The district of Bronowice lies at the western edge of Krakow and was once the favourite suburban village for the Young Poland artists. Today the area mainly features single-family houses. Situated on a hill on Tetmajera Street with a view of Krakow are the so-called Tetmajera Villas. The two semi-detached houses planned by LK & PROJEKT and carried out by the URBA Group house a total of four flats, each with a generous 184 m2 spread over three floors. The special thing about these houses is that they were built using Mabudo Rapid® technology with three-layer Mabudo Robust® walls.
Tradition meets avant-garde
Mabudo Robust® walls - popularly known as sandwich walls - consist of a 6-8 cm thick facade layer, 8-24 cm thick insulation and an inner 10-20 cm thick structural layer. Using Mabudo Rapid® technology, the precast concrete wall elements are connected by means of prefabricated, 7 cm thick filigree slabs. Reinforcement is placed on the laid slabs and a 13 cm high concrete layer is poured on site. The precast concrete elements also include two-floor staircases and foundations. Only the foundations were poured on site, the rest of the elements were created in the prefabrication plant at Mabudo.
Creative facade design: RECKLI 2/236 California
The facade on the ground floor was also created with precast elements. Inspired by Young Poland art, the architects chose our 2/236 California structural matrix from the RECKLI SELECT series. It is characterised by a geometric ribbed structure with a linear course. The ribs are triangular in shape, tapering towards the top and pierced by bevelled channels. The production of the total of 17 structural matrices of 2.40 x 1.00 metres was carried out in the RECKLI factory with a lot of manual work and skill by our experienced employees. As a contrast to the textured concrete, the facades of the two upper floors are smooth. And the results clearly show: The two Tetmajera Villas skilfully combine uncompromising architecture, innovative construction and modern, energy-saving technology.