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Nowa elewacja bloków Osiedla Za Żelazną Bramą

New facade of the blocks of the Za Zelazna Brama estate

© Lukasz Zabolski

Lukasz Zabolski, a graduate of Politecnico di Milano architecture and urban planning department, worried about progressive climate change and how the construction industry contributes to it, decided to develop guidelines for green, healthy and affordable architecture. As an example he choosed Za Zelazna Brama Estate in Warsaw. Concept includes enlarging the apartments with the addition of CLT wood loggias and using the roof for coworking, resident integration and plant cultivation. [...]

Lukasz Zabolski, a graduate of Politecnico di Milano architecture and urban planning department, worried about progressive climate change and how the construction [...]

The competition for the design of the Museum of Westerplatte and the 1939 War in Gdansk has started

The organizer of the competition is the Museum of World War II in Gdansk

Ola Kloc, 27 of January '23
Konkurs na opracowanie architektoniczno-budowlanej koncepcji projektowej Muzeum Westerplatte i Wojny 1939 – Oddziału Muzeum II Wojny Światowej w Gdańsku

Competition for the development of an architectural and building design concept for the Westerplatte and War 1939 Museum - Branch of the World War II Museum in Gdańsk

© organizers archive

The Second World War Museum in Gdansk has announced a two-stage, implementation competition for the development of a design concept for the Westerplatte and War 1939 Museum, a branch of the Second World War Museum in Gdansk at Westerplatte. The investment will be carried out in accordance with the Specustaw. [...]

The Second World War Museum in Gdansk has announced a two-stage, implementation competition for the development of a design concept for the Westerplatte and War 1939 [...]

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A dragon with two rumps

Kuba Glaz's column

Jakub Głaz, 27 of January '23
Kuba Głaz

Kuba Głaz

© Kuba Głaz

The December issue of A&B was supposedly funny. In order not to come off as a grump, and in order to laugh every now and then while reading, I asked the good people to tickle me time and again. The support was legitimate, right down to the work of Oskar Grąbczewski, whom, like him to me, I also respect - as a man, a friend and an architect [...]

The December issue of A&B was supposedly funny. In order not to come off as a grump, and in order to laugh every now and then while reading, I asked the good people to [...]

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Nowy zielony pasaż na poznańskich Targach - przyjazny skrót w dzielnicy łazarz, wizualizacja

New green passageway at Poznań Fair - friendly shortcut in łazarz district, visualization

© MTP Group

It was a long time to wait for it: the Poznań Fair will finally cease to be a district isolated from the city. The first green walkway running through the MTP grounds is expected to be ready in six months. This will create a public aesthetic shortcut that will make life easier for [...]

It was a long time to wait for it: the Poznań Fair will finally cease to be a district isolated from the city. The first green walkway running through the MTP grounds is [...]

Plakat konkursu

Competition poster

The 6th edition of the nationwide competition for young designers and designers has been launched. This year's challenge is the design of a "piece of furniture" that supports meetings in nature. You have until February 27 this year to apply. [...]

The 6th edition of the nationwide competition for young designers and designers has been launched. This year's challenge is the design of a "piece of furniture" that [...]

Urban markets are a double-edged sword. They can be a credit to the local community or, conversely, lead to its scorn. This unique urban space also has hidden potential, which an interdisciplinary team from Gdansk has explored. [...]

Urban markets are a double-edged sword. They can be a credit to the local community or, conversely, lead to its scorn. This unique urban space also has hidden potential, [...]

Projekt „Centreje” otrzymał wyróżnienie w konkursie Silos Buenos Aires

The "Centreje" project received an honorable mention in the Silos Buenos Aires competition

© Przemyslaw Ruta

Przemysław Ruta of the Wroclaw University of Technology has an idea for the use of an old port silo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His proposal is to transform the deteriorating building and its surroundings into a Cultural Center that could revitalize the Puerto Madero neighborhood. The "Centreje" project was the only one from Poland to be recognized in the international Silos Buenos Aires competition and received an honorable mention! [...]

Przemysław Ruta of the Wroclaw University of Technology has an idea for the use of an old port silo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His proposal is to transform the [...]

Ejaculatory prayer

Piotr Średniawa, 26 of January '23
Akty strzeliste

Ejaculatory prayer

© Piotr Średniawa

In our Beskydy cottage in one of the rooms or rather chambers there is a specific library. It is a not at all small collection of quite old or very old books experiencing their quiet retirement. As I am very fond of books and never throw them away, a collection of books that no one reads or returns to or looks at anymore has accumulated in our urban apartment over time. [...]

In our Beskydy cottage in one of the rooms or rather chambers there is a specific library. It is a not at all small collection of quite old or very old books [...]

Truth, shorthand and simplicity

A column by Jakub Szczęsny

Jakub Szczęsny, 26 of January '23
Jakub Szczęsny

Jakub Szczęsny

Once upon a time, my Lord Father, Cher Papa, used to say that the truth counts. The truth always counts, and it's simple: how one helps the landraces disappear from the glass bowl on the table into the depths of one's own digestive tract, and then pretends in front of grandma that the landraces were eaten by the cat. Or how one gets four notes in the diary and hides the diary secretly under the sofa, claiming that the bad guys stole it. [...]

Once upon a time, my Lord Father, Cher Papa, used to say that the truth counts. The truth always counts, and it's simple: how one helps the landraces disappear from the [...]

PULA

PULA

Will we get green currency in the future for planting trees? An international cooperative is creating a unique project in which we will get virtual money for pro-environmental actions, which we will be able to spend at action partners. In the near future the solution will be tested in Gdansk. [...]

Will we get green currency in the future for planting trees? An international cooperative is creating a unique project in which we will get virtual money for [...]

wnętrze mieszkania projektu studia Inbalance

interior of an apartment designed by Inbalance studio

Photo credit: Alexandra Dermont

Colors and geometric details in interiors are slowly becoming a hallmark of projects by Hanna Brzozowska from the Inbalance studio. These elements could not be missing also in the studio's latest realization - the arrangement of a nearly fifty-meter apartment in Warsaw. Pink is king in this space! [...]

Colors and geometric details in interiors are slowly becoming a hallmark of projects by Hanna Brzozowska from the Inbalance studio. These elements could not be missing [...]

Centrum badań zostało zaprojektowane na norweskim fiordzie

The research center was designed on a Norwegian fjord

Surround photo: Michal Tyrkiel © Agnieszka Hoja-Jurewicz

Agnieszka Hoja-Jurewicz of the Technical University of Lodz, worried about progressive climate change, has designed the Center for Climate Change Research in Norway. The stepped building, located in the slope of the Aurlandsfjord fjord, consists of seven floors designed for, among other things, research on methane emissions, long-term research projects, knowledge exchange, as well as education of tourists visiting the center. [...]

Agnieszka Hoja-Jurewicz of the Technical University of Lodz, worried about progressive climate change, has designed the Center for Climate Change Research in Norway. The [...]

Paweł Mrozek

Pawel Mrozek

© Private Archive

The end of December - because that's when we finished preparing the January issue - is the best time for all kinds of summaries. In the seventeenth episode we bring back a statement by Pawel Mrozek [...]

The end of December - because that's when we finished preparing the January issue - is the best time for all kinds of summaries. In the seventeenth episode we bring back [...]

Atrium

Atrium

Kacper Kepinski

Less than three decades after its completion, the demolition of Atrium International has begun. Part of the successful, urban design will be replaced by a glass skyscraper. But is it a change for good? [...]

Less than three decades after its completion, the demolition of Atrium International has begun. Part of the successful, urban design will be replaced by a glass [...]

Forum Designu i Architektury, targi BUDMA 2023

Design and Architecture Forum, BUDMA 2023 trade fair

© organizers archive

Accompanying the BUDMA trade fair in Poznań, the D&A Design and Architecture Forum will be held this year on February 1-2 (on the stage of pavilion 3A on the grounds of the Poznań International Fair) under the highly topical slogan "Renewal - consciously about energy." The event will be hosted by Jakub Glaz, architecture critic and editor of A&B. [...]

Accompanying the BUDMA trade fair in Poznań, the D&A Design and Architecture Forum will be held this year on February 1-2 (on the stage of pavilion 3A on the grounds of [...]

To pierwsza edycja konkursu

This is the first edition of the competition

The "Well-Plastered Design 2023" competition for visualizations of architectural objects using Vjetra® paving in their surroundings will start on January 26 during 4 Design Days. The prize pool is PLN 30 thousand, and the jury includes Aleksandra Grzonka, Przemo Łukasik and Adam Maroszek. [...]

The "Well-Plastered Design 2023" competition for visualizations of architectural objects using Vjetra® paving in their surroundings will start on January 26 during 4 [...]

The Grand Prize was held by Aleksandra Sitek

The Grand Prize was held by Aleksandra Sitek

© Aleksandra Sitek

The third stage of the CultureFORM competition is behind us! The Grand Prize was won by Aleksandra Sitek from Poland. The jury also awarded four honorable mentions, one of which went to Kristina Busko. Interestingly, both projects from Poland involve Wroclaw. [...]

The third stage of the CultureFORM competition is behind us! The Grand Prize was won by Aleksandra Sitek from Poland. The jury also awarded four honorable mentions, one [...]

Kuba Głaz

Kuba Glaz

© Private Archive

The end of December - because that's when we finished preparing the January issue - is the best time for all kinds of summaries. And like every year, we ask practitioners and architecture critics to write what they consider a success and what they consider a failure in a given year. We do it in the convention of Sink or Soar. We give our Authors and Authoress total freedom of expression and do not moderate this discussion. Rather, we are very curious about it. Statement by Kuba Głaz [...]

The end of December - because that's when we finished preparing the January issue - is the best time for all kinds of summaries. And like every year, we ask [...]

Museum of Modern Art of All Poles

If we succeed in something like this, it means we made a mistake somewhere

Paweł Mrozek, 23 of January '23
propozycja budynku Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej godzącego oczekiwania większości Polaków

propozycja budynku Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej godzącego oczekiwania większości Polaków

Paweł Mrozek

architecture

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