The Long House is a single-family house is located in Łódź and was created for a couple with two children. The design of the building is the work of Marcin Tomaszewski from the REFORM Architekt studio.
The project was designed with a tight green standard as not to cut any trees on the plot during construction. The Long House was built on an unusual site consisting of two narrow plots adjacent to each other.
The linear house stood on the first one, which is only 22 meters wide. On the other, also 22 meters wide, there are old trees which the owners decided to keep.
In this project, greenery was in the first place. The architect made sure that the house situated in the first part had a picturesque view of the 100-year-old trees growing in the second.
There were also a few trees on the lot where the house was built. The architect’s task was to preserve these plants as well, which is why, among others, unusual openings were created on the terrace on the first floor.
Even the entrance and the entrance gate are placed between trees spaced 4 meters apart in such a way as to avoid their destruction. The façades of the long, narrow body of Long House were covered with white plaster and stone.
Spacious and bright interiors with large glazing provide access to natural light and pleasant views of greenery. The interiors are dominated by simple and natural colors: white, beige, brown, and gray.
The oblong house is designed so that it fits into a narrow area and does not interfere with the surrounding nature. All in all, it is just a place conducive to relaxation and contact with the surrounding nature.
Gallery of Long House
Photography: Reform Architekt Group