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Standard House30. Jun2011

Designed in 2007 and completed in 2010 after three years of construction, Standard house is located on a site having 1232sm with a total usable floor area of 224sm.

"The project arose in untypical conditions: it was supposed to be built in two different places - one near Pszczyna and one in the outskirts of Berlin. As the second location was still to be chosen, the main goal became to design a house that fits every plot. This is how the idea of standard house emerged, first such an attemption in the KWK Promes history. The round shape of the house makes it easily suitable to any given shape of the site. The freedom in the choice of the roof type makes it universal in terms of landscape conditionings, while flexibility of interior plan adopts it to the needs of any individual family. Sustainability is the focal point of the design of the house: it was designed to respect the environment by choosing the natural building materials and using renewable energy sources. The use of prefab wooden construction allowed to reduce the building costs and still keep good quality. Due to the optimal building's shape (circle), very good thermal insulation, elimination of thermal bridges and renewal energy installations, the house can be called a passive one." - Robert Konieczny

Photos from KWK Promes 

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