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Minimalist black and white Pavilion House from 81.WAW.PL

25 of November '20

The design duo of Warsaw-based architecture studio 81.WAW.PL - Anna Paszkowska-Grudziąż and Rafał Grudziąż - designed the minimalist, black-and-white Pavilion House, which draws on modernism, adapted to the unevenness of the land on which it was erected.

The house, which has an area of about 100 m², was built on a plot with a significant difference in level. In order to adapt the block to the unevenness of the terrain, the architects decided to build the building from several smaller blocks. By lowering one of the floors in relation to the street level and by reversing the day and night zones inside, the house looks storied from the front, but from the garden two floors are visible. Minimalist black and white elevations emphasize the clear body of the modern house.

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view from the street

photo: Bartek Zaranek © 81.WAW.PL

From the outside, the building gives the impression of a modernist pavilion. The main part is highlighted by large-format quartz sinter tiles with characteristic veins, which are divided by horizontal lines of white ceilings. The shape of the roof reflects the shape of the terrace. The first floor has been finished with black, uniform sinter, which does not compete with the first floor, and further connects the building to the ground, the 81.WAW.PL architects write.

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view from the garden side

photo: Bartek Zaranek © 81.WAW.PL

On the axis of the main entrance, the architects located the swimming pool, from which you can go directly to the garden separated by a glass wall. The house was designed so that one of the blocks intersects the entrance and the pool, thanks to which the main hall, glazed on two sides, surrounded by rooms, gained access to natural light. Such a solution not only illuminates the interiors, but also emphasizes the divisions of the solid and marks the entrance to the building.

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terrace on the upper floor

photo: Bartek Zaranek © 81.WAW.PL

The windows open mainly to the east, with only the dining room offering a view to the west. In addition, so that homeowners don't have to carry groceries from the garage throughout the house, a small food elevator was created, connecting it with the pantry. This is a practical solution and makes everyday life easier. The entire living area is surrounded by a large terrace with the main opening to the east and south, providing a perfect place for relaxation, says Anna Paszkowska-Grudziąż, architect at 81.WAW.PL.

From the lobby one can enter the night zone of the house, which includes a bathroom, dressing room, guest room and an area with a separate bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. Meanwhile, an open space with a kitchen, dining room and living room was placed on the upper floor.

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black and white facade of the house

photo: Bartek Zaranek © 81.WAW.PL

Downstairs is located, among other things, a garage for two cars and a vestibule from which one can go to the main hall, where a spiral staircase to the first floor has been placed. At the entrance there is also space for an interior patio, whose role is to provide light for the study, adds Rafał Grudziąż, an architect from 81.WAW.PL studio.

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