The multi-award-winning Aatrial House by Polish architect Robert Konieczny (pictured) of KWK Promes transforms the spatial configuration of the traditional Polish cube house. This contemporary house in the woods near Opole boasts a cool, cave-like appeal which immediately sets the mind awhirl with modern innovations shrouded in mystery. The design concept is the opposite of an atrial building; closed to the inside and open to its surroundings with terraces, and access to the garden via an inner atrium. The inner atrium also features the unique underground driveway which gives the home its cavernous characteristic. The 10-meter wide driveway slopes and burrows its way beneath the structure, flanked by walls and a road of quarried granite blocks. But what's visible from afar is the clean, contemporary cube house with a minimalist white facade, dotted with picture windows and a green garden. KWK Promes.
Posted on November 6, 2008 10:23 AM