Archipaper + The Farmhouse by BXB Studio and Unique Vision Studio
This is a unique, never seen before, unprecedented, surprising, fairy-tale-like synthesis of visual arts and architecture. Two independent pieces of art created by brothers - Boguslaw and Rafal Barnas tell the story of the architectural design in the film ArchiPaper. The film has won dozens of awards around the world and the building - The Farmhouse was consequently constructed. The brothers have already revealed that soon they will be showing a documentary about a house that was born of dreams!
ArchiPaper is the architect’s experimental story about architecture. This is an attempt to find new stylistic devices for this particular art form. The basis and starting point of the study was a model of the house designed by BXB Studio. The photographed model was transformed into a vibrant image, creating an unhurried, surreal story, immersed in an abstract world and constructed entirely from paper elements. It’s the oneiric fairy-tale image accompanied by the author’s oryginal music. The animation has won awards at 14 international festivals, including New York, Madrid, Toronto and Berlin.
“The starting point for the animation was curiosity: And what would happen if we transformed the model into a vibrant paper world? - I found the task all the more fascinating as I myself feel enthusiastic about searching for and experimenting with various stylistic devices. I also wished to prove myself in a role of a beginner composer. Another issue that pushed me towards the implementation of the concept of ArchiPaper was the fact that we are on the eve of the revolution in visual arts. Fotorealism is already reachable now and in a short while it will also be very easy to implement and cheap in the terms of borne costs. When it happens, and it will certainly happen sooner than later, there will be a sharp turn in the search for new means of expression in case of telling the story through image and sound”. - Rafal Barnas, Unique Vision Studio
The Farmhouse is a creative transformation of a historical homestead into a modern residential manor. In the place of five farm buildings due for demolition, BXB studio proposed five permeating barns, to create a highly dynamic space. The seemingly random scattered solids were carefully defined by the surrounding landscape, the position of the sun and the function of the building. The house is a well-balanced architectural composition, corresponding with the surrounding landscape allowing the building to be ecological and energy efficient and providing a human connection to nature.
"From the very beginning when I started laying out the design of the house on the foundations of the old homestead, I knew that I had an obligation to create something special. The design needed to reflect and further enhance the existing space that existed in that place for many years. It was not only about a contemporary building, but a uniquely balanced space – one which would be the synthesis of the local tradition, outstanding landscape and function. This is how The Farmhouse was created." - Boguslaw Barmas, BXB studio
Boguslaw Barnaś (BXB studio)
MSc (Arch) / Dipl. -Ing Arch. Architect, Designer, Academic Tutor
He graduated from Fachhochschule Muenster in Germany and Cracow University of Technology in Poland. Bogusław founded BXBstudio in December 2009 after working for a number of internationally known practices, including Foster and Partners, Make Architects, Ingarden & Ewy Architekci. Since Febuary 2012 academic tutor at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts - AFMKU. In 2014 Boguslaw was selected as one of 20 world’s best young architectural talent by Wallpaper* and his projects were presented at London Festival of Architecture. In 2018 he received PLGBC Green Building Awards for the best sustainable design – Eco Warsaw Tower. In 2019 he received PLGBC Green Building Award for the best sustainable design – Symbiotic House. In 2021 we received German Design Award, RTF Global Architecture Award for the best world house, and The European Property Award.
Rafal Barnas (Unique Vision Studio)
MSc (Arch) Architect, Filmmaker, Musician, Graphic Designer
Architect graduated from Krakow Polytechnic in Architecture and Urban Planning, award winning visualisation and animation artist, film-maker, musician, the founder and leader of Unique Vision Studio, whose main field of work is the space of architectural visual identification. Three times nominated in prestigious 3D Awards CG Architects ( 2012, 2016, 2019 ). In 2016 awarded first prize in the CG Architect 3d Awards in the Best Film category. In 2019-2021 for his short animation ArchiPaper won many awards at the international festivals: New York Cinematography AWARDS (NYCA)- Best Animation Film, Best Animation Cinematography, Short of The Year ( Madrid, Spain ) – Best Experimental, 50 KRAF festival ( Rijeka, Croatia ) – Best Short Animation, MAAC 24FPS ( Mumbai, India ) – Best Animated Short Film ( 2D-3D ) Studio International, Couch Film Festival ( Toronto, Canada ) – Best Experimental, Short Stop International Film Festival ( Lasi, Romania ) – Best Animation.