Double Barn House by Katarzyna Starzyk

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Double Barn

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
House

INSPIRATION:
The house for a family of four is located on the suburbs of Warsaw, surrounded by scattered single-family housing. The area is sparsely urbanized and the neighboring buildings are very diverse without a predominant style. A question arose, what is the regional architecture of Mazovia and how to find it in this environment? The aim was to settle the project in the context of the region, respecting its tradition, but in a modern version.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The functional layout of the building has been divided into two interconnected blocks so that the size of the building does not disturb the landscape of small single-family houses. From the outside, both parts give the impression of two separate buildings. The graphite facade made of hand-formed brick refers to the dark pine trunks that grow in the area. The impression of the massiveness of the dark body is minimized by recesses finished with light wood-like boards.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
From the street, the building has few windows, thanks to which it provides intimacy to the residents. The main entrance leads through a glass hall overlooking the garden to a two-story living room. Large windows are oriented to the south-west side of the plot. Stairs lead to the parents' area with a hobby room and a master bedroom. Then, through the passage, to the second block containing the children's zone (rooms, bathroom, hobby room), which has been clearly separated from the parents' zone.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Design work lasted from 2018 to 2019. Construction work began in 2019 and was completed in 2022. The house was built in the Polish village of Komorow Wies, surrounded by forests, meadows and a river.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The facades were finished with graphite hand-formed tiles, while the recesses and arcades were covered with HPL boards in a shade of light wood. Thanks to such a procedure, mainly bright elements are visible from the inside of the house, which contributes to the impression of coziness. At the same time, the dark facades blend the house into the surroundings, giving priority to nature. To expose the rafters inside the house, the roof was insulated with PIR boards laid on the rafters. Gutters and downpipes have been discreetly hidden in the roof and inside the exterior walls.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Total floor: 351,61m2, Foot print: 272,82m2, Site area: 1373m2

TAGS:
Home, barn-house, modern barn, residence, detached house, Polish architecture

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Double Barn is a designer house, but at the same time durable and timeless, because it is firmly rooted in local tradition and adapted to the context of nature.

CHALLENGE:
The challenge was to shape the architecture in such a way that it would not overwhelm the surrounding small single-family housing with its size. Hence the idea of dividing the house into two blocks and referring to the traditional buildings of Mazovia. It is a modern approach to a traditional design.

ADDED DATE:
2023-01-25 22:25:39

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Katarzyna Starzyk

IMAGE CREDITS:
Photo credit: Piotr Krajewski

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
A.P.A. Katarzyna Starzyk

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
A.P.A. Katarzyna Starzyk

PROFILE:
An original architecture studio founded by Katarzyna Starzyk in 2015 in Warsaw, Poland. Its design service covers architecture, interior and product design. The studio supports investors in the entire design and construction process, with particular emphasis on housing construction. It offers the possibility of comprehensively designing the building together with its interior in order to obtain a coherent whole project.



NOMINATION DETAILS

Double Barn House by Katarzyna Starzyk is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Double Barn House by Katarzyna Starzyk is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2022 - 2023.



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COMMENTS
Giulia Esposito Comment #95862 on June 20, 2023, 10:26 pm
I am in awe of the ingenuity of the Double Barn! All the elements of this structure come together to create a beautiful and unique living space. Every detail is thoughtfully crafted and designed to create a visually pleasing and comfortable dwelling. The utilization of different materials, textures, and colors creates a dynamic and eye-catching piece of architecture. The roofline and angles of the house give it an interesting shape and make it stand out from the rest. The interior of the house is just as stunning and well-designed, cohesively tying together the modern and rustic elements. It is an impressive feat to have created such an incredible piece of architecture, and I am deeply impressed by the work of Katarzyna Starzyk.
Chloe Turner Comment #96492 on June 21, 2023, 1:57 am
As a design enthusiast, I am truly impressed by Katarzyna Starzyk's award-winning work "Double Barn". The objective to find the regional architecture of Mazovia within this environment and to settle the project in the context of the region with respect for its tradition, yet in a modern version is truly remarkable. The resulting house is a stunning example of the perfect balance between tradition and modernity. The combination of classic elements and modern materials is truly inspiring and the attention to detail and craftsmanship is remarkable. I'm in awe of the skill and artistry on display here and the result is a beautiful and timeless design. Congratulations to Katarzyna Starzyk for their achievement, winning the A'Design Award for this remarkable work.
Paul Phillips Comment #96898 on June 21, 2023, 4:12 am
As a design enthusiast, I am in awe of the unique properties of Katarzyna Starzyk's award-winning work, "Double Barn". The functional layout of the building has been ingeniously divided into two interconnected blocks to ensure the size of the building does not disturb the landscape of small single-family houses. The graphite facade made of hand-formed brick is a subtle nod to the dark pine trunks that grow in the area, while the impression of the massiveness of the dark body is minimized by recesses finished with light wood-like boards. This is a truly impressive example of how thoughtful design can work in harmony with the environment. The effort put into this work is truly commendable and I am delighted that it has been recognized by the A' Design Award.
Thomas Anderson Comment #97073 on June 21, 2023, 5:10 am
The Double Barn by Katarzyna Starzyk is an exemplary example of how a structure can be designed to fit seamlessly into its environment. By dividing the functional layout of the building into two interconnected blocks, the size of the building is not overwhelming in the landscape of small single-family houses. The graphite facade made of hand-formed brick is a beautiful tribute to the dark pine trunks that grow in the area, while the light wood-like boards add a softness to the massiveness of the dark body. The inspiration behind the project is admirable, looking to the regional architecture of Mazovia and finding a modern version of it that respects the tradition of the area while still being contemporary. This work is a fantastic representation of how design can blend with nature to create something truly special.
Elisabeth Clark Comment #97526 on June 21, 2023, 7:41 am
It is truly inspiring to see the success of Katarzyna Starzyk's project 'Double Barn'. The project is a great example of modern design that is rooted in local tradition and adapted to the context of nature. The two interconnected blocks give the house a unique shape that is aesthetically pleasing and respectful of the local environment. The graphite facade with hand-formed bricks is a captivating sight that stands out from the neighboring buildings. The recesses finished with light wood-like boards provide a nice contrast to the dark body of the structure. It is clear that Katarzyna Starzyk put a lot of thought and effort into creating a timeless and durable house that reflects the regional architecture of Mazovia. All in all, this work is a great example of good design and a deserving winner of the A' Design Award.
Adam Harris Comment #98099 on June 21, 2023, 10:53 am
I am absolutely blown away by this stunning piece of architecture. The way the functional layout of the building has been divided into two interconnected blocks shows a great understanding of the regional context and the surrounding environment. The graphite facade made of hand-formed brick gives a beautiful contrast to the light wood-like boards that decorate the fa├žade. The way the house for a family of four has been adapted to the context of nature and the local tradition, while still maintaining a modern approach, is truly remarkable. It is no surprise that this work has won the A' Design Award and I am totally impressed. Congratulations to the designer for this incredible achievement!
Paul Williams Comment #98457 on June 21, 2023, 12:52 pm
I am in awe of the Double Barn by Katarzyna Starzyk! This award-winning work is a great example of modern design that pays homage to the local tradition. The functional layout of the building, divided into two interconnected blocks, is masterfully crafted to not disturb the surrounding landscape of small single-family houses. The graphite facade made of hand-formed brick and light wood-like boards is an exquisite combination, giving the impression of two separate buildings without overwhelming the area. This modern take on traditional design is timeless and durable, making it a great addition to the neighborhood. Furthermore, the use of PIR boards laid on the rafters to expose the interior rafters of the house and the discreetly hidden gutters and downpipes to give priority to nature are especially impressive. Katarzyna Starzyk's Double Barn is an outstanding work that deserves to be celebrated for its great design.
Victoria Hill Comment #98608 on June 21, 2023, 1:43 pm
The design Double Barn by Katarzyna Starzyk is a truly remarkable work that is deserving of the highest recognition. This work stands out for its unique combination of modern and traditional elements, blending together a timelessness and durability with a contemporary aesthetic. The clever division of the building into two interconnected blocks and the use of hand-formed brick and light wood-like boards to create a graphite facade that resembles a dark pine trunk are all truly impressive design elements. The careful attention to the context of nature and the surrounding small single-family housing creates a house that is in harmony with its environment and truly stands out. Double Barn is a remarkable design that deserves to be celebrated.
Mark Allen Comment #99018 on June 21, 2023, 4:00 pm
This award-winning work of Architecture, Building and Structure Design is an inspiring example of finding the perfect balance between modern design and local tradition. The two blocks of the house blend seamlessly with the surrounding nature, while the graphite facade and light wood-like boards give a unique and eye-catching look. The idea of using traditional materials in a modern way is admirable, as it creates a timeless and durable design. The attention to details is impressive, as the gutters and downpipes have been discreetly hidden, creating a sense of coziness. This is a truly remarkable work that celebrates the beauty of nature and regional architecture.
Elena Petrenko Comment #99457 on June 21, 2023, 6:26 pm
This award-winning work seamlessly blends local tradition and modern design while respecting the surrounding environment.
Valentina Rossi Comment #99621 on June 21, 2023, 7:21 pm
This award-winning work is a beautiful example of combining modern design with traditional architecture, resulting in a timeless and durable home that blends into its environment. The use of materials such as hand-formed brick and light wood-like boards creates an impressive and unique aesthetic.
Patricia Miller Comment #99708 on June 21, 2023, 7:50 pm
Double Barn is an outstanding example of modern design rooted in local tradition, providing a timeless yet durable structure that blends in with its surroundings and gives priority to nature.
Hien Nguyen Comment #99796 on June 21, 2023, 8:19 pm
I am impressed by the award-winning work of Katarzyna Starzyk, titled "Double Barn". This innovative design is a testament to the creativity and skill of the architect. It is a remarkable achievement and a great honour for Katarzyna Starzyk to be recognised with this prestigious award.

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