Project: House with a Hole
Architect: RS + Robert Skitek
Location: Mikolow, Poland
Area: 2,615 sf
Photo by: Tomasz Zakrzweski
House with the Hole by RS + Robert Skitek
The House with the Hole is a modern project by a Polish studio RS + Robert Skitek. This minimalist modern house is located in the city of Mikolow in Poland, on a piece of lush green land with a natural environment. It has more than 2,500 square feet of living space to offer but a contrasting color palette makes it feel more.
The plot has a significant terrain that is suitable for the house. The main idea is to protect and highlight the appearance after entering the plot. That’s why the hole exists.
The level of the daylight section which is perpendicular to the road is lowered according to the terrain. The garage is located in a separate section. The two blocks are connected by a higher part of the bedroom. After entering the plot you can immediately find yourself on the terrace, which leads directly into the living room. Thanks to the large glass section in the living room, the terrace has been significantly expanded. The house is mostly glass-coated on the west and south sides. Protection against overheating is an external blind system, proper glass selection and mechanical ventilation. The wooden terrace and garden are located behind a building on the south side.
Inside, maximum open space. Valid for day and night. The living room is dominated by dark walls, concrete ceilings are left without plaster. Addition is the ash of solid wood elements – stairs, shelves, steps. A large potted plant was placed on the floor in front of the southern glass wall.
The night part is stored in white. Also, here the concrete ceiling is not plastered. The large glass is equipped with two large skylights – above the living room and above the bathtub and sink in the bedroom.
–RS + Robert Skitek