Razor House is a project of 81.waw.pl, an architectural studio from Warsaw with a unique facade imitating wooden razor blades that creates a light and airy form that looks as if it was waving in the wind.
As mentioned before, the most important feature of the designed building is individualism, which was expressed by an unusual, sculptural facade. The creation of this unique project was influenced by the investor’s vision and the architects’ idea.
The characteristic wooden, wavy blades of the Razor House by 81.WAW.PL studio shades the rooms and provides more privacy for the residents.
The undulating house has the shape of a cuboid as it was forced by the shape of the plot and low, one-story buildings.
Wooden razor blades that protect the windows from the sun run along the entire north and south elevation of the area. In this way, the architects created the impression of lightness, and the ordinary rectangular shape obtained an airy form that looks as if it was waving in the wind.
The single-family building consists of three sections: day, night (private), and garage with technical facilities. The central zone of the house is the day zone, consisting of a living room with an open kitchen and a dining room, which creates a common space.
From the outside, both from the north and south sides, this part is highlighted with large glazing. Residents can freely move from the living room directly to the large garden. The seating area opens outwards, creating a coherent whole with the surrounding greenery.
In the night zone, there is a master bedroom with a wardrobe, a guest room that can be used as a study, two children’s rooms, the main bathroom, and an additional bathroom for guests. An interesting addition to this space is the large glazing in the main bedroom overlooking the western part of the garden.
Photography: Bartek Zaranek