility to create a long and wide ramp leading to the garage.
Location: Poznań, Poland
Type: Residential – Houses
Area: 177,5 sqm
Architects: Piotr Kluj – www.piotrkluj.pl, Paweł Litwinowicz – www.plplus.pl
Photos: Jeremi Buczkowski – Anna B. Gregorczyk