Robert Konieczny folds white concrete road around house in Poland - architecture and design

Robert Konieczny folds white concrete road around house in Poland



A winding road of white concrete becomes an integral part of House on the Road by Robert Konieczny's studio KWK Promes, for a riverside plot in Poland.
The white concrete road runs from the entrance gate to the centre of the plot, where it appears to fold up to create the ceilings, roof, walls and terraces of the building.
Although the client wanted a replica of his current apartment, Konieczny wanted to create a building that would work with the site, high on the bank of the Vistula River.

"He took me to his apartment and he drew me a plan of his future house. I realised that he drew a plan of the apartment we were sitting in," Konieczny, founder of KWK Promes, told Dezeen.
"I said 'OK, but, you know, we could do it much better' ? but he didn't want to take any risks. To make matters worse, he showed me a catalogue with terrible examples of architecture he wanted it to look like.
The house is raised as the owner wanted all the living spaces to be on the first floor, so he would to feel safer within the building. He also wanted to locate the home in the centre of his large plot and connected to a jetty on the river.
"This idea came up. We thought that if we have to connect the house to the river by a road anyway, let's make it a design motif," said Konieczny.
House on the Road was named both for the road it sits within, and the concept of finding a solution in the middle of the road.

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