In Katowice, Poland, a house from the 1970s has undergone fairly a renovation, due to architect Grzegorz Layer. Unfold throughout 225 sq. meters (roughly 2,422 sq. ft), this terraced home has been meticulously redesigned to embrace a up to date, open-plan format whereas paying homage to the traditional aesthetics of Seventies Polish modernism.
The excellent renovation concerned a myriad of modifications to the construction. A brand new staircase was built-in, the bottom flooring’s stage was lowered, inner partitions have been fully eliminated, home windows have been enlarged, and the roof was raised. The result’s a spacious and versatile inside that may be simply configured to accommodate varied capabilities.
The expansive floor flooring encompasses an entryway, eating room, lounge, and a kitchen that includes an island with an prolonged bar desk for informal meals. The one enclosed areas are a pantry and toilet, cleverly hidden inside a built-in construction painted a vibrant inexperienced coloration.
Massive furnishings items, harking back to the long-lasting meblościanki or “furniture-walls,” retains the format organized whereas emphasizing the house’s geometry. Heat is infused inside by way of the usage of wooden finishes and fluted ornamental particulars, subtly nodding to the wooden paneled partitions that have been common within the 70s. Gentle concrete flooring present the right canvas for the curated items of furnishings and equipment.
The colour palate on the primary stage combines white partitions and black components, with tender inexperienced particulars utilized in moderation.
Metal columns and beams stay uncovered to visually counsel the division of areas on the primary stage into zones. Lighting performs a pivotal position in enhancing the environment all through with organized technical fixtures coexisting with design-driven lamps that echo the time interval that the house was initially constructed.
A brand new staircase is flooded with pure gentle whereas offering entry to the upstairs and rooftop terrace.
The second flooring is designated as a personal space, housing bedrooms, loos, and an workplace. The redesign of the open staircase, full with a glass ceiling, permits the areas on each flooring to mix seamlessly, making a harmonious stream all through the home.
Pictures by Grzegorz Layer.