House in Slate / RS+ Robert Skitek

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House in Slate / RS+ Robert Skitek
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

The house is located in a quiet district in the south of Katowice. There was an orchard with apple trees on the existing plot. The neighboring building and zoning plan imposed pitched roof geometry.

House in Slate / RS+ Robert Skitek
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

The building is located along the road to cut off private garden from the street. The gable windowless walls are as close as possible to the neighboring plots. Main black solid with pitched roof, is fully clad with slate. The distinctive frontal diagonal line of the hood is lowering in accordance with lowered bedroom’s floor above the garage.

House in Slate / RS+ Robert Skitek
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

All the windows in the black solid, including the roof, are strip windows.

The main body is pierced by contrast, heavily glazed, white cubic element, which houses living area. Living room is completely ejected outside the main solid to catch southern light, completely glazed two walls widely open it for a garden with apple trees.

House in Slate / RS+ Robert Skitek
© Tomasz Zakrzewski

On the ground floor classically there is open space living area with guest room, utility room and garage for two cars. First/upper Floor accommodates the sleeping area, child’s room, work room and an open mezzanine with a bookcase. All the separate rooms on the first floor are lit from the east.

Project Details:
Location: Katowice, Poland
Area: 241 sqm
Architects: RS+ Robert Skitek
Architect: Robert Skitek
Cooperation: Jakub Zygmunt
Structure: Jan Kostorz
Photographs: Tomasz Zakrzewski