The By the Way House sits in the Polish countryside overlooking a nearby river. Rather than drawing inspiration from the pristine landscape, the home takes its shape from an unconventional entity — its long, winding driveway. The concrete road twists and turns around the property not to disturb any of the existing trees. At the middle of the site, the driveway lifts off the terrain, folding itself into a two-story dwelling. The solid material forms the ceiling, walls, and roof, giving the structure a sculpted quality that stands out from the verdant landscape like a modernist statue while a minimalist interior is housed within. The facade eventually unravels into a pathway off of the main living area that leads to the nearby beach.
Photos: Juliusz Sokoàowski and Olo Studio / KWK Promes