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Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Poland Architecture News - Sep 21, 2020 - 15:20   2760 views

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Polish architecture firm Medusa Group has completed a house overlooking the Otryt Mountain, Otryt is mountain range in the Bieszczady Mountains of south-eastern Poland

The architecture situates the house on the border with nature. The house will remain unfenced from the road. The trees that were preserved were supplemented with new plantings. 

The studio has stretched the earth structure with the turf over the roof in order to place the house even more in the context of the place and to weaken the sense of its presence in the landscape.

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

The house in the Bieszczady was built for the owner of Henninger Investment, who is privately an enthusiast of the polish Bieszczady Mountains. 

"Our common goal was to emphasize the beauty of the place without adversely affecting its perception by others," said the office. 

"The building covered with corten frames the view of Otryt Mountain. You can see its reflections on the facade glazing."

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Architecture is hidden among greenery, thanks to which it opens up a panorama of overlapping peaks of the Bieszczady Mountains. At the same time, it does not take this view away from others. 

From the neighbors' side, the house was supposed to resemble a slope of a hill, while from the north it was to retain the character of a building that has its scale and mass. It is not a small object.

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

The house consists of a private zone with a study, recreation, and relaxation facilities, as well as a spa. There is also a guest wing with several rooms. 

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Therefore, the task was to include the building with such a rich functional program in the plot morphology. While time goes by, the building will become covered with a rusty coating and a thick layer of greenery. It was especially important for us already at the concept stage.

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

The investment area, in a planned in line with natural processes, which was supposed to heal all traces of our interference in this place, leaving only the elements that were to underline the redesigned tectonics of the area in view.

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Medusa Group completes corten steel house overlooking the Otryt Mountain in Poland

Project facts

Location: Bieszczady mountains / Poland

Architects: Przemo Łukasik, Łukasz Zagała

Associate architects: Jarosław Przybyłka, Anna Gołyga, Michał Sokołowski, Michał Laskowski

Construction: KZ STUDIO PROJEKT

Installations: WN-PROJEKT, ELSANTEAM, Eko Elprom

Investor: Henniger Investment

Usable floor area: 352,58 sqm

Design: 2019

Realization: 2020

All images © Przemo Łukasik

All drawings © Medusa Group

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