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Anand Gangal
Anand Gangal
Anand Gangal is student of Architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He is interested in video games and dancing, preferably not at the same time.

Broken House near Katowice, Poland by KWKpromes

June 27th, 2011 by Anand Gangal

Article source: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny

The building is located on the outskirts of Katowice, near a forest, on land deteriorated by 4th category mining damage, where tectonic faults are a possibility.

How a House may Balance on Sinking Ground


Architects: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny
Client: Private
Structural Engineering: Jaroslaw Kamiński
Site Area: 3500 Square Meters
Usable Floor Area: 330 Square Meters
Volume: 1036 Cubic Meters
Design: 2000
Construction: 2001-02

Hence the connotation of uplifted layers of soil, interwoven with one another, which was the inspiration for the form of the house.

Rear View

Its structural design comprises rectangular solids contrasting with the ribbon-like structure which winds around them after it emerges from the ground.

Broken House - On Uneven Ground

It is the leitmotif of the building, combining a variety of functions: starting with the swimming pool to the living room with a fireplace and then to the bedroom upstairs.

Side Plane View

A noteworthy feature of the ramp is elimination of stoops. Such a solution was achieved by bending the surface of the course, which made it possible to keep its outer edges straight, without bends typical for such structures.

Frontal View

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