Cave-Like Home in Poland Full of Comforting Curves
Some extreme curves and cavernous spaces make this cave-like home in Warsaw, Poland a truly unique sight to behold. The Swing House was designed by architect Dagmara Obluska, who believes that home should be a place where one feels free to breathe deeply and enjoy every moment of being there.
In keeping with her professional mission, Obluska designed this home in a way that would allow for maximum space and minimal harsh corners. Rather, the home is filled to the rafters (and beyond them) with swooping curves, wide open spaces and whimsical but stylish details.
Nearly the entire ground floor of the home is dedicated to a large sitting area. The extremely high ceiling makes the rooms appear enormous while allowing a full view of the sweeping staircase.
The volume of the main ground floor room is amplified by its abundance of natural and artificial light. The massive front window reaches from the floor of the first level to the ceiling of the second level, letting in plenty of sunlight.
The home’s interior is rich with shiny materials such as mirrors and polished marble, reflecting the natural light from the window as well as the artificial lights which are distributed generously throughout the interior.
Although the Swing House is utterly unconventional, it has a very comfortable quality about it. The repeating soft curves provide a kind of womb-like aesthetic, making it seem that coming home to this house would definitely be the best part of the day. See the rest of this architect’s works at her website.
About Dagmara Obluska
“The owner of the studio is a graduate of the Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Town Planning with the title of engineer, master’s architect. He has been working in the profession of an architect since 1989. She gained apprenticeship in foreign offices (Duesseldorf, Vienna), which was possible, among others, thanks to the knowledge of the German language. He also speaks English and Russian communicative.”
“She worked for many years in a family business, and since 2005 she has been creating her own house, interior and garden designs in her own studio ‘Villanette’. For many years, a member of the Municipal Architectural and Urban Commission in the Michałowice Commune and the chairwoman of the Municipal Architectural Commission in Tomaszów Mazowiecki.”