The Jodlowa House, located on the outskirts of Krakow, Poland was a collaborative effort between UK-based PCKO and local MOFO Architects. The modern structure is framed in steel and is elevated above its site in order to minimize environmental impact. Also contributing to its environmentally friendly nature is a large, mature tree that was incorporated as part of the exterior terrace design instead of being cut down. The exterior walls of the home are composed almost entirely of glass, allowing unrestricted views the landscape. In contrast to the prevalence of glass in the rest of the structure, there is a 5 story tower at the center of the home and an indoor pool that utilize stone walls. The rustic, textured stone, covered in ivy, is a dramatic contrast to the transparent nature of the rest of the house. The tower houses guest accommodations and affords residents unprecedented views of the Tatra Mountains.
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