Context: “Open field!” – is an expression that came out spontaneously during our first visit on the plot where we were supposed to design a house. And the Polish proverb about the wind always rages in an open field was soon verified with a positive result. The plot is a vast open area that resembles a large meadow. From the north it sticks to a road, while the southern side borders on a forest. There will be over a 100 m distance between the future building and the nearest trees. The house has to have a pitched roof, according to the conditions for construction.
Form: Building’s fragmented shape creates some kind of “pockets” between particular solids. In these pockets we designed terraces. Building’s walls will shelter them against violent gusts of wind as well as cast shadow during sunny days. In addition, this form of a building provides an intimacy, forming many diverse nooks and crannies.
The shape of a house also brings rural buildings to mind. This reference led us to reject a multithreaded, intricate structure. The building is meant to look like a set of simple objects, resembling traditional village housing. Each segment of the building acts different functions, dividing the house into parts designed for: living, maintenance, sleeping, and accomodating guests.