house in katowice

extension of the single family house in Katowice, Poland
Marcin Jojko, Bartłomiej Nawrocki



Extension of the detached house from 50’s (so called “ Polish cube “) within the limitations of the plot area and orientation relative to the garden and sun.


Mono-pithed roof as well as the trapezoidal plan of the extended house allow to provide the maximal amount of sunlight to garden part of the plot. The living space lowered to the garden’s level enhance the direct contact with greenery and becomes its natural extension. Although a volume of the building is enlarged the shadow from the house during the year remains almost the same as before extension.