The design of buildings in the context of tradition, folklore and the local culture in this case concerned the Warmia and Mazury region, Niedźwiedzi Róg Village and detached house in rural areas.
The question we asked ourselves at the outset of our project work was: „what is regional architecture and why it should be respected?” How to build in Mazuria Region, what to look at tin order to preserve the unique character of the place, but to point out that we live in the 21st century.
From the start of our architectural journey, we have come with the idea that we can shape space and really influence the environment. We design to break stereotypes while preserving and respecting the values and local character of generations. We put the projects into the context of the region, while going beyond the frame of predictability, adding individual style to the design building, leaving room for the evolution of form of solid and interior arrangements. We believe that homes, like their owners, must change because transformation means life.

The exceptional value of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie region - a historic beauty, hilly terrain, thousands of lakes and a rich architectural stone with unprecedented potential was an unusual inspiration. The rural landscape of Mazuria is made up of simple, traditional forms, their location on the plot, the materials used and the architectural detail that gives the place a unique cultural character. This simple spatial arrangement of buildings, their form and nature have been unchanged for decades, has been worked out by generations and has become a landmark for the region. In analyzing the places and traditions associated with it by respecting the values mentioned above, we have adopted these simple rural cottages as basis of our concept.
We could not, therefore, start working without learning history, searching for information about the local development in the previous century. However, this does not mean that the project will be a faithful representation of the buildings built 100 or 200 years ago What is important to us is to extract the essence of detail and form. Then transfer it to the project and put it into the surrounding landscape.
Design itself should not just be a pencil drawing, or a computer model. Concept creation must not be locked into the four walls of the lab and focus on fashion and technology.
The wooden building in the plan of the extended rectangle has become the starting point for future design searches. The project uses the region's specific architecture elements, such as the red ceramic roof and the old board, as part of the dialog with tradition. The materials were derived from demolished buildings gathered in this area.
The buildings were designed for two friendly families, who decided to set up a common house in the middle of the forest with privacy and comfort. Two traditional twin forms were created, connected with a link but with separate entrances. Each family has a separate entrance and a separate interior. What connects both families is architecture, wildlife environment and the same forest view through the window.
We want our projects to ideally to understand the context of the site and to respect its identity, ensuring that the resulting facilities meet all functional and technical requirements, at the same time integrating into the environment and forming a coherent whole. So they don't lose any of their originality and innovation. We pay close attention to the place where our building is to be created and take into account all the conclusions of this observation in the project. We maintain a language that is understood by the average audience – all of which greatly improves the quality of the new architecture.
One of the factors that convince us to draw inspiration from tradition is the desire to retain details, forms, solutions that often tend to be forgotten. Architecture is a manifestation of an owner's personality or belief that does not necessarily refer to local values.
Investors, who choose us, understand how important this is to implement the context and heritage of the region into architecture. Combining these values and respect for the environment has become our design philosophy and a way of creating sustainable architecture.



Usable area: 255,85 m2
Total building area: 236,26 m2
Cubature: 1291,66 m3
Height: 7,25 m
angle of the roof slope: 36 º
Width of front elevation: 14.5 m
Number of stories: 2

Mateusz Górnik
Magdalena Górnik


Mateusz Górnik