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Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Poland Architecture News - Apr 07, 2021 - 13:11   7505 views

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci has completed a circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland. The forest conceals its secrets. 

Following this philosophy, a project of a house bathed in nature was created. It captivated the investor, an art lover and collector, who appreciated its features alluding to gallery spaces.

Th house is located in the vast, sandy plot which is densely covered with pine forest and the site has created a unique setting for the house located in Izabelin. 

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

It was created in the thicket of the forest, and out of respect for it. The house is not overwhelming in size, yet may well impress with its scale from the outside. It is all thanks to an overhanging oval frame that encloses the garage and the open spa area in a harmonious circle. 

Covering an area of 400 square meters, the house was built from a reinforced concrete structure and was clad with panels of Okume wood, derived from West Africa. 

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

This exotic wood - elegant and knotless - perfectly blends the building into the forest surroundings. Thanks to the materials, colours and oval form, the building organically blend into the natural landscape of the forest.

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

"I thought of the house as a big piece of a tree trunk. Designing through reduction looked like hewing pockets of rooms and cosy, semi-private, glazed alcoves into the wood," said Przemek Olczyk from the Warsaw office of Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci. 

"Consequently, users can feel as if they are continuously strolling through the trees. It is full of glazing that blurs the boundaries. The plot offers the freedom, or rather intimacy of communing with nature and architecture," added Przemek Olczyk.

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

However, the investor, who appreciates privacy, did not wish to hide away from the beauty of the surroundings enveloped by the Kampinos National Park. 

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

The answer to these seemingly impossible design assumptions was an atrium, soaring high into the sky, located in the central part of the spared pine trees. The atrium pleasantly and harmoniously seeps nature into the interior of the house, full of daylight, natural materials and spacious glazing.

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

The space inside is reminiscent of a private art gallery, sensitive to the beauty of nature designed in harmony with nature. A strong feature affecting the perception of the interior is the sculptural ribbon of stairs, which in itself is an artistic element of the building's architecture. 

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

The other rooms are characterised by a sophisticated play with natural materials. The sandy landscape with tall grasses and pine trees overgrowing the area creates a background that changes with time.

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

The alcoves cut out in the huge trunk allow for clear zoning of individual functions, ensuring a sense of privacy and contact with the surrounding nature.

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

The house is characterised by restraint to detail, which emphasises the elegance of the materials and its simplicity. Direct contact with nature means that the house changes depending on the surrounding aura - weather, time of day and year.

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Ground floor plan

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

First floor plan

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

Roof plan

Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci completes circle wood house in a pine forest of Poland

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Project facts

Architects: Przemysław Olczyk Mobius Architekci

Completion: 2020

Location: Poland 

Size: 400 sqm.

All images © Paweł Ulatowski

All drawings © Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci

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