GAJDA HOUSE

A private house in the outskirts of Krakov, sited in the grounds of the clients expanding landscape gardner and contracting business.

The house is arranged around an informal courtard, creating a campus of buildings, much like a traditional farmstead. Three buildings are devised around the courtyard to create an open edge facing the entrance to the plot, making a welcoming entrance courtyard. The three buildings house the offices of the business, a garage with a studio apartment and, the largest, for the family home.

The form of the house references the traditional construtions of the surrounding argricultural buildings or the area, using charred timber and rubble stone masonry with the distinctive over hanging steep angles pitched roofs.

The organisation around the informal courtyard allows for future additions which may include offices, garages, equipment stores and further, smaller, houses for staff.