VILLA IN TWO PAVILIONS

VILLA IN TWO PAVILIONS

Private Houses
Wiesiołowskiego Street, Mielec, Poland
Courtesy of Barycz & Saramowicz Design Office

VILLA IN TWO PAVILIONS IN MIELEC

BARYCZ & SARAMOWICZ DESIGN OFFICE as Architects

               Built in Mielec in the Podkarpacie region, the house is situated in a quiet, suburban area, largely wooded, with numerous lovely copses, mainly birchen. Keeping in mind the historical significance of Mielec, which at the end of the Second Republic of Poland became the heart of the Central Industrial District, rich in precious modernist architecture, Barycz and Saramowicz have turned to the tradition of modernism here.

The simplicity of elements combined in an abstract geometric form, contrast between planes of glass and a quiet order of the stone walls create an aesthetic character of the building. The large, light and dynamic glass panes counterbalance the heavy, imposing stone walls. This is a kind of a flirt of masses, architectural weighing of material weights. The stone expresses a relationship with the earth and a dialogue with the transience of the glass. The stone cladding has an extremely rustic form here as the wall has been laid in a form of crushed stone layers. It is loosened from the deposit according to the arrangement of the rock layers. Two surfaces are substantially parallel and plane whereas facing edges are generally straight.

Innovation of the villa consists in arranging it in a form of two parallel pavilions connected by a passage, each of which has a separate function. They create a new quality of spatial interrelations in a family house.


Dr. Rafal Barycz, architect

Dr. Pawel Saramowicz, architect


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