Nufo Design

Single-family House (Izabelin), Architecture

Single-family House (Izabelin)

A large plot in the middle of the Izabelin forest as well as the open-mindedness of the Owners were extremely inspiring for this project. It has been a challenge; the Investors were on the one hand dreaming of a traditional Polish “manor”, and on the other of a “glass cube”. It has awakened our imagination, so the structure of the building constitutes the fusion of tradition and modernity. Wood shingle and glass, metal and stone.

The owners have determined the function that their house was to serve very precisely. The building, closed from the side of the street, opens into the depths of the garden. The windows are frames for landscapes, bypassing neighbors’ houses and reaching deep into the forest. The guest and technical section were precisely separated on the ground floor; the common space guides us smoothly from the hall and the parlour, through the kitchen and the dining room, to the living room surrounded with glass walls. The fireplace is in the center of this space. There is also a spiral staircase in the lobby, attracting attention like a sculpture, it leads to the first floor. Rooms on the first floor are the area of privacy; the main bedroom is separated from the remaining rooms by a “moat” with a glass platform, other bedrooms also form enclaves with their own terraces.

  • Project Development Capacity Analysis, Concept Design, Multi‑discipline Concepts, Architectural Designs, Construction Documents, 3D visualizations, Statutory Consultations, Construction Permit Activities, Materials Selection, Exterior Color Schemes Selection, Counseling Services, Inter‑professional Coordination, Architect’s Supervision
  • Investor Private
  • Location Izabelin, Poland
  • Area 380 m2
  • Date 2009-2012
  • Phase Completed
  • Authors arch. Małgorzata Romanowska
The Back of the Building
The Front of the Building
The Front of the Building
The Front of the Building
The Wall Covered with Shingles
The View from the Garden
The View from the Garden
The View from the Terrace
Living Room with a Fireplace
A Playroom and Dining Room
Stairs – Construction