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The shape of the roof emerged as a compromise between owner’s expectations, who wanted a flat roof, and strict regulations of a local spatial plan which allowed only very sloping ones. The final form, found after trying many different possibilities, was additionally hidden behind attic wall.

The design process started with the function – quite extensive, mainly due to the large number of family members. The vast living area is complemented with five bedrooms, three and half bathrooms and some utility and storage rooms. The main challenge was to fit the function into a compact and economical form and, on the other hand, adjust it to its narrow site of irregular shape. Adjusting the building into the site, while simultaneously fulfilling the functional requirements, was possible only through minimalizing its distance to borders of the site. It proceeded, however, with a need to rethink the general layout of windows – they were placed in loggias, one meter deep.The shape of the roof emerged as a compromise between owner’s expectations, who wanted a flat roof, and strict regulations of a local spatial plan which allowed only very sloping ones.  The final form, found after trying many different possibilities, was additionally hidden behind attic wall.Hiding the roof had an additional advantage – it let us bypass another plan’s regulation concerning using red tile. It is now just… invisible.  

Project name – HOUSE FOR / Single family house. Project city, country -Warsaw , Poland. Architects / Designers – MFRMGR / Marta Frejda , Michał Gratkowski / MOKO ARCHITECTS . Collaboration –Waldemar Nowicki ,  Jarosław Urbański. Floor area-265 m2. Status of project - construction started / Expected completion- 2015/2016