Autofamily House by Robert Konieczny KWK Promes
Polish architecture firm Robert Konieczny – KWK Promes designed the ‘Autofamily House’ which was built in 2012. “Autofamily house represents a new way of thinking about the entrance area in a suburban residence. We usually enter the house by a car, using the garage integrated in main solid. The main entrance is rarely used. Nowadays the cars are becoming cleaner and more eco-friendly, hence the idea emerged to include the garage into the representative entrance area” says architect Robert Konieczny.
The homeowner is an art collector who inspired the idea of merging the entrance, the driveway and his art collection into a “unique multifunctional space”. The driveway connects the ground level and the second storey in a unique way and makes parking your car right next to the living room “a pleasant experience” due to the art decorated walls. It’s almost like a drive-through gallery.
“However, to avoid dividing the garden, the driveway is covered with a green roof and finished with walls serving as borderlines. The result is a tunnel emerging in the garden, becoming a house.”