House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek

House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek

Text description provided by the architects. The investment plot is located in the picturesque landscape of the Beskid Żywiecki Mountains, on an area with a steep slope and surrounded by a forest.

House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Exterior Photography, Windows, Forest

We located the house in the center point of the plot in such a way to use the plot’s advantages and capture the best view of the panorama of the mountains. In that way rooms open on two sides – to a wonderful view of the mountains or to the green wall of the forest.

House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Exterior Photography, Windows
House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Exterior Photography

The characteristic shape of the building consists of three segments of different heights with alternating single-pitch roofs, functionally and visually separated by two narrow corridors.

House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Image 27 of 32
House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Image 32 of 32

The large difference of height in terrain was used to create an entrance zone with a garage at a level lower than the residential zone.

The living area is located in the middle segment and it’s accessible directly from the surrounding area. This area separates the children’s rooms located in the lower segments and the parents’ bedroom area with bathrooms. The basic residential program is planned on one level. The location of the building means that the living area, located in the central part of the house, opens onto two attractive sides simultaneously.

House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Interior Photography, Living Room, Sofa, Table, Beam
House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Countertop, Windows, Beam, Chair
House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Countertop, Windows, Beam, Chair

The terrace at the back overlooking the forest has been covered. The high space of the living area in the middle segment was used for a mezzanine. The facades on the south and north sides are finished with wood. Shorter ones and a roof covered with graphite sheet metal.

House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Exterior Photography, Door, Windows, Forest
House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Exterior Photography, Windows

The plot’s development has the mountain’s character by using ferns, grass and stone elements.

House in the Beskids / RS + Robert Skitek - Exterior Photography, Forest

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