Modern Efficiency and Affordability Don’t Have to Come at the Expense of Style

By creatively manipulating the angles and levels of exterior surfaces on this modest Polish country house, architect Peter Kuczia achieved exceptionally high solar exposure, increasing its capacity to gain energy from the sun.

Architect Peter Kuczia built his second home on the edge of Lake Laka in Poland on a site that weathers subzero winter winds and 90-degree summer heat. The house earned the nickname "chameleon" for its ability to adjust comfortably to the region’s extremes using advanced sustainable design.         

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