If you cannot move the house to the forest then bring the forest to the house! This is the principle that Polish Mode:lina Architects utilised when they produced the interior style notion for this urban concrete residence. When they have been entrusted with the project, the home was built currently but left in its raw stage. Which came in really handy, as the architects loved the concrete components and built their concept about them. Their aim was to keep the space as open as attainable although having quite distinctive areas. And as they could not divide the space with vertical partitions, they obtained the identical impact by treating the horizontal surfaces differently. On the ground floor the space is divided into kitchen, dining area and living area by way of a intelligent use of supplies on floor and ceiling. The kitchen is delimited by concrete floor and ceiling, the dining area has the same concrete ceiling but the floor is covered in wood, and the living room has the very same wooden floor as the dining space but the ceiling is painted white. A flight of raw concrete stairs goes up the upper floor of the residence, exactly where we discover the evening location. At the finish of the stairs, instead of a balustrade there is book-shelving technique that includes the owners expanding collection of books. The evening space is divided into the master bedroom with its en-suite walk in closet, the child’;s space and the bathroom. Together with the concrete, wood is the other material present everywhere in the style of the home, in numerous shapes and states, some far more processed, some straight out of the woods.
Hanging above a fairly rustic and antique wooden dining table, this custom-made chandelier is one particular of the very first hints to the forest, a motif that is present all through the property. Along with the sliding pantry door created of raw hunting wooden planks, they introduce the eye to the “nature” of the house.
The stairs are an essential visual element of the house, and their are treated as such. The structure is left raw concrete, and the top of the actions is covered in wood. In addition, the very first 3 steps are totally covered in wood to mark a visual threshold.
The staircase is kept important, the materials are raw and there is no hand-railing to disturb the image. At the top of the stairs there is an industrial looking wood and metal bookcase that also play the part of a balustrade.
The child’;s space is kept neutral with white cupboards and lots of components that recall nature: a grass hunting carpet covers part of the wooden floor, there are representations of animals and of leaves. The white swing appears to be hanging from the branch of a tree.
The lady of the residence wanted some thing particular about her stroll in closet, and the architects came up with a partition wall created from wooden planks installed like trees and fabric. The access from the bedroom is produced through a “secret” door, represented by a complete height mirror.
The bathroom is covered in white mosaic, with tiny splashes of black, like the playful octopus on the back-splash of the bathtub. As it is the only bathroom in the property, both a shower and a bathtub have been fitted in. The floor is partly covered in the same white mosaic, partly left in concrete.