2024 UDAD 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner | Zosia’s house | IFAgroup

… is a single-family house in Gdansk. The new houses’ construction is very “diverse” in terms of spatial order and aesthetics. Proportions for the mass were drawn from the surroundings, as well as the color of the facade from the land on which the house stands. The mass was simplified, getting rid of unnecessary decorations.

Everything worked out with the cooperation of a very aware and open-minded investor who actively participated in the whole process. The owner also had her guidelines. The kitchen, dining room, and living room were to be spacious, and open to each other, but without unnecessary surface area. In the dining room, there was a large table with a designated place for play and learning for the child. The windows were meant to resemble paintings but without huge glazing. The owners attached great importance to terraces as separate rooms, and it was also important not to overheat the rooms.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2024

Zosia’s house
House Design Architecture (Built)


Kamil Domachowski

Design Team
Kamil Domachowski, Karolina Wood-Domachowska, Maciej Busch, Adrianna Jemioł, Jakub Brzuchański



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And so, in accordance with the Owners’ guidelines, these three rooms became the center of the house. The family room for play, which is also a reading room, has a height of 4 meters. Windows in this project “control” daylight. They also serve to frame views – they are directed upwards to see the sky or downwards to enjoy a view of greenery.

The bathroom was designed in an unconventional way. Its door is hidden in the line of stairs. The stairs leading to the first floor are integrated with the bathroom door and the whole creates a coherent image. In this project, we focused on details. Another one is the secretary desk located under the stairs near the bathroom.

The coffee room has a seating area with extended stairs leading to the upper floor. The owner mentioned that she often played on the stairs as a child and remembered it as a pleasant association. The house has two terraces – the west one facing the garden, the east one designed for spending time with morning coffee. This is an extension of the garden.

We focused on natural colors and materials. Among other things, sand-cement plaster impregnated colorlessly was used. The ground floor ceiling was made of ceramic blocks, which remained raw, in their unchanged form. The top of the ceiling above the ground floor was finished with a ceramic resin color, as a layer separating the stories.

The pantry walls on the ground floor and the walls in the hallway on the first floor were partially made of acoustic perforated panels to reduce the rawness of the rooms.

The parents’ bedroom is decorated with paintings, some of which were already owned by the Investors. The children’s rooms and the study are located at opposite ends of the hallway. A green roof was designed above the garage, which serves as an extension of the study and provides an additional close-up view of the greenery.