The Aatrial House close to Opole (Poland) is hands down one of my favourite minimalist houses! It sits near a forest and in order to not disturb the beauty of nature for the inhabitants, the architects came up with something I’ve never seen so elegantly before.

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To preserve the unobstrucuted views into nature, the house features a lowered driveway leading inside to the ground floor level, from underneath the building, As a result, the building opens up onto all sides with its terraces in an unrestricted manner. The only way to get into the garden is through the atrium and the house. You end up with the reverse of an atrial building. The aatrial house is closed to the inside and opened to the surroundings.

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The interior features large windows and extensive use of glass throughout!

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