with its MJ house, polish studio kruk rasztawicki architekci envisions a clean and minimal white volume which expresses the sloping terrain of its site. located along the hilly landscape of gdansk, the dwelling looks outward across distant views of the city and the gdańsk bay. the design team celebrates the challenging topography with its faceted volume which embraces the slope.

kruk rasztawicki MJ house
images by wydmy studio



kruk rasztawicki architekci sculpts its MJ house or ‘dom MJ’ as a single block characterized by its exaggerated angles. the design team sought a house that surpassed the conventional standards of its context and was inscribed in the terrain, functionally adapting to the high slope on which it settled. the program is logically organized, the form of the volume following not just its location but the needs of its occupants.

kruk rasztawicki MJ house



from the road, the kruk rasztawicki-designed MJ house presents itself as a minimalistic single-story house. here, the clean, white facade is interrupted by a large window which illuminates the living area. this street-level entrance additionally hosts a kitchen with a loggia and mezzanine. the rest of the house occupies the levels below. descending the stair to the lowest level, occupants enter the most private spaces with two bedrooms and baths, along with an exterior stair to the garden. these spaces view exclusively outward away from the street, toward the natural context beyond.

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project info:


project title: MJ house (dom MJ)

architecture: kruk rasztawicki architekci

location: gdańsk, poland

year: 2020

plot area: 328 sqm

visualizations: wydmy studio