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.
▼项目概览，overview © Paweł Ulatowski
The vast, sandy plot densely covered with pine forest has created a unique setting for the house located in Izabelin. 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.
▼建筑立面，the facades © Paweł Ulatowski
The building with an area of 400 sqm built with a reinforced concrete structure is clad with panels of Okume wood, derived from West Africa. 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.
▼木板覆盖的外立面，the house clad with panels of Okume wood © Paweł Ulatowski
▼建筑与景观相融合，blending into the natural landscape © Paweł Ulatowski
Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci事务所的合伙人Przemek Olczyk介绍了项目的设计概念。在建筑师的构想中，房屋本身便是一块圆木。设计仿佛是在树干上挖出透明的壁龛，通过对体块做减法形成了一个个舒适、半私密的房间，带来森林漫步的连续体验。落地玻璃窗模糊了内外边界，住宅与自然亲密无间，融为一体。
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. 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 – says the author of the project, Przemek Olczyk from the Warsaw office of Przemek Olczyk Mobius Architekci, while explaining the idea behind it.
▼半室外空间，the semi-outdoor spaces © Paweł Ulatowski
▼通高的落地玻璃窗，full-height floor-to-ceiling glass © Paweł Ulatowski
However, the investor, who appreciates privacy, did not wish to hide away from the beauty of the surroundings enveloped by the Kampinos National Park. 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.
▼庭院内的视角，view from inside the atrium © Paweł Ulatowski
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. 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.
▼透过玻璃看旋转楼梯，view of the spiral staircase through the window © Paweł Ulatowski
▼楼梯细部，details © Paweł Ulatowski
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.
▼起居室，living room © Paweł Ulatowski
▼餐厅，dining room © Paweł Ulatowski
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.
▼首层平面，the ground floor plan © Przemysław Olczyk Mobius Architekci
▼二层平面，the first floor plan © Przemysław Olczyk Mobius Architekci
▼屋顶平面，roof plan © Przemysław Olczyk Mobius Architekci
▼剖面图，section © Przemysław Olczyk Mobius Architekci
Project: Przemysław Olczyk Mobius Architekci
Space: 400 sqm.