Enchanting little ‘origami house’ has two-fold purpose of ‘isolation and reflection’
Silesian architects have come up with the latest in innovation with this delightful “Origami house”.
Located in the city of Toruń, the design inspired by the ancient Japanse art of paper-folding has been billed by the architects behind it as a “place of temporary isolation and reflection”.
With a useable floor space of just 26.6 square metres, the house is small but cosy inside and is supposed to supplement, not replace, life in a larger house.
Photos show it standing in a garden, on the same plot of land as a full-sized house.
In addition to its practical functions, it serves a decorative role: the architects describe it as a “sculpture in the space of a home garden”.
Inside, the building has a bleached plywood finish, which gives it a calm feel.
The downstairs includes a stove and a compact kitchen area, with an espresso machine and wine glasses ready to be used.
A pared-back staircase leads up to the upper floor, which receives natural light from above, offering greater privacy.
As well as providing space for guests, the building can be used to step away from everyday life and recharge one’s batteries without having to book a holiday or travel far away from home.
Designers Medusa Group from the city of Bytom in Silesia said the building was a “place of temporary isolation and reflection”.
“A seemingly simple building with a geometric form creates a complicated system of steel structure covered with graphite polyurethane coating.
“This allowed us to obtain the effect of a visually light, paper form taken from the Japanese art of creating spatial forms from paper,”
The architects are the studio’s founders Przemo Łukasik and Łukasz Zagała, who were both born in Silesia and spent time working abroad, with Katarzyna Chobot and Katarzyna Kruszenko as associate architects.