mode:lina architekci: beam and block house
mode:lina architekci: beam and block house
jul 14, 2013

mode:lina architekci: beam and block house

mode:lina architekci: ‘beam and block house’
image © marcin ratajczak
all images courtesy of mode:lina architekci



‘beam and block house’, by polish firm mode:lina architekci, has been transformed from a 140square meter shell into a home for a couple. the design of the dwelling has been conceived to incorporate smart storage systems in order to maximize the interior of the tight space. this is evidenced in the hidden cupboards which have been built below the staircase, making use of areas which are normally unused. these open using sliding doors, and feature mirrored surfaces to enlarge the area visually. a small dog house has even been constructed into this area. during the week, the couple is on the go so meals are often an afterthought, however during the weekend they celebrate their time together over meals, and requested that a large island be built into the kitchen area to accommodate their busy work week schedules, as well as their more leisurely weekend pace. the cooking area opens up onto the dining room. a white frame which runs along the ceiling delineates the programs of the home, while breaking up the concrete and wood elements of the home which are attributed to the owners’ partiality towards scandinavian style. the use of raw materials with shades of grey, contrasted by bursts of yellow continues upstairs. the master bedroom features a full height wardrobe, while the bathroom continues this attempt to smartly fit all essential components of a home into tight quarters.



mode:lina architekci: beam and block house
an open plan and sliding doors where necessary help achieve the couple’s  desire to have maximum space
image © marcin ratajczak



mode:lina architekci: beam and block house
the kitchen island is designed for quick breakfasts, while the dining table is suited for elaborate weekend meals
image © marcin ratajczak



mode:lina architekci: beam and block house
the living room features personalized elements such as the over-sized bookshelf and small fireplace
image © marcin ratajczak



mode:lina architekci: beam and block house
instead of a door, a white frame at the ceiling delineates the kitchen
image © marcin ratajczak



mode:lina architekci: beam and block house
the large wardrobe and energetic yellow personalize the bedroom
image © marcin ratajczak






project info:


program: dream house
design by: architectural studio mode:lina architekci
location: poznań, poland
area: 140 m2
phase: completed (2013)
photos: marcin ratajczak

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