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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Cube-2-box house in Mysłowice, Poland by Zalewski Architecture Group

 
December 10th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Zalewski Architecture Group

Redevelopment of a small single-family house from the 1970s located in Mysłowice, Poland. The main aim of the project was to increase the usable area of the house and improve building standards and still remain within Investors’ limited budget.

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

  • Architects: Zalewski Architecture Group
  • Project: Cube-2-box house
  • Location: Mysłowice, Poland
  • Photography: Tomasz Zakrzewski
  • Usable area: Before 151 m2, after rebuiding 193 m2
  • Building area: Before 90 m2, after rebuiding 117 m2
  • Plot area: 525 m2
  • Realization time: 2014

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

One of the principal objectives of the project was to reorganize the functional system of the house, both the interior and the surrounding space. The concept assumed location of the entrance directly from the street (the previous entrance to the house was located behind the building) that allowed to free an attractive recreational garden space.

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Rebuilding of the existing “house cube” was designed as adding two additional smaller cubes, placed on the existing one. The lower cube contains an entrance hall, a porch and a living room area  acting as extension of the daily zone while the upper cube contains a bedroom and a spacious bathroom. Placing the cubes on a previously prepared foundation pillars reinforces the impression of separation of volumes from the ground. The assumption was also to articulate compositional elements added within the building – bright white cubes contrast with retained in gray existing parts.

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

Image Courtesy © Zalewski Architecture Group

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