Beautiful Wooden Home Uses Math to Preserve the Surrounding Forest

by , 08/08/14
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

Podkowa House Warsaw, Polish architects, centrala architects, Voronoi architecture, Voronoi house, vacation home design, wooden house, Voronoi diagram

Using the Voronoi formula, Jakub Szczęsny planned the house so that it would come as close to the trees as possible without compromising their root systems. The house, clad in Siberian cedar panels, has a single-floor structure with a cellar and a roof designed with optimal geometry for getting rid of fallen leaves. The rectangular interiors areas are nestled amidst the trees in an optimal determined by the Voronoi formula.

Related: idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

The location had been surveyed by authorities for a long time and was considered unbuildable, but the studio was able to secure a permit thanks to their innovative approach. The clearly divided night and day zones are cut with three patios for visual continuity and to enable trees to grow around the home.

+ Centrala

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