The Two Barns House was sketched out by a firm named RS+, and it can be found in Tychy, Poland. It features 2,701 square feet of living space and was completed in 2014, and so it flaunts modern living arrangements and a plethora of amenities. The interior boasts a superb contrast of colors and textures thanks to its white walls and high quality wooden floors, to say nothing of the comfortable sofas, armchairs and the large dining table that offers enough seating for eight people.
The living room is flooded with natural light throughout the day thanks to a series of large windows and sliding glass doors that blur the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors and provide easy access to wooden patio. The main living and social areas are found on the ground floor for extra convenience, while the first floor accommodates the bedrooms and bathrooms. Access between the 2 levels is achieved with the help of a wooden staircase.
From the architect:
House is located in a quiet northern district of Tychy, near the forest complex. Access is achieved by cul-de-sac from the main road connecting the plot in its north-west corner. Zoning plans based on the analysis of the urban area imposed roof geometry and the maximum height of the building. The rectangular shape of the plot and its orientation towards the south-west suggested preferred location of the building.
Requirements of investors was that the house have to be open to the south garden, spacious and comfortable. To accomplish this and to split the volume, we divide the body of the building in two materially and functionally different parts. We turned first shape towards south and include in it the whole day zone.
To let residents maneuver their cars easier, we headed second shape toward the entry to the plot. Here we placed the rest of functional areas. In addition, we shifted both solids relative to each other to further enlarge the driveway, which due to the relatively narrow access road must be used to turn back. This procedure also allowed us to create shaded and private part of the terrace which is directly accessible from the bedroom.
What’s more parts of the house shade each other so that the master bedroom does not collect direct sunlight in the afternoon, letting the room to cool down before the night. We connected both shapes with bright, open and glazed mezzanine. The choice of very durable materials, and resignation of the gutters gives the possibility for the house to retain its original appearance without maintenance throughout its entire existence.
To keep building comfortable, we placed on the ground floor all zones necessary for everyday living, and the rest on the first floor. Interiors designed in two-color and warm minimalist style stands in contrast to the facade with a cool colors.
The quality of the building and its details is the result of high quality materials, good workmanship and constant supervision by designers over the investment.
Location: Tychy, Poland
Architects in Charge: Robert Skitek, Szymon Borczyk
Area: 251.0 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Tomasz Zakrzewski
Structure: Jan Kostorz