Polish architecture firm Le 2 Workshop designed the Third House From The Sun, an energy-efficient passive home in the Polish city of Lodz. Challenging site conditions inspired the architects to create a unique and asymmetric floor plan for the one-story development, which comprises two L-shaped volumes joined at the middle by a common living space. The minimalist design is reinforced by the black-and-white color scheme for the facade: the west wing of the home is painted black, whereas the east wing is painted white.
The clients desired an eco-friendly home filled with natural daylight and a sense of spaciousness. As a result, the architects studied the sun’s path to create a design that optimized passive design strategies. The placement of each room in the 3,000-square-foot home layout was informed by the solar study.
Like its minimalist exterior, the home’s interior design is similarly restrained with a limited materials palette of white walls, black tiled flooring, and wood paneling. Natural light pours into the home through large windows. The main entrance opens up to the open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen, which are located at the heart of the building. The home’s smaller left wing comprises the two children bedrooms. The larger right wing contains the master bedroom, garage, and a table tennis room.