The Ark House | Robert Konieczny sits on a hillside in Poland, designed by the architect to be used by his own family. The single-story dwelling has a glazed facade that takes advantage of the beautiful view, and its seemingly precarious perch allows for greater security. The structure is made to pivot away from the slope so that the bedrooms are elevated to first-floor height, while a single corner, featuring an entrance accessible through a drawbridge, is the only portion that actually rests on the hillside. The facade is made with structural concrete, while the roof is covered with a waterproof membrane that mimics the concrete for a consistent aesthetic. Inside, temperature is maintained with spray-on insulating foam, with the material left exposed on the walls and ceilings of some of the rooms to add a tactile quality to the interior.