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Issue #24

HOLISTIC APPROACH TO BUILDING

High quality of living

The e4 concept stands for economy, energy, ecology and emotion. In Poland, the first e4-compliant houses were built near Warsaw and serve as best-case examples of how to combine top-quality, innovative solutions with comfortable living for residents and an aesthetic form.
Buildings: e4 House Poland
© Immopictures
Buildings: e4 House Poland
© Immopictures
Buildings: e4 House Poland
© Immopictures
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Buildings: e4 House Poland
© Immopictures

HOLISTIC APPROACH TO BUILDING

High quality of living

The e4 concept stands for economy, energy, ecology and emotion. In Poland, the first e4-compliant houses were built near Warsaw and serve as best-case examples of how to combine top-quality, innovative solutions with comfortable living for residents and an aesthetic form.

Future-oriented architecture puts a lot of demands on designers, investors and manufacturers in terms of house design principles and the properties of construction and installation materials. The current demand for energy-efficiency focuses on the technical values and parameters which buildings are expected to offer.

What is often forgotten in this discussion is the wellbeing and comfort of the residents and a healthy way of living. The e4 house concept responds to the requirements associated with responsible, energy-efficient and healthy architecture, which places high importance on the environment and quality of life. Of seven houses planned for construction in Cisie, near Warsaw, three have already been completed.

Buildings: e4 House Poland
© Immopictures

Modern form – flexible housing

The modern structure of the building was designed so that rooms can be easily changed and adapted to the size and needs of the family – it is a modular system. The number of rooms and their dimensions can be defined by the residents to suit anyone from a couple to a family with up to three children, or to create a multi-generational home with a room for an older person.

The e4 house meets all the typical criteria of energy-saving homes, but its aesthetics make it stand out from other available projects, countering common misconceptions about the aesthetic values of these houses. Our challenge was to effectively combine innovative solutions with quality architecture and good functionality

Maciej Mąka, co-founder of Mąka-Sojka Architekci

Buildings: e4 House Poland
© Immopictures

Contemporary design, traditional materials

The walls of the e4 house are made of natural clay blocks filled with mineral wool, and constructed using Dryfix technology on thin, fast-drying mortar. The flat ceramic roof tiles not only provide a solid roof covering, but also protect the elevation, reinforcing it and giving the building a modern and individual look – accentuated by a modern shade of dark grey. To create contrast, brown clay facing bricks cover the walls between the terrace windows, both inside and out. Beautiful, natural materials and a wholesome concept make these individual houses a place to feel at home.

Facts
  • Project name
    e4 residential estate, Cisie, Poland
  • Architect
    Mąka-Sojka Architekci
  • Used products

    Porotherm 44T
    Porotherm 25
    Dryfix
    Koramic Orea 9
    Terca Long John

  • Year of completion
    2017 and ongoing
Porotherm 44

Wall

Porotherm 44T – Poland

Koramic Orea 9

Roof

Koramic Orea 9 – Poland

Terca Long John

Façade

Terca Long John – Poland