Give The Wood a Second Chance House || KUCZIA || Architect of the Year Awards 2020

KUCZIA: Winner of Architect of the Year Awards 2020. This simple detached house with its individual façade naturally blends into the surroundings.

In this house, many components come from recycling.

All wooden elements – both on the façade and in the interior-come from demolition. In loving craftsmanship of a carpenter emeritus, they were renewed and given a second chance: As a façade, as a wooden cladding in the rooms or as steps.

The glasses of the terrace roofing also come from recycling. This not only saved costs, but also saved resources. Thanks to good thermal insulation and passive solar solutions, it is also economical in use.

Firm || KUCZIA
Project Name ||
Give-The-Wood-A-Second-Chance House
Architect || Peter Kuczia
Architect of the Year Award Category || Single Family House

Project Location || Warsaw
Team || Dr. Peter Kuczia
Country || Germany
Photography ©Credit || ©KUCZIA

Peter Kuczia is an educator and expert in ecological constructions with more than twenty years of experience. In 2008 he completed his Ph.D. dissertation on solar architecture in Germany. He is an author of ‘Educating Buildings – Learning Sustainability through Displayed Design’. He has been awarded multiple international prizes, including International Design Award (US), Iconic Award (DE), DNA Paris Design Awards (FR), LICC London Creative Competition (UK), German Design Award (DE), Green Good Design (US), a national nomination to the MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD for European Architecture, and many others.

His work has been exhibited and published around the world. He is a jury member in international competitions and initiator and curator of the Design that Educates Awards.