The Polish Farmhouse – realization

The transformation of a historical homestead into a modern home.

Here is the list of awards received so far by the Polish Farmhouse project:


Top 10 house designs completed in 2020 by Murator Publishing House – 2020 [POLAND]


Architecture Salon – 2021 (Małopolska District Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland) [POLAND, KRAKÓW]

Silver A’Design Award and Competition – 2022 [ITALY, COMO]

Nomination for the 2022 SARP Award of the Year – 2022 (among 17 finalists and 3 houses) [POLAND]

Architecture MasterPrize Winner – 2022 [USA, Los Angeles; Spain, Bilbao]

Finalist World Architecture Festival – 2022 [GREAT BRITAIN/ PORTUGAL, LISBON]

Winning the V4 FAMILY HOUSES competition “Single-family houses in the Visegrad Group countries” – 2022 [POLAND]

Dezeen Awards – nomination (only Polish studio) – 2022 [GREAT BRITAIN, LONDON]

Outstanding Property Award London – Platinum Winner – 2022 [GREAT BRITAIN, LONDON]

TOP 10 most interesting houses according to Archinea – 2022 [POLAND]TAC The Architecture Community – Architect of the Year – 2022

TAC The Architecture Community – Architect of the Year – 2022

TOP 10 Wooden Projects – Archello – 2022 [NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM; CANADA TORONTO]

IDA Design Awards – Bronze Winner – 2022 [USA, LOS ANGELES]

1st prize in the Polish Architecture XXL Plebiscite – Grupa Sztuka Architektury – 2022 [POLAND]

MocArty RMF Classic 2022 plebiscite – nomination – 2023 [POLAND]

Building of the Year Arch Daily – nomination – 2023 [Chile, Santiago]

Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2023 – Gold Winner – 2023 [INDIA, DELHI]

BLT Built Design Awards – Winner – 2023 [SWITZERLAND]

Finalist Archello Awards’23 [NETHERLANDS]

Poland Urban Awards – 2nd Prize – DMN1R Poland – 2023 [POLAND]

London International Crative Competiton – Finalist – 2024 [LONDON]


In the place of five farm buildings due for demolition, we proposed five interconnected barns to create a highly dynamic space. The seemingly random scattering of barns was carefully defined by the surrounding landscape, the position of the sun and the function of the building.

Polish Barns

The first barn, that is the garage acts as a massive buffer separating the house from the road. The final, fifth barn accommodates the living area and bedroom with the wooden deck leading to the surrounding wilderness. It is set in the exact place where the original barn was situated. This is where we placed the main living area which replicates the true character of the original barn. Right next to it we placed the barn accommodating the kitchen and we positioned it in a way, that enabled its corner window to be used as an observation point for the entrance area, which can be found in the central barn and is characterised by its decorative, transparent wall creating a portal.

The barns accommodating the children’s rooms and studios have an open view facing the other side, and are placed between magnificent trees that have been preserved.

Each particular barn was finished with different styles of wood texture, to reflect the indywidual character of the historical buildings.

Although this development is a completed piece of work it takes into account the possibility of future development, which could include the creative reconstruction of the historical house due for demolition in accordance with the client’s wishes.

The Polish Farmhouse

Project: BXB studio Bogusław Barnaś
Team: Bogusław Barnaś, Justyna Gajda, Bartosz Styrna, Anna Mędrala, Kamil Makowiec, Mateusz Zima, Magdalena Moska, Valentin Lepley, Aleksander De Mott, Maroš Mitro, Paula Wróblewska, Marzia Tocca
Film production and animation graphics: Unique Vision Studio Visualizations and graphic design:
BXB studio Bogusław Barnaś
Area: 627,48 m2
Location: Poland
Year: 2017-2020
Client: Private

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