in the polish region of borówiec near poznań, mode:lina studio has once again completed the design of a residence, the fence house. composed of two main blocks with a sloping roof and an asymmetric garage cube, the project is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional residential house — complemented with simple raw materials like bricks, concrete and sheet in shades of gray.

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front facade of the fence house
image © marcin ratajczak

 

 

mode:lina shaped the fence house according to its proposed functions. the household members, parents and two children, wanted to live independently — hence the idea of dividing the structure into two parts. a separate area on the first floor allows adults to enjoy tranquility while kids can play freely in their ‘own house’.

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image © marcin ratajczak

 

 

the ground floor is a common part for the entire family, including a unique kitchen extended into the garden and a large living room with a mezzanine that reaches to the attic. an unusual feature of this space is the window installed in the hallway –exhibiting the owner’s strikingly red car inside a graphite garage cube.

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children’s bedroom
image © marcin ratajczak

 

 

the front facade has large window openings that allow a clear and extended view into the interiors; large glazing connects the kitchen and dining area to the garden and surrounding forest. on the other hand, the street facade has fewer windows to keep out the noise. in addition, various kinds of fences offer a sense of security — hence the project’s name ‘fence house’.

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image © marcin ratajczak

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master bedroom
image © marcin ratajczak

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living room where the irregular window theme appears, exposing the natural exterior
image © marcin ratajczak

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kitchen area
image © marcin ratajczak

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dining room
image © marcin ratajczak

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mezzanine with a library: bookshelves were built with old oak beams.
image © marcin ratajczak 

 

 

video courtesy of marcel dezor

 

project info:

 

project title: fence house
project team: paweł garus, jerzy woźniak, kinga kin
completion: 2016
location: poznań, poland
area: 290 sq.m

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

 

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