A Floating Mountain Concrete House

Microtopping® by Ideal Work for the project made by Robert Konieczny

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A Floating Mountain Concrete House
17/11/2017 - In the wide landscape of the Polish mountains, near Brenna, the  Konieczny’s Ark rises, an avant-garde house designed by who lives therein, architect Robert Konieczny. Inspired by the typical Polish barns, the structure is a monolith block completely covered by cement. Inside it the architect was looking for a solution able to give continuity to its spaces and to integrate both with its inner elements and outer coating. Therefore, Microtopping by Ideal Work has been chosen.

When you see it from afar, you immediately notice the incredible unique nature of this house: just like Noah’s Ark or a spaceship, this contemporary piece of concrete architecture bursts into a majestic mountain landscape and, at the same time, creates an idea which couldn’t be produced elsewhere. This is perhaps because it works with nature in harmony, even offering shelter to indigenous animals. This avant-garde home is a true example of conscious architecture, based on local knowledge and local issues stemming from frequent landslides. This one-story building recalls the structure of a typical Polish barn, but this is not its peculiarity.

To overcome the problem of landslides, the structure of the building was conceived so that only one part touches the ground whilst the rest follows the slope of the hill. In order to limit the soil movements, a concrete base has been created as a bridge under which rainwater would be free to flow naturally: this “inverted roof” effect thus optimizes the construction, giving a feeling of safety and at the same time the illusion of floating on the hill.

The whole house is surrounded by large windows that make you completely immerse in wildlife. In order to avoid overheating and protect the home, the entrance is made up of a mobile bridge with a dual function of the entrance and door stairs.

For interior design, Microtopping by Ideal Work has been chosen, the polymeric cementitious solution that in a thickness of just 3 mm creates refined and seamless surfaces. The space thus created expands by gaining depth, harmony and light. The interiors are airy, luminous and characterised by an elegant and warm minimalism in which the chosen design furnishings are particularly enhanced. The prevailing colours are grey or neutral and perfectly fit with concrete covering the exterior walls and the green landscape. The result was an innovative home, in harmony with the landscape, respectful of the environment and welcoming to animals.

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A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

A Floating Mountain Concrete House

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