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House in the Landscape by Kropka Studio
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In Zawiercie, Poland on a long, slightly sloping plot of land within a natural park, sits a new project from Kropka Studio called House in the Landscape. Surrounding the 215 square meter home, is greenery and land mostly used for agricultural purposes, along with ruins of churches and Morsko and Ogrodzieniec castles.

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Using simple shapes in the design, the goal was to create a home that fits within its surroundings, as well as the landscape, with the help of local materials.

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The house consists of two main volumes, the residence and the two car garage, which are connected through open woodwork. It brings the structures together while also letting light pass through.

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The exterior is made up of gabion baskets that are filled with local pieces of limestone, helping to bridge the gap between structure and landscape.

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A cube-shaped structure protrudes from one side of the house and is covered in vertical wooden slats. It houses a bedroom.

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A partially covered courtyard separates the garage from the main house.

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On the other side of the house, a triangular-shaped bay extends from the limestone structure.

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The ground floor is L-shaped and houses the main living room with an open kitchen and dining room. The private part houses the master bedroom with its own bathroom and closet.

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Large windows flood the all-white space with plenty of daylight. The high ceilings create a double-height space making the room feel really large.

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Upstairs, there are two additional bedrooms and a bathroom.

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Photos by Maciej Lulko.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.