Przemek Olczyk of Mobius Architky carved this new residence into a dune’s hillside on its site along the Narew River, creating a modern and spacious residence of more than 1,500 square meters.
Called “Dunes House,” the broad structure that rises gently from the slope undergoes de-fragmentation within the organoid body.
Set in green meadows and surrounded by lush forests, the house has a distinctive curved silhouette reminiscent of sea dunes, which really gives the project its name.
Olczyk states that the curved shape resembles a “harp” as it runs across the slope of the hill and follows the line of the winding river.
The dunes evoke futuristic images, although they hark back to their simplicity as they have been used for years.
From the river’s perspective, the building appears cohesive.
The balance and completeness of the space are also achieved by the materials used: white plasters and quartz stone sintering.
Cubic shapes and sharp lines cut the semi-open atrium, providing intimacy and allowing light to permeate inward.
The glass box “endoscope” captures light while also providing shelter from the scorching sun, allowing residents to remain indoors and outdoors without barriers or dividers.
The design ensures an intimate relationship between the residents of the house while being open and free from functional architecture.
Examining the house from the riverside, the architect placed the bedrooms in the right part; In the center, there is a living room with a kitchen and to the left is a recreation room.
Also of note is a glass rectangular box placed on top of a sprawling one-story structure.
Like a periscope, it allows a look at the crowns of the surrounding trees.
The house has two pools, including an indoor pool, two helipads, a 300-meter jogging track, and a mobile platform that allows free connection to the base of the hill.
Many elements of the house are automated, which, combined with innovative technological solutions, directly affects the comfort of the home.
Project: Dunes House
Architects: Mobius Architekci
Lead Architect: Przemek Olczyk
Photographs Courtesy of the Architects