Constructed in Warmia, a northeastern region of Poland known as the Land of the Thousand Lakes, this uniquely modern home draws on local character and natural wonders to discreetly blend in with its site. The wild landscape inspired architect Przemek Olczyk of Mobius Architekci to embed a transparent building into the topography. When inside, occupants feel as though they are outside totally engaged with the elements.
The residence is named Green Line after its unique architectural form, which extends from the hillside to the horizon. The home is topped with a green roof and nestled into the embankment. From a distance, it’s camouflaged into its surroundings and almost disappears from view.
As the roof folds and the grade recedes, a concrete-and-glass structure with wood accents is revealed. A simple, reinforced concrete slab is suspended above the falling topography on a system of columns which provide support for the home’s living spaces.
Totaling about 5,380 square feet, the low-lying horizontal form provides a feeling of intimacy in the expansive landscape. An open living area is located on the ground floor, while the bedrooms lie above. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls guarantee plenty of access to natural light and outward views in the most-used spaces. Outside, grand stairs reminiscent of monumental public spaces further engage the home with the landscape.
Architect of Record: Mobius Architekci
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