Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland

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September 13, 2009

In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist rural getaway.

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  Architect Konieczny lifted the existing ground and wrapped it around the roof and exterior rooftop staircase, essentially making all floors “ground” level.
    Architect Konieczny lifted the existing ground and wrapped it around the roof and exterior rooftop staircase, essentially making all floors “ground” level.
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  The expansive open-air living room on the first floor is framed with a curving wall of windows. The glass wall works as an outdoor atrium looking out on an exposed 
sod-covered staircase and allows the room to be bathed in natural light.
    The expansive open-air living room on the first floor is framed with a curving wall of windows. The glass wall works as an outdoor atrium looking out on an exposed sod-covered staircase and allows the room to be bathed in natural light.
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  Though the three-bedroom house is two stories, both floors offer “front” lawns on which to hang out, all accessible through sliding glass doors.
    Though the three-bedroom house is two stories, both floors offer “front” lawns on which to hang out, all accessible through sliding glass doors.

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