From the Garden House, Laka, Poland
"From The Garden House" project was an unusual experience for us. The owner had a finished project of the garden, in advanced stages of implementation. And only the house was missing. Something that at first seemed to be a ridiculous reversal of the course of things, once it was explained, became absolutely logical for us. He wanted to be able to enjoy the garden to its full extent after the completion of the construction and moving in. Plants need much more time to reach their target size than it takes to build even such a large house. You might plant big trees after all, however, it is costly and not environmentally friendly.
The ground floor is contrasted with the white minimalist body of the floor. Two different geometries clash, and a softly cut atrium is a link between both floors. The garden surrounding the house from almost all sides flows into its interior through the semi-atrium at ground floor level. We had only a minimal influence on the garden, so we treated it as a natural element that cannot be chosen. Hence the name of the design.
Another important aspect was the investor's wish to expose his rich art collections. Therefore, on the ground floor and the first floor, we created additional, large-size spaces designed exclusively for art exhibition. The host can organize vernissages for a large number of people. Moreover, we placed the most important functions of the house within close proximity to each other to make it user-friendly.The large shutters on the south and west elevations are not only of formal importance - finished with the same plaster as the walls, they close up the building in a uniform shape and, above all, protect valuable art collections from harmful sunlight.
Principal Architect：Robert Konieczny
Collaboration：Michał Lisiński, Marcin Harnasz, Piotr Tokarski
Structural Engineering：Kornel Szyndler Proeco
Character of Space：House
Each Floor Area（㎡）：GF：1050 m2 ．1F：950 m2
Total Floor Area（㎡）：2000 m2
Building Area（㎡）：2500 m2
Site Area（㎡）：2,5 Ha
Principal Materials：Concrete˙White Smooth Plaster˙Curved Glass Panels
參與設計：Michał Lisiński 馬辛．哈納斯 皮特．託卡爾斯基