Mobius Architekci's Przemek Olczyk is the architect and the author of the Green Line House project, a private home in Warmia, Poland. Green Line House was built near the lakes of the region, in perfect harmony with the landscape context.
The solitary house blends in with the surroundings, lacking neighbouring buildings, away from roads. Harsh landscape prompted Przemek Olczyk, an architect and the author of the project, to use transparent and legible tectonics, thus embedding the building in the morphology of the plot.
Skilful adaptation of the architecture to the structure of the plot ensures that the scale of the 500 sqm house does not overwhelm it. Manifest external stairs, characteristic more of public buildings than single-family houses, provides an interesting architectural detail.
Due to the strong winds in this part of the Warmian Lake District, the design employs an atrial layout. The screen of glass walls of the building provides a transparent shield while maintaining important viewing axes for the users.
The internal atrium strengthens the sense of privacy. Depending on the needs, large curtains can be closed and opened, thus opening or closing the courtyard.
The glass-walled corner on the ground floor – with a free plan – overlooks the south-west and guarantees access of natural light to the most usable area for the inhabitants.
The strong winds that blow over this region of Poland have led the architects to opt for the construction of a central atrium from which the entire structure is articulated. This solution in addition to protection from local weather, also allows you to take advantage of more privacy.
The layout of the building in the form of the letter "L", in turn, reproduces the traditional organization of farm space in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship. The façades – mostly glass-walled – are supplemented with aluminium plates and ceramics. The whole is complemented by a wooden lamella detail in the gable walls, thus making a clear reference to the gables of the Warmian-Masurian cottages often decorated with boards arranged in various patterns. The simplified form of the roof with a 45 degree slope also refers to traditional rural buildings.
The relationship with the surrounding nature allows Green Line House to merge with the rural landscape without renouncing a compositional clarity that is highlighted in the architectural details that emerge with personality among the folds of the territory.
Usable area: 500 sqm.
Architecture: Przemek Olczyk / Mobius Architekci