In the Lublin region of Poland, an old windmill has gained a second life and new modernized look with a transformation into a contemporary home that nevertheless retains the mill’s original expression and form.
The project was undertaken by 04 architekci, who were engaged by a bold investor who owned the windmill and was impressed by their previous work created as part of the international competition ‘Contemporary House 2014 – Village House.’
Adapted to current technical and local conditions, the building was redesigned to fit with its rural landscape. The overall form is highly identifiable and characteristic of Polish countryside architecture. At the same time, the building has been retrofitted to accommodate a modern way of living and a new residential function.
New structural elements include an underground floor and terrace with large areas of glazing on the ground floor and smaller, more narrow windows on the upper floors.