House in Burów

  • location: Burów
  • outside sightseeing: yes
  • inside sightseeing: no
  • outside photographing: no
  • interior photographing: no
  • authors: Wizja
  • authors' website: http://www.wizja.krakow.pl
  • construction: 2009
  • authors of photos: © Wizja

The form of the house in Burów that we see today springs from the reconciliation between several factors: administrative decisions which informed the planning permission, the landscape of the plot, and the designers’ attempt at confronting the local architectural tradition. The resultant structure combines two solutions: a compact house with a pitched roof, and a segmented cuboid of modernist ancestry. The two types are marked in the elevations, accentuated by either a vertical or a horizontal boarding, respectively. The wooden finish unifies the different sections of the house optically, while placing it firmly in the context of its landscape, decorative function aside.