MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

‘house for W’ by MFRMGR architects is a reconstructed 1970s terrace house located in warsaw, poland. the newly-designed building features a perforated white-brick frame that helps enlarge an existing garden while offering an exterior recreational space for its inhabitants. the brick walls shield off the gaze of passersby while allowing sunlight and air to pass through openings and openwork fragments.MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in polandall images by maciej jeżyk / ONI studio, drawings courtesy of MFRMGR architects

 

 

MFRMGR architects has reconstructed the 1970s house, which ‘suffered’ from typical problems of such buildings, such as low quality materials, impractical arrangement of walls, small, dark interiors, and a lack of exterior spaces. ‘our goal was to create a new functional interior and to completely reconstruct the addition within its limits,’ explains the local architecture studio. ‘the main context was the location – a representative part of warsaw planned as a “city-garden” with lots of greenery and recreational spaces.’MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

 

 

the newly-designed building features a perforated white-brick frame, which serves as support for plants and greenery. ‘we wanted to enlarge the existing garden, of which both the walls and the terrace of the building were to be part of,’ adds MFRMGR architects. additionally, circulation has also been improved thanks to an exterior staircase, which provides access to the living room from the outside. the perforated brick surface offers enough privacy while allowing natural light and wind to pass through.MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

 

 

the new interior of the house has been adapted to the needs of a modern family of four. an open day zone of 70 sqm characterizes the ground level, which includes communal functions such as the kitchen, living and dining rooms. the upper floor houses three comfortable bedrooms, while the basement has complementary functions, such as storage spaces, a laundry room and the garage. thanks to holes pierced in the ceilings, skylights on the building’s flat roof also illuminate the lower floors.MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland outdoor terrace with string lights

MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland
MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

MFRMGR architects adds perforated white-brick frame to 1970s terrace house in poland

 

 

 

project info:

 

 

name: house for W

architect: MFRMGR architects

location: warsaw, poland

team: marta frejda, michał gratkowski, waldemar nowicki, klaudia zyza

total floor area: 228 m²

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