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House with a View


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Symone Garvett

Project Name

House with a View

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Year Completed



1,940 sq. feet



  • Jarek Krysiak (Lead Architect)
  • Barbara Borowik-Krysiak (Lead Architect)


  • Interior Designer: Minimoo
  • Structural Engineer: Pro-sta
  • Construction Manager: Paro

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Project Description


The house is built near Krakow, on the southern slope's building plot with extensive panoramic views on mountains' range Karpaty and Beskidy. Starting to create a house project in such a place, we wanted to reinterpret the "Zakopianski Styl" (an old architecture style which is assigned to Polish mountains). That's why we've created the expressive, triangle attic block, which goes beyond the outline of the walls. Together with the plinth and openwork railings, it creates the space functionally comparable to the traditional veranda. Complement to the concept are Canadian Cedar shingle and boards. These natural materials, aging, every year will change the building's visual reception.

Timber elevation and roof (boards and shingle) are perfectly common to a local Polish near mountain building tradition, which is exactly where the house is built. These natural materials will change during the time, they'll "live" together with the seasons and weather. Because of it with every passing month and year the building will blend more and more into the landscape.
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