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Cameratta Residential Complex, Warsaw, Poland

The Project
The Cameratta residential complex was constructed in the Warsaw district of Mokotów, near the greenery of Warsaw Central Park (Pole Mokotowskie). The development represents a further phase in the Warsaw housing project known as Eko-Park, the town planning aspects of which were formulated by the firm of Kuryłowicz & Associates, which was also the general designer of the whole Eko-Park complex. Further residential complexes were designed by other practices. The A2 phase, known as Cameratta, is the work of the Bulanda, Mucha Architekci architectural studio.

In designing this stage of the investment, the architects, decided on a simple architectural approach and modelled their design on residential architecture of the 1920s and 30s. The four-storey buildings are surrounded by trees and gardens. Sections of the elevation where the walls are faced in grey brick are a reference to pre-war modernist buildings. Modernism is also exhibited in details such as spiral patio staircases.

Despite rigorous regulations on the town planning project, this phase of the investment has its own individual characteristics. For instance, one wing of the building has been constructed at an angle to prevent the destruction of a tree, creating an interesting effect. On the building roofs, stand-alone two-storey family homes have been built in unique geometric shapes. Each home has a patio and garden located on an upper level and connected to the lower level by an external staircase. Characteristic planks have been mounted on the upper section of the elevation as well as steel openwork balustrades.

The project also includes glass elements that differentiate the building and give them a modern appearance. Windows have been designed in various sizes and positions. The large windows on the upper levels are particularly eye-catching. In the Cameratta complex, the window woodwork includes Pilkington Insulight™ Protect insulating glass units, with class 2(B)2 laminated safety glass. On the ground floor, anti-intruder glazing has been used. In addition to safety and burglar-proof glass properties, the double glazed units demonstrate low emissivity, characterised by a low factor of Ug-value at the level of 1.1 W/m²K.

Not only the windows and sections of the façade have been constructed with glass. Pilkington Profilit™ profiled glass was incorporated in the stairwell glazing. Internal walls are also glazed with double sheets of Pilkington Profilit™ K25/60/7 Wired glass, as well as Pilkington Profilit™ K25/60/7 Plus 1.7 low emissivity glass. Aside from aesthetic appeal, this ensured effective daytime illumination throughout the room, as well as insulation, which contributes to energy conservation.

The architects at the Bulanda, Mucha studio have used profiled glass on the higher floor balustrades*. These opaque balustrades are made using double-shell Pilkington Profilit™ K25/60/7. One panel includes wired panels, ensuring greater privacy, which was one of the priorities for the residential complex, whilst providing exceptional aesthetics.

The Cameratta Residential Complex is a unique investment in the centre of Warsaw, differing greatly from standard residential blocks and apartments. The original design and surrounding greenery ensure residents exceptional comfort practically unfound in the city centre. A prime location and interesting design guarantee the investment great success.

* As with all products, the suitability of Pilkington Profilit™ for use in any particular application should be confirmed and due account taken of relevant national regulations, standards and codes.
  Project ReferenceGL_PR0098
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Project Details
Address
3 Biały Kamień str., Warsaw, Poland
Opening Date
2004
Building Type
  • Residential / Domestic
About the Architect/Installer
Architect
Bulanda & Mucha Architects, arch. Andrzej Bulanda, arch. Włodzimierz Mucha
Installer
General contractors: Mitex, Kajima; Profiled glass façade: Polring-Glass; IGU producer: Pilkington IGP