“Kinky” is a modern house for a family of 4 that values closeness to nature.
We designed the shape and functional layout of the house based on specific location conditions. The plot is a strongly elongated east-west rectangle. There are tracks near the north. For this reason, we decided to give up the northern glazing, which further increases the energy efficiency of the house.
The building consists of two rotated cuboids. Under the extended part of the higher block, there is a cleverly hidden covered entrance to the house. Because it is adjacent to the glass staircase, the guest intuitively senses the location of the communication zone. Because we wanted to clearly divide day and night functions, on the ground floor of the building there were: a living room with a dining room and a kitchen, a study, a toilet, a staircase, and a double garage. On the first floor, we have designed a private zone – bedrooms and bathrooms for residents. The corridor at the north wall is an additional buffer for temperature. Because the key issue when designing a modern house is to wisely plan its energy efficiency, we took care of it at the initial design stage. We’ve located the building, rooms, and windows towards the sites of the world in order to make the best use of natural resources. There were only 5 large glazing in the house – mainly from the south. This will allow residents to save energy, but also the proximity of the nature surrounding the building.
The interior design was inseparably connected with the architectural concept. We decided to use the concrete structure as the main asset of the interior. To give it a home-like character, we’ve added a lot of natural wood and some soft fabrics. The main decoration of the common area – the living room with the dining room and kitchen is a green wall. Since residents of the house cook a lot, the kitchen work zone is inspired by large-format gastronomy. We used stainless steel and professional equipment. Due to the size of the glazing and design coherence, the border between the interior and the garden is blurred.
Contrary to appearances, klinky is characterized by minimalism. The only decoration is its form and the exquisite ground floor facade wrapped in gabions. The house is very simple, has a clear function and large-format glazing. Thanks to its simplicity and appropriate location, it was possible to bring the surrounding trees to the fore. This is how we understand architecture embedded in the context of the place, respecting man and nature.
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