1969 Born in Katowice, Poland
1996 Received the certificate of New Jersey Institute of Technology
1998 Graduated of Architecture at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice
1999 Established Robert Konieczny KWK Promes architecture studio
2011 Awarded by the Minister of Culture in Poland for his outstanding achievements in the field of architecture as a second architect ever gaining this kind of prize
Details are extremely important in our architecture, as they are the culmination of the project. Good details indicate that the building's quality is very high. KWK Promes is a conceptual office. The most important thing for us is always to find one strong idea that gives origins to the entire project. Our rule is to remove all the unnecessary elements during the design process to leave only these things that are really important. As a result, the main idea becomes clear for everyone and the space we create is pure. In every project, our main goal is to bring the building to such a condition, where it's impossible to simplify it anymore. When taking a look at our buildings, people can get the impression that the details are eliminated there. Actually, it is extremely difficult to make it happen in such a way. It takes a lot of efforts to make sure that the plaster and concrete walls don't have any unnecessary flashings or other metal elements. However thanks to this fact, the space we perceive, both inside and outside, doesn't distract one's attention by its imperfections. For me, such things are very important. It makes me very nervous if the design is imperfect in any way. That's why we spend a lot of time on making the buildings perfect. Sometimes, we do it just for ourselves, while the client doesn't expect such a purity from us. However, just like in From the Garden House case, we aim for creating a perfect framework for the space that the residents can fill in their own way afterwards.
細部在我們的建築設計裡扮演了極為重要的角色，是整項企劃的精華所在。良好的細部設計意味著建築的品質非常優良。KWK頗汨使（KWK Promes）是一個概念工作室。對我們來說，最重要的事情始終是找到一個能為整項企劃提供起源的強大構想。我們的設計守則是在設計過程中去除所有不必要的元素，僅留下那些真正重要的事物。因此對大家展現成果時，最主要的概念變得更清晰，所創造的空間也變得更純淨。在每一項企劃裡，我們的宗旨是讓建築物達到一種無法再繼續簡化的狀態。當人們看到我們所設計的建築物時，會明顯感覺到某些細部被摘除了。這實際上是非常難以實現的事情；我們耗盡心力，才得以確保灰泥和混凝土牆上沒有任何不必要的反光或其他金屬元素。不過，正因如此，我們才能在內部和外部同時打造出即使有瑕疵也不會分散人們注意力的空間。這些事對我來說都十分重要。如果設計上有任何不完美的地方，會使我坐立難安。因此才會花費大量的時間，好讓建築設計更加完美。有時候我們這麼做，僅僅是為了滿足自己的追求，業主其實並沒有對我們提出如此純粹的設計要求。不過，正如「源自庭院山莊」（From the Garden House）這項企劃一樣，我們旨在為業主的空間打造一個完美的框架，讓他們能在建設完成後按照自己的風格進行填充。