RS+ unites two materialistically opposing barns into a cohesive home RS+ unites two materialistically opposing barns into a cohesive home
oct 20, 2014

RS+ unites two materialistically opposing barns into a cohesive home

RS+ unites two materialistically opposing barns into a cohesive home
image © tomasz zakrzewski

 

 

 

architect robert skitek of polish practice RS+ has shared with us their recent project located next to a wooded area in tychy. the two barns house is made up, as the name implies, of two similarly shaped volumes whose materials and functions differ from one another. the structures are located at the northwest area of the lot to take advantage of the ample yard to the south. as each mass is angled slightly to the other, a central mezzanine space is created serving as the entry, which is naturally shaded by both structures throughout the day. the brick home contains the garage, oriented towards the entry gate and large driveway. the eastern half of this mass contains a bedroom and utilities. 


entry gate
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stepping through the entrance mezzanine, the metal-clad volume contains the living spaces on the ground floor within a double-height space opening to the garden. the central stairs lead to two additional bedrooms in the masonry structure over the garage. materials were chosen by RS+ in order to minimize maintenance at the same time feeling approachable and comfortable. vertical louvers at the ends of the home lend to its light-filled interior without accepting too much direct sunlight from the south.


louvered facade against the perimeter fence
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entry facade
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south-facing garden
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southern deck
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sliding glass doors open the living and dining areas to the exterior
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glass-clad mezzanine
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metal-clad barn interior
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central stairs connecting the two structures
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kitchen
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living room
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drawings

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

architects: rs+ robert skitek
location: tychy, poland
area: 251 sqm
year: 2014
architect in charge: robert skitek, szymon borczyk
structure: jan kostorz
photographs: tomasz zakrzewski

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