The independent architecture office established in 2006 by Jan Karpiel “Bułecka” and Marcin Steindel develops projects in line with the “design & build” formula. Karpiel and Steindel have a reputation of skilful continuators of the Zakopane Style. As descendants of Wincenty Witos and Józef Bachleda-Curuś they carry the weight of their predecessors’ influence on their shoulders. In spite of this, they were not afraid to embark on a joint project with the provocative Zaha Hadid, while working on the futurist villa. Their houses, situated near the peaks of the Tatras attract enthusiasts with their modern character and minimalist approach to detail, as well as sensitivity to immediate environment.




Jan Karpiel “Bułecka”
Jan Karpiel “Bułecka” comes from a family of Zakopane architects. Fascinated by drawing, artistic carpentry and regional architecture, he received his degree in architecture from the Cracow University of Technology.

Marcin Steindel
Born and raised in Kraków, however, with strong attachment to Zakopane through his ancestors, particularly his great-great-grandfather, Wincenty Witos. In his architecture designs, he conveys his love of patrician housing architecture. He received his degree in architecture from the Cracow University of Technology.


The independent architecture office established in 2006 by Jan Karpiel “Bułecka” and Marcin Steindel develops projects in line with the “design & build” formula. Karpiel and Steindel have a reputation of skilful continuators of the Zakopane Style. As descendants of Wincenty Witos and Józef Bachleda-Curuś they carry the weight of their predecessors’ influence on their shoulders. In spite of this, they were not afraid to embark on a joint project with the provocative Zaha Hadid, while working on the futurist villa. Their houses, situated near the peaks of the Tatras attract enthusiasts with their modern character and minimalist approach to detail, as well as sensitivity to immediate environment.

Jan Karpiel “Bułecka”
Jan Karpiel “Bułecka” comes from a family of Zakopane architects. Fascinated by drawing, artistic carpentry and regional architecture, he received his degree in architecture from the Cracow University of Technology.

Marcin Steindel
Born and raised in Kraków, however, with strong attachment to Zakopane through his ancestors, particularly his great-great-grandfather, Wincenty Witos. In his architecture designs, he conveys his love of patrician housing architecture. He received his degree in architecture from the Cracow University of Technology.