Fence House

Fence House

In Borówiec near Poznań, once again a house designed by mode:lina™ studio was built. The form of this house: two blocks with a sloping roof and an asymmetric garage cube, is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional style. It is complemented with simple, raw materials: bricks, concrete, and sheet in shades of gray.


  • Project Fence House
  • Design Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin
  • Photos Marcin Ratajczak, Marcel Dezor
  • Building permit design Pracownia Poznań-Projekt: Ewa Pawlicka Garus, Lidia Jeżak, Beata Czarnocka
  • Structural design Pracownia Projektowa Jacek Kryske
  • Individual discipline designs SIMA Projektowanie Instalacji Sanitarnych Jacek Sikora
  • Completion 2015
  • Area 290 m2
  • Press Release Download Release

The street facade has the least windows, protecting the inhabitants from the noise and gives them peace. In addition, various kinds of fences give them a sense of security. That’s where the house got its name: the Fence House.

There’s the unique kitchen extended into the garden and a large living room with mezzanine, reaching the attic. An unusual feature is the window in the hallway, which exhibits the owner’s unique car inside a graphite garage cube.

Ground floor is a common part for all inhabitants.

The living room is a large, open space, where the irregular window theme appears, exposing the natural exterior.

The most interesting part of the room is a mezzanine with a library, based on large steel beams. Bookshelves were built with old oak beams, one of Poznan’s old townhouses.

The shape of this building was dictated by its function. Household members, parents, and two children wanted to live independently. Hence the idea of dividing it into two parts.

Separate areas on the first floor allow adults to enjoy tranquility while kids can go crazy in their “own house”.

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ul. Zwierzyniecka 28D/2
60-814 Poznan, Poland