设计单位 KWK Promes
这座房子的英文名称“By The Way”一语双关，也体现了设计的宗旨：既有“在路上”的字面意义，解释了房屋与“路”相结合的设计理念；也有口语中广泛使用的“顺便”的含义，用诙谐的方式表达了建筑师对项目的心态。
There is one motive that creates the whole building - The By The Way House. As it's literal meaning, the name explains the core concept of combining the house with the "way", while on the other hand indicate a sense of humor of the architects' attitude toward the design process.
The client had a beautiful, huge plot on the hill near the river. Above the site was an old orchard and there had used to be an old house. He had also some strange wishes: to copy his existing, a bit boring interiors from his previous flat and put living space on the 1st floor. He provided a hand-draw floor plan to the architects and hoping that they can build a house base on it, which looks like this:
This scheme depicts his wish. The team presented a new house in the place of the old one which is far away from the street. 2 or 3 alternative ideas were prepared, however, the client rejected all the them, saying that what he designed was the best. "We could either step back or face up to his wishes, and suddenly we found the idea."
The main inspiration turned out to be the road, which had to be there anyway to reach the middle of the plot, where the house was planned to stand. "We thought, since we have to plan a drive way to the house anyway, let's wrap this ugly building, which is disconnected from the garden with a way."
Then, the way is led from the first floor down to the garden and lower to the beach itself.
The wrapped part makes ceilings, the roof and the walls and in the middle his perfect functional structure remains.
The path runs through an old orchard weaving between the trees and arrives at the house.
The rising path makes a wall and a roof, which marks the entry area, and it ensures protection from rain and strong winds from the west.
The path wraps around the first floor, expanding upwards and downward towards the view. Since the first floor is above the treetops, there is a perfect view of the river.
Underneath, there are ground-floor rooms. The ground floor which is below the band is surrounded by glass, and connected to the garden. The path unwinds and becomes and elevated catwalk connecting the level of the first floor with the level of the garden, and carries on through the trees and along a steep bank towards the river.
Everything is made of light concrete - material typical of roads, except the roof made of light membrane. Internal walls are made of wood contrasting with light concrete to bring the band out.
Project Name: By the Way House
Location: Central Poland
Author: Robert Konieczny – KWK Promes, Robert Konieczny
Collaboration: Katarzyna Furgalińska, Izabela Kaczmarczyk, Dorota Żurek, Piotr Tokarski, Magdalena Adamczak, Aleksandra Stolecka
Interior design: Robert Konieczny – KWK Promes
Landscape architecture: Robert Konieczny – KWK Promes
Structural engineering: Zbigniew Błaszczak, Krzysztof Hibner
General contractor: local contractor
Site area: 7136 ㎡
Gross covered area: 242 ㎡
Usable floor area: 598,9 ㎡
Total area: 697 ㎡
Volume: 1814,8 m³