A modern mountain house clad in black metal and concrete

Black house near snow-covered mountains.Maciej
Lulko

It’s like two houses in one

Featuring all-black metal, concrete, and glass, this modern home
in Poland’s Silesian Beskids mountain range is perfectly
no-nonsense.

Polish firm Kropka Studio
designed the family home with two levels—while the gabled top
level is wrapped in black metal panels, the somewhat concealed
bottom part is built partially into the hillside and uses concrete
blocks.

Exterior of house clad in concrete and black metal and sitting on a concrete base. Maciej
Lulko

The visual separation is also a functional decision: The
architects wanted to build two houses in one.

“One of the client’s main wishes was to create a
‘children’s house’ within the building,” Kropka Studio founder, Jakub
Kowalczyk,
told Dezeen
. The lower level houses the children’s play space
as well as bedrooms, while the upper level contains the main living
areas including the kitchen, dining room, and living room. The
interior follow the exterior’s lead, which is to say it’s all
about clean lines and neutral colors.

Despite its sturdy materials, the home exudes a sense of
lightness thanks to a series of windows that cut into the facade in
an asymmetrical arrangement. On the top floor, a flat-roofed glass
corridor also helps break apart the gabled roof for a little extra
visual excitement.

Open living room with pitched ceiling. A large gray sofa fills the center of the space. A dining area and kitchen is in the distance. Maciej
Lulko Exterior of gabled house with a flat-roofed corridor in the middle.
Maciej Lulko

Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
A modern mountain house clad in black metal and concrete