Vision
Our objective is to discover fragments of uniqueness in the field of contemporary architecture. To bring to life an unconventional and positively unpressive form. To turn concept into shape and matter into emotion.
Team

Przemyslaw Olczyk

Architect - Owner / Mobius Architecture

Monika Kozlowska

Interior architect / Mobius Design

Profile

Mobius offers a full spectrum of architectural design services. Within the scope of Mobius Architecture we design residences, multiple dwellings, offices and customer service buildings.

Mobius Design deals with interior design of apartments, houses, residences and all commercial spaces in its full range with author’s supervision.

We cooperate exclusively with renowed engineering firms. We carry out projects in any given location in Poland and Europe.

Our offer of services include:

  • drawing up project conceptions,

  • compiling and analizing building projects with the aim of attaining building permits,

  • preparing executive projects,

  • author’s supervision on-site,

  • drawing up cost estimate which controls feasibility of project within predicted budget,

  • gathering advertizing material that promotes the investment.

Publications
  • Wydawca – Agora S.A. – 2011
    101 NAJCIEKAWSZYCH POLSKICH BUDYNKÓW DEKADY
    Dom Atrium
  • Czas na Wnętrze – 2011
    Na własnej skórze
  • Plusmood - 2011
    Johny The Saint – Interiors .Mobius Architects
  • The Wondrons. Desgin Magazine – 2011
    The 10 inspirational home designs for future
  • ŚWIAT REZYDENCJI WNĘTRZ I OGRODÓW– 2010
  • NEWSWEEK – 2009
    Smak życia – Budowanie Nieufności
  • ELLE DECO – 2010
    (Nie)Tylko dla elit – artykuł o pracowni mobius
  • STO.JOURNAL – 2009
    Rozmowa z arch. Przemysławem Olczykiem. Debiut z wyróżnieniem.
  • BHMADECO ΙΟΥΛΙΟΣ – 2009
    Publikacja domu Origami
  • AZURE MAGAZINE – 2009
    Prefab 20*20
  • NEW ITALIAN BLOOD – 2009
    Top10 Architettura under36
  • ARCHITEKTURA I BIZNES– 2009
  • PLUSMOOD – 2011
    Nemo house
  • DOM I WNĘTRZE – 2009
    Projekt dla Ciebie .Dobrze poskładany
  • ARCHITEKTURA MURATOR - 2009
    Dom Atrium
  • ARCHIVOLTA – 2009
    Preludium ,kompleks mieszkalny na Woli Justowskiej
  • MEDIA I MARKETING
    Wnętrza i design – 2009
  • DECODIR – 2009
    Edge house by Poland based Mobius Architects
  • WILD ,WILD EAST – 2009
    W AIT Hamburg odbył się wernisaż projektów Mobius
  • FRESHOME – 2009
    Edge house – Mobius architects creates an oddity with its creativity
  • HOMETONE – 2009
    Dwell Hounting :Ecomobi is over the roof modular housing system
  • SWIPLIFE- 2009
    Edge house by Mobius Architects
  • GAZETA DOM – 2009
    Ogrody i domki na dachach bloków
  • DORNOB – 2009
    Prefabricated Futures: 7 Stunning Small-Space Design Ideas
  • WALLPAPER MAGAZINE – 2008
    Architects Directory 2008
  • ARCHITEKTURA MURATOR – 2007
    Domy szeregowe w Krakowie
Variant
Office building in Sopot
Variant
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Location: Sopot

Date: 2015

Area: 950m2

Project: 1/26
PURE
Office building in Warsow
PURE
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Location: Warsow

Date: 2014

Area: 1550m2

Project: 2/26
Edge
Single family house in Cracow. 850 m2
Edge
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Location: Cracow, Poland

Date: 2013

Area: 850 m2

Edge House is an attempt at designing a contemporary urban house in a mountain environment, where the local law requires traditional form.

The house owes its narration to a local anomaly – a slope plot with a view on the mountains surrounding Cracow is knifed through by an 8-meter lime rock.

The rock edge divides the plot into two levels, the lower one providing full privacy to the house owners, while the upper one – offering a panoramic view, as well as neighboring other buildings. It is an expression of the seemingly impossible – to build a house on the edge and to connect to plot parts to be able to use its potential to the fullest.

The building respects all design laws – all houses in this location must have pitched roofs with eaves and 37-degree slopes. The outcome is a quadric-prism form located in the upper part of the plot with an extension over the edge of the slope. The cubature subjects to gravitation, tilting and ‘sliding’ down the slope. The outcome is an “overturned box”, emphasizing the dramatic nature of this topography. The tilted walls hence become the pitched roof required by law.

The tilted quadric-prism is the proper housing part. The living area is located at ground level to give it an impressive view.

The upper part of the plot was modified and separated from the neighbors using artificial banks replacing fences, and two additional building wings for auxiliary functions: garage and swimming pool. The form of both wings is softened by wavy wood-lined walls, and a green roof to blend with the surrounding.

Black schist, copper plate and green wing architecture is accompanied by the white terrace frame, thanks to which the obligatory eaves and the general form are enriched by balconies, terraces and footbridges – every room opens up to the garden. An extensive living room from the side of the slope has the biggest terrace suspended on an 8-meter arm.

Project: 3/26
Nest House
Summer resort villa with an extensive recreational function
Nest House
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Location: the north of Poland

Date: 2013

Area:

A large summer house with an extensive recreational function. The primary design assumption was to embed the house in the surrounding topography – a vast plot in the mountains, which includes a slope falling into the southwestern direction. The house was located in the center of the parcel, in the place of the meadow surrounded by a forest from all sides. We assumed a building form which would reflect the local context – hence the tall roofs and natural materials, such as stone and wood, thanks to which the house looks like a small dwelling, a small cluster of huts. When approached, the villa is to express its contemporary descent, since the form of the building is based on a rhythm of gable roofs resting on the ground, without vertical walls. This solution is aimed at tying the house with the ground and with the slope, merging it with the natural local topography.

In functional terms, the house is a linear structure – all forms were applied on the parallel line to the contour lines, however, particular segments were shifted towards one another. The shift removed the heavy and overwhelming form quality from the building – the scale of the building was broken down. A composition of “apexes”, a group of roofs was formed this way to resemble a small village. At the same time, the layout may be interpreted as a reminiscence of the mountains, where particular roofs express mountain massifs with valleys and hollows.

The linear layout offers one significant advantage: all residential areas were located on the southwestern side, thanks to which all of them overlook the beautiful mountain panorama. Communication and utility rooms were located at the opposite side of the unit.

A road that is partially sunken into the ground leads to the house. The earthbound side of the road is secured with Corten steel. Behind it, we will find the multi-position garage and a technical rooms covered with green ceiling merging with the slope. A similar, although slightly different solution was adopted in the SPA and swimming pool area, which is roofed with what turns out to be an extensive terrace spreading on the slope located above.

Though sinking a great part of the rooms into the ground, the true scale of the building is covered. Architecture melts into the surrounding, which is why it is difficult to establish where the house ends and where nature begins.

The surface is dominated by warm in character, tall roofs of the residential part. The form of the building is covered with three types of stone of varying formats, which act as the wall lining and the roof lining, as well as cedar planks.

The residential part consists of the guest house, forming a separate part to the owners’ residential wing which, as the only one, is equipped with an attic housing bedrooms.

From the side of the slope, you will see the triangular house form with the main living room, which is partially separated from the ground, thanks to which the terrace protruding from this side, including its vast glazed surfaces, seem to be suspended in air, offering amazing views of the mountain. Other terraces were located on different sides of the building, in various configurations, to respond to the picturesque values of the plot.

Project: 4/26
FRAME HOUSE
Villa near Warsaw of 670 square meters in total area
FRAME HOUSE
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Location: near Warsaw

Date: 2014

Area: 670 m²

A single-family house. An attempt at finding the contemporary formula for a suburban house with extensive utilitarian program, the form of which would reflect the best modernist traditions, while remaining a contemporary, individual response to the client’s needs.

The point of departure was the plot – a forested, but completely flat parcel. The idea was to create a house which would evoke a direct impression of living in the garden. Hence the extensive use of glazed surfaces. However, the house is built in a moderately urbanized area, which enforced the need to give the residents maximum privacy. The frame supports the ceiling, has side walls protecting against the curious eye of the neighbors, but also opens up widely to the garden. The frame channels the view from the house, directs them, pointing to the most advantageous side.

The design develops the frame concept. From the side of the garden, the house is formed by intermingling frames blinding all of the glazed surfaces in the living and bedroom area. Varying frame depth adds a dynamic quality to the building as well as particular terraces it roofs.

From the side of the street, the house is more generic and monolithic, with a small number of openings. It constitutes a full form aimed at magnifying the sense of security of its residents. From this side, the quadric prism form is enriched by interruptions, wedges made of a different finishing material – black lining is clearly distinguished from the white plaster. These “wedges” in the form create a porch substitute and partially roof the garage driveway.

In order to provide the residents direct contact with the garden, the house is practically one-storey – you can descend from every bedroom or room through large terrace windows directly to the lawn. However, additional functions were located at different levels in order to fit this relatively small plot. This way the swimming pool was placed in the underground part, although was still provided with an outlook to the garden through glazing one of the walls, opening to an artificial trench serving as outside stairs as well. The recreation room is a sort of belvedere finishing the flat roof of the house.

Project: 5/26
FUTU SPORTS HALL
Multifunctional hall with dominant sports function
FUTU SPORTS HALL
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Location: Częstochowa

Date: 2012

Area: 5450 m2

Multifunctional hall design with dominating sports function. Futurist, oval form adds a contemporary quality to the building.

It was the intention of the client to build a sports hall which could also serve for exhibition purposes. Due to meticulously outlined budget and a high investment profitability ratio assumed, the architects were forced to seek the most efficient form and technology possible. However, our ambition was to create an outstanding form, which would be a distinguishing mark of that space – which is incredibly important with this type of public buildings.

We undertook to approach this complex assignment using the simplest architectural gesture. The entire complex functional program was located in a 120-meter long and 40-meter wide hall. Such concentration of various functions in one form would not only reduce spacing requirements, but also bring considerable savings in terms of construction materials and energy consumption.

The most important, outstanding element of the hall is its roofing, which adds a dynamic feature to the building through its non-standard geometrical solution – the walls and the roof constitute one, merged element bearing the oval form. The closer it gets to the gable wall from the side of the street, this oval structure displays reduced cross-section. Thanks to this solution, seen from this side, the form seems to be growing towards the interior of the plot.

This aerodynamic form, although standing out from standard, quadric prisms generally applied in the industry, assumes simple and relatively inexpensive technology. The structure rests on girders built of glued laminated timber, the size of which is permanent at ¾ of the length of the hall. Only the segment next to the gable wall has lower girders, thanks to which the roof is sloping down.  The girders serve as the supports for inexpensive roofing: trapezoid sheet metal, mineral wool insulation and an external membrane providing the entire building with a uniform composition.

Both endings of the hall are enclosed with curtain walls which will open the life of the building to the outside. Moreover, the vast interior will be illuminated by evenly distributed, standard skylights.

The functional layout is based on a simple division. The very center of the hall contains a “building-in-building” structure of two storeys, housing all accompanying functions: such as swimming pool locker rooms, the gym, the fitness club, administration offices, the café, the box offices, service rooms, as well as 4 squash courts. The cubature inserted in the hall allots two functions – 2 full-sized tennis courts are located on one side of the hall, whereas an aquapark with a 12.5 x 25 meter swimming pool with six swimming tracks, an additional wadding pool and slides with smaller pools and water attractions was placed on the other side of the hall.

The part housing tennis courts may be also transformed to house exhibitions or other events. Particular hall elements, such as the aquapark, the part with tennis courts, the café or the gym with the fitness club may operate independently to one another and be administered by various lessees.

Project: 6/26
SLANT HOUSE
A 362 m2 villa in the mountains
SLANT HOUSE
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Location: south of Poland

Date: 2014

Area: 362 m2

A house in the mountains inspired by the traditional, regional construction art, as well as the post-war search for the new form of the mountain house. The idea behind the design was to merge the building with its surrounding, hence the cubature of the building strictly adjoining the slope. The building form is characterized by a grand slope resembling the mountain slope itself. This slanted roof, which also serves as the main façade of the building, is the ultimate expression of the building, mingling architecture with nature. This grand, smooth surface is pierced through by numerous openings housing several terraces.

In order to magnify the slope-adjoining slant form, from the side of the access road, the opposite roof stretch does not fall to the ground, but rests on another slanting wall. What we therefore see from the side of the street is a fragment of the “overturned” box, as if falling onto the slope, making it impossible to determine the actual scale of the building. With the slope in the southern side, the plot is accessed from the north. A garage, a guest bedroom and an office were designed at entrance level. The proper residential area was designed below, in the storey which falls along the slope. A vast living area is accompanied by the night area – with two bedrooms and a bathroom. Virtually all residential rooms have windows directed to the South, overlooking the mountain panorama. In order to avoid the use of roof windows, the southern, sloping façade, serving de facto as a stretch of the gable roof, was cut in several places, forming terraces. Using large glazed surfaces, the rooms overlook the terraces at the entire wall height.

The building will be built using traditional materials. The gable walls, almost window-less, will be lined with stone. Roof stretches will be lined with dark wood, just as the terraces, which will be lined with tropical wood.

Project: 7/26
Film School
II Price in competition
Film School
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Location: Gdynia

Date: 2012

Area: 3146m2

II Price in competition for Film School in Gdynia

Project: 8/26
Shutter
Single family house in Warsow. 550m2
Shutter
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Location: Warsow

Date: 2013

Area: 550m2

Project: 9/26
Atrium
Single family house in Cracow .370m2
Atrium
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Location: Cracow

Date: 2007

Area: 370m2

Despite numerous limitations of the local development plan, investors and us wanted to create a simple and modern building with a modest image alluding to regional tradition of building. Project’s functional assumption was to make a one-storey house open to the inside.

The solid is uniform, covered with black stone and deprived of eaves. Two white frames complete the composition. The first one in the front forms an observation deck for a living room, an entrance and a two place garage. The second frame complements an atrial house set with a partially roofed terrace.
Arcades were composed of decks, stone and aluminium joinery. The vast terrace partially covered by an openwork slab roof opens towards a garden space. House’s interior was divided into particular spheres that may be respectively opened or closed. All the rooms are directed towards the atrium.

Project: 10/26
Red Hot
Foot-bridge in Gdansk
Red Hot
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Location: Gdansk

Date: 2012

Area: -

Design competition for pedestrian bridge in Gdynia/Poland

Project: 11/26
MULTIBOX
Apartments building in Warsaw
MULTIBOX
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Location: Warsow

Date: 2012

Area: 1230m2

Project: 12/26
Cloud
Office building in Gliwice
Cloud
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Location: Gliwice

Date: 2012

Area:

Project: 13/26
Inclose
Single family house in Warsow.440m2
Inclose
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Location: Warsow

Date: 2011

Area: 460m2

The house on a flat, square lot surrounded by typical houses. The plan allowed to cover the house with a flat roof and we made use of this aspect by creating a simple, intimate solid with crude expression which would be not accessible from the street. We achieved this effect with semi-closed interiors. Functional layout of the house is based on a wide, partially two-storey communication line which is successively combined with house functions, thus creating a very rational spatial arrangement. Second storey acts as a night area which is also connected by a long communication path in form of a platform overhanging ground floor corridor. The building block consists of cuboids arranged according to the concept of the functions which are inscribed into a circle formed by a garden composed of different types of grasses, bushes and trees. Beside the circle in the garden project plan there are also smaller circles which will be planted with high trees. Building projection was created in a way to save three high old trees planted in the middle of the lot and to integrate them into the designed building. The building is minimalistic, simply expressed, with an invisible detail. The assumption was to achieve a strong contrast to the surrounding typical land development.

Project: 14/26
Preludium
Terraced houses in Cracow
Preludium
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Location: Cracow

Date: 2007

Area: 1540m2

Project of terrace houses placed in a villa district of Cracow. The main assumption of the project was to design a compact set of houses with different surface areas. Corner buildings with surface areas: 183m2 and 163m2 and segments in line: 130m2 and 152m2. Large glazings in living rooms’ and bedrooms’ walls integrate residential space with the surrounding. The crucial solution for the whole arrangement are terraces at the attic with a tremendous view stretching out to vast green areas of Cracow. Building façade was coated with plaster works, completed with stone, wood and titanium-zinc plate. Front façade, unlike garden façade, is not typically divided into segments; only in the ground floor there is a marked line which parts particular segments. Such a solution gives a uniform façade enriched with standing out boxes covered with titanium-zinc plate

Project: 15/26
Tree
Single family house in Poznan.1000m2
Tree
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Location: Poznan

Date: 2010

Area: 1000m2

Project of the villa situated in the middle of the forest near Poznań. The starting point for the project was to maintain the existing arrangement of trees. Hence, there is a concept of wings which fill the space between the trees. The building winds between the trees forming a structure that resembles tree branches. Arms are white in order to reach assimilation with the pine forest. Essential elements are the driveway and the main entrance to the building on the road below the ground level. The driveway is finished with concrete plates, and the walls are composed of façade blocks. The communication is also achieved by means of platforms overhanging the ground level above a small water basin. Each arm is completed with big, panoramic window that breaks borders between internal and external space.

Project: 16/26
Hang
Single family house in Cracow .360m2
Hang
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Location: Cracow

Date: 2011

Area: 360m2

Project of a single family house in Cracow. Due to high slope of the plot a very large truss was designed – a terrace which with a living area mostly covered by a gable roof which was necessary because of the conditions. Such a solution gave us a significant flat surface of terraces and a protection against neighbours as well as openness towards best viewing points – a great terrain advantage. The building becomes a part of a terrace which is roofed by wooden decks together with the roof. Building’s ground floor is covered with three gable roofs of a different height shifted against own axes, what gives an impression of rises – little slopes which spill into the terrace and include house functions. House entrance and the garage are placed in the bottom part of the lot, and stairs located under the ground ensure the communication with the ground floor.

Project: 17/26
Sky Office Centre
Office building in Warsow
Sky Office Centre
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Location: Warsow

Date: 2011

Area: 4500m2

Concept of the office building in the centre of Warsaw at the junction of streets … and …. Due to investor’s requirements concerning development surface we designed a corner building with a characteristic leaning side wall which recedes from the neighbour but does not shadow an adjacent building development. The building opens with a strongly accented two-storey “bending” entrance with a golden interior. Building facades are covered with structural glass and steel meshes to decrease daily light penetration.

Project: 18/26
Sointeractive
Office building in Cracow
Sointeractive
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Location: Cracow

Date: 2010

Area: 8.000m2

Concept of the office building with three bays and an underground parking lot. The main idea of the concept was to create a modern working area and simultaneously generate a public space for its users. The building consists of three parts: main office building with 4 overground storeys, three bays connected with each other via a connector facility which form additional public space (a leisure space in between), and an office wing overhanging the square, hanged i.a. on the pillars which communicate this part with the underground garage. The building has numerous terraces and platforms as well as a green terrace – a roof for the bays. The construction is finished with glass, wall facing plates and wooden elements.

Project: 19/26
Layers
Housing estate in Warsow
Layers
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Location: Warsow

Date: 2013

Area: 3600m2

Project: 20/26
Nemo
Single family house in Ilawa .510m2
Nemo
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Location: Ilawa

Date: 2009

Area: 510m2

House concept depended heavily on a ground on which the building was supposed to be located. The plot is situated in a direct neighbourhood of the lake Jeziorak in Iława and has a uniform little slope towards the water. Solution for a driveway and an entrance is composed of platforms and stairs from the street level above the ground floor of the designed house. Whole building is sunk in the ground and from the front only garage gates and entrance are visible, whereas whole house function is subordinated to the view of the lake. The lake was the main creative factor to decide about house linearity and the design of the transparent wall which provides a view to the lake from each part of the house.

Project: 21/26
Bahamas
Single family house in Bahamas .620m2
Bahamas
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Location: Bahamas

Date: 2009

Area: 620m2

Neighbourhood of three elements: water, ground and air is always challenging for an architect. When we designed the buildings we wanted to merge those elements. Water is a symbol of life, a fluidity, a relaxation. Ground gives us beautiful landscapes, flora, sand. Air means freedom, light and a volatile character of the place. The house consists of three fundamental parts. The ground floor is a central point of the project, a place where everyday life goes on – a place for working, eating and meeting friends. The floor is a private part of the house with bedroom and bathrooms available only for householders. The third, equally significant, part is a garden directly linked with the beach and the ocean.

Project: 22/26
EcoMobi
Modular housing system. I Price in competition
EcoMobi
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Location: Canada

Date: 2010

Area: -

Prefab 20x20

Architecture for Humanity
Vancouver - I Price!

Project: 23/26
Origami
Single family house in Poznan.320m2
Origami
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Location: Poznan

Date: 2008

Area: 320m2

Project of a one-storey villa with an internal atrium visually open to the surrounding fields, located on a flat plot. The usable area of the building for 4-persons family is 320m2. The solid is mainly defined by the roof the slope of which had to comply with building development conditions (25°-40°). Cohesion and minimalism of the solid are stressed by using, on walls and roof, a graphite shale contrasted with white plaster work in few places. The closest surrounding of the building was designed as a multi-texture mosaics which alluded, in terms of materials, to Japanese gardens. House’s characteristic elements are shallow water basins, especially the basin in front which acts as a barrier between the street and the private area as no fence is installed.

Project: 24/26
New Square
Competition .Design the New Squere
New Square
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Location: Cracow

Date: 2009

Area:

In the competition for the project of Plac Nowy in Cracow’s Kazimierz, the work of our team was awarded a "Special distinction – for creative and inspiring swinging in clouds”.
We present an up-to-date and most revolutionary concept that solves problems of Plac Nowy. It is based on two simple moves – cleaning and obstructing. Our proposed alternative for steel roofs and garden umbrellas, in our belief, may constitute an impressive and completely new quality of the designed place. Transparent clouds hanging 4 to 8 metres above the ground are made of ETFE foil resistant to the worst weather conditions. They are filled with helium and mounted on delicate lines and they provide a protection against rain, snow, hail and excess of sunlight. If installing diode light sources they could light the square with whole range of RGB palette colours and change its tone and character depending on the event taking place.

Project: 25/26
Vox Tower
Office building in Poznan
Vox Tower
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Location: Poznan

Date: 2009

Area: 8000m2

Project: 26/26

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