Nature and animal leitmotif play leading roles in this design. Starting with the choice of rarely used sycamore tree of vivid and unusual pattern for wooden floor, wall covering and door, through neutral colour palette.The hunting theme, although not necessarily popular today, has been present in Poland's country's gentry tradition for ages and it is continued by true nature admirers, who help to maintain biological equilibrium and protect farmers and their crop from wild animals.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The ambition of the designers was to create an elegant and cosy dwelling for an individual, a male in his 70s, who is strongly connected with nature, a place to charge one's emotional batteries and feel inspired for the future adventures, while reflecting on the past experiences and trophies. Hunting related natural materials, trophies and custom-made furniture make this design distinctive.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The individual approach of the designers makes this design compliant with owner's personal history, character and lifestyle. Every aspect both technical and aesthetical was agreed with and adjusted to the owner's specific requirements. It is a custom made interior for a conscious individual.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in fall 2015 and was completed in late spring of 2016.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The design was developed on the basis of the in-depth interview with the client, who is a busy businessman, but also a passionate hunter. Special market search was conducted in order to find rarely used wooden materials like sycamore floor and wall coverings. Special attention was given to client's hunter trophies, which had to be properly displayed or made a part of custom made accessories like mirror, etc.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The capacity of the house is 200m2. It is located outside of Warsaw, Poland's capital city, in the peaceful area surrounded by forests and meadows. It was built using traditional construction techniques and then completed with individually designed interior. The project started in 2015 and was concluded in the spring of 2016.
residence, hunting, nature, animals, retreat, male, masculine
The research conducted by the team members and lead architects was mainly focused on how to showcase a hunting theme within the interior and how to integrate it seamlessly with the everyday requirements of the interior. The search included also timber processing companies, in order to select unique type of wood for the floor and craftsmen specialising in custom made furniture and accessories.
The design challenge was to make the house contemporary while preserving the timeless theme of hunting as part of the human history. Also the search for relatively rarely used materials like sycamore or finding the craftsmen to manufacture custom-made accessories like non standard doors were complex and time consumining.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Karina Snuszka and Dorota Kuć
Photographer: Rafał Lipski
Copyright: Mood Works-Karina Snuszka and Dorota Kuć