Slab House

Slab House

Slab House project came into existence in the suburbs of Poznań on one of many hills surrounding the city. It was not an easy task – architects from mode:lina™ had to inscribe the building’s form into all too steep hill’s slope.

As it turned out, the solution was, unexpectedly, childishly easy – recreate LEGO, it’s idea and turn it into reality. Three storeys of the building were separated from one another with even slabs that resemble childrens’ favourite blocks’ construction panels.


  • Project Slab House
  • Design Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Małgorzata Wawrzynek, Kinga Kin, Anna Kazecka-Włodarczyk, Natalia Wasicionek
  • Photos Patryk Lewiński
  • 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 Październik 2020
  • Press release Download press materials

Horizontally enormous slabs create an intriguing contrast to the hill’s height, creating, at the same time, space for the terraces with the view of the city’s panorama.

The building’s final shape fits the grounds like a glove.

On the base floor there’s a more technical part of the house, along with a garage. This level was covered with constructive slab, allowing for flexibility of upper level planning. The 1st floor has been divided into 5 cubicles, that hold key functions:
– dressing room
– guests’ bedroom
– bathroom
– functional space combined with a kitchen
– chimney with audio/video infrastructure

Cubic geometry

Spaces between cubicles were separated with glass walls, allowing the living room to seamlessly flow into the dining room and corridors. Remaining slab’s part organically extends further outside, creating a terrace.

Level 2 was separated with another slab, in a similar fashion to the 1st one, however here cubicles are disjointed and form two, small, standalone house-like structures. One is the parent’s bedroom with a wardrobe and a bathroom, second one is the childrens’ bedrooms plus the mezzanine overlooking the 1st floor daily space.

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