KWK promes: auto family house
 
KWK promes: auto family house
sep 20, 2012

KWK promes: auto family house

‘auto-family house’ by KWK promes, poland image courtesy of KWK promes

 

 

 

since the advent of the car, its presence in our lives becomes increasingly substantial, especially as the population migrates away from the city and needs to commute. polish firm KWK promes is nearing completion on the ‘auto-family house,’ a new single-family housing typology that incorporates the automobile into the ‘clean’ living space, making it an equally important and present fixture within the residence.

 

the client of this particular dwelling, an avid art collector, wanted a fluid space where the line between living and art could be erased, an idea which inspired the complete integration of the personal vehicle directly into the habitable program. a rectangular mass grows out of the ground, wraps around and continues above the green plinth. long stretched volumes display artwork in what can also be considered the reinterpreted driveway. concrete shear walls and one-way slabs support a green roof that creates a seamless transition on the site. the street level contains the garage door and driveway, which act as the new ‘main entry’ while public spaces are located on the elevated grass volume, and private bedrooms on the top floor overlooking the entrance to the site.

KWK promes: auto family house house peels out of elevated green plinth image courtesy of KWK promes

KWK promes: auto family house second storey image courtesy of KWK promes

KWK promes: auto family house site image courtesy of KWK promes

KWK promes: auto family house approach to the house image courtesy of KWK promes

KWK promes: auto family house the new ‘garage door’ image courtesy of KWK promes

KWK promes: auto family house driveway image courtesy of KWK promes

KWK promes: auto family house end of driveway/ entry to house image courtesy of KWK promes

 

KWK promes: auto family house floor plan / level 0

 

KWK promes: auto family house floor plan / level 1

 

KWK promes: auto family house floor plan / level 2

 

KWK promes: auto family house section

KWK promes: auto family house evolution of form on site image courtesy of KWK promes

  • Great blog and amazing design.

    Anonymous
  • … because lots and lots of money 😐

    bogdan d
  • drive-in art gallery
    maybe the upcoming stipmalls will look more like this, it’s green yard vs junk yard

    glphl
  • … About the comment about car exhaust. Maybe they were not considering regular cars but electrical or hydro cars …

    Freyja
  • This project (and the comments) clearly points out one of the difficulties of architecture the issue of practicality always gets in the way of the art of architecture. Lots of “critics” out there who refuse to accept that sometimes concerns like whether or not the garden can be properly situated take a back seat to the art of the paradigm (btw Mssr. M. a garden is not automatically a part of the program of a residence). This is concept architecture that has transcended the virtual world and become the real thing. Kudos to both the architects and the (enlightened) client.

    and Ms. E, yes indeed you are missing something… you are missing a great deal

    dbkii
  • loved this awesome….

    Alok Kumar
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