Ecosystem

Ecosystem

Concept Diagram

Ecosystem

Category: Residential

Client: Murator

Year: 2011

Status: Competition Entry

Team: Ligia Krajewska, Jakub Pstraś

Renderings: Artur Krajewski

Nagrody: Equal Prize in National Competition

As the awareness of the architecture’s impact on the environment is growing, people search for new ways of living. Our project is addressed to these open minded and not afraid of experimentation ones.

Concept Diagram

Concept Diagram

Designing the Eco-Responsible Architecture starts at the very beginning of the project design, in the space-creating phase. Conscious and intelligent design decisions, conformed to the general vision of an eco-friendly building result with solutions that have essential influence on the space quality. However, the technical solutions suitable for a house, chosen on the cutting edge of the contemporary tendencies, and with respect to the client’s budget, emphasise the architecture’s aspiration to become fully autonomous.

 

Instead designing finished solution we proposed a system that is open for multiple solutions and possibilities. The most important feature of the house is the logic of the plan – with no corridors – that comes out of centrally situated polygonal living room. This space is surrounded by arranged additional rooms that are set accordingly to user’s needs and fit every plot location and geographical position. Each room has the same wide, equal to polygon’s edge that is 340 cm wide. Triangular spaces between the rooms are tightly inserted and serve the role of the additional spaces of various functions. To create the passage from central part of the house to the outside, the ring of rooms is interrupted by creating the terrace (preferably on the south-west side of the house).

Concept Diagram - Typology

Concept Diagram - Typology

Each room in the outside ring is appointed with the sliding closing-system that can be hidden in the triangular spaces. Thanks to that, the house completely open during a day, can shrink and gather all house-members in the central part in the evening. The essence of this solution is pro-family and open characteristic of the interiors. Centrally oriented arrangement of space gives constant feeling of being close with family with the possibility of isolating any part of the house if needed. The space of the house enhances and intensifies relations between the loved-ones. Therefore, wooden frame bungalow seems to be the best solution for this type of space.

 

Centrally focused space gives also constant contact with the surrounding – by opening all sliding walls wide (260°) view on the garden is created. The house offers many rational and passive solutions connected with materials and spaces that could be used. The set of active ecologically-friendly solutions included in this project gives the house huge autonomy what along with passive solutions maximises its’ positive influence on inhabitants and the environment.

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

3D Plan

3D Plan

Working Model

Working Model

View of the House covered with Cork

View of the House covered with Cork