w drugim etapie Riverview odbudowane zostaną trzy zabytkowe budynki dawnych Zakładów Mięsnych w Gdańsku, powstanie też osiem nowych budynków z 387 mieszkaniami

the second phase of Riverview will see the reconstruction of three historic buildings of the former Gdañsk Meat Plant, and eight new buildings with 387 apartments will also be built

© Vastint

Few projects on the Motlawa River look as good as the Riverview, built four years ago, with its brick, slender buildings, reminiscent of Danzig townhouses. After negotiations that dragged on for as long as three years, the conservator finally gave the green light for more buildings to be erected on the site of the former Meat Plant in Gdansk. But will the effect be as good? [...]

Few projects on the Motlawa River look as good as the Riverview, built four years ago, with its brick, slender buildings, reminiscent of Danzig townhouses. After [...]

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Security Architecture. Red Cross Med Center

Ola Kloc, 27 of February '24
wystawa „POSTMAN” w Gmachu Poczty Głównej w Krakowie, 28.02-28.03.2024

POSTMAN" exhibition in the Main Post Office Building in Cracow, 28.02-28.03.2024

© ZEITGEIST Asset Management

The fear and insecurity of residents of war zones requires a special, empathetic form of assistance. A space that offers a sense of security on many levels is offered by the Red Cross Med Center, a network of facilities where those struggling with the trauma of war will find support. [...]

The fear and insecurity of residents of war zones requires a special, empathetic form of assistance. A space that offers a sense of security on many levels is offered by [...]

The woonerf that wasn't a woonerf

Wiktor Bochenek, 27 of February '24
woonerf, który nie jest woonerfem

A woonerf that is not a woonerf

Photo: Wiktor Bochenek

There is something worse than bad ideas for public space solutions - these are bad ideas that use the names of good solutions to defend themselves. The price of this is then paid by all of us - a whim of marketing, a lack of experts, or just plain bumbling? [...]

There is something worse than bad ideas for public space solutions - these are bad ideas that use the names of good solutions to defend themselves. The price of this is [...]

Robert Kuzianik

Robert Kuzianik

photo: from the Q-arch archives

One must start by saying that the quality of new urban space in Krakow is getting worse and worse. There are, of course, examples of newly created parks and squares that provide friendly public space, but one can also list a whole list of missed opportunities for its creation. [...]

One must start by saying that the quality of new urban space in Krakow is getting worse and worse. There are, of course, examples of newly created parks and squares that [...]

Projekt Re-Sanatorium otrzymał aż dwie nagrody

The Re-Sanatorium project has received as many as two awards

© Ewa Maniak, Karolina Rorat, Zofia Zwijacz

Ewa Maniak, Karolina Rorat and Zofia Zwijacz from the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology received as many as two awards in the international competition for the design of a residential center for seniors. Their project Re-Sanatorium won Third Prize and the Buildner Student Award! The jury of the Beyond Isolation: Senior Housing competition appreciated, among other things, the reference to the Świdermajer style, the use of CLT wood and the creation of an almost [...]

Ewa Maniak, Karolina Rorat and Zofia Zwijacz from the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology received as many as two awards in the international [...]

We need to create an archipropaganda

Wiktor Bochenek, 26 of February '24
plakat propagandowy zachęcający francuskojęzycznych mieszkańców Kanady do wstąpienia w szeregi armii

Propaganda poster encouraging French-speaking Canadians to join the ranks of the army

© Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Where does the battle for good architecture and urban planning really take place? I assume that the most popular answers to this question would talk about the offices of ministers, the halls of universities, conference exchanges or over mock-ups in architectural studios. The aforementioned places are important, but this battle takes place somewhere else. [...]

Where does the battle for good architecture and urban planning really take place? I assume that the most popular answers to this question would talk about the offices of [...]

Why is "Szczecin standing in a corner"?

City Break for Advanced

Ola Kloc, 26 of February '24
City Break for Advanced, Szczecin

City Break for Advanced, Szczecin

© OEES

Spring is just around the corner! Are you looking for an idea for a weekend trip? With help comes Matthew Zmyślony, author of a series of vlogs about cities - City Break for Advanced! [...]

Spring is just around the corner! Are you looking for an idea for a weekend trip? With help comes Matthew Zmyślony, author of a series of vlogs about cities - City Break [...]

warsztaty projektowe na ideę zagospodarowania terenu publicznego (własności Gminy Miasta Rzeszów i Województwa Podkarpackiego) przy al. Witosa, które odbyły się w Urban Lab w Rzeszowie 24 sierpnia 2023 roku

Design workshop on the idea of developing public land (owned by the Municipality of Rzeszow and the Subcarpathian Voivodeship) on Witosa Avenue, held at Urban Lab in Rzeszow on August 24, 2023.

Photo: Ludmila Lapka, © Office of the City Architect

Information about the design workshop on the idea of development of public land (owned by the Municipality of Rzeszow and the Subcarpathian Voivodeship) on Witosa Avenue, held at Urban Lab Rzeszow on August 24, with a concluding discussion on August 28, 2023. [...]

Information about the design workshop on the idea of development of public land (owned by the Municipality of Rzeszow and the Subcarpathian Voivodeship) on Witosa [...]

Trwa nabór filmów dotyczących architektury, urbanistyki i designu

Call for films on architecture, urbanism and design continues

© organizers archive

An international open call for films related to the themes of architecture, urbanism and design is underway. Selected works will be presented at the 13th Film and Architecture Festival in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival is organized by the civic association KRUH. [...]

An international open call for films related to the themes of architecture, urbanism and design is underway. Selected works will be presented at the 13th Film and [...]

Targowa, jak zapowiada inwestor, ma stać się miejscem spotkań

Targowa Street, as announced by the investor, is to become a meeting place

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Gdansk's 19th century Market Hall will change its function. The new investor, who plans to buy back the beautiful monument from the merchants, announces that the interiors will be converted into a food hall. [...]

Gdansk's 19th century Market Hall will change its function. The new investor, who plans to buy back the beautiful monument from the merchants, announces that the [...]

I won't inherit and can't afford the loan

Magdalena Milert, 23 of February '24
Nie odziedziczę i nie stać mnie na kredyt

I won't inherit and can't afford the loan

© Magdalena Milert

Housing should not be an exclusive good, but that is exactly what is happening. The widening rent gap means that only some people can afford to provide a home of adequate size, while not risking the communication exclusion of some household members. [...]

Housing should not be an exclusive good, but that is exactly what is happening. The widening rent gap means that only some people can afford to provide a home of [...]

Rozbiórka CH Malta w Poznaniu, 21.02.2024

Demolition of CH Malta in Poznań, 21.02.2024

Photo: Jakub Głaz

Things are on the upswing at Poznan's Malta. The cherished shopping mall is being crushed by bulldozers and there is no talk of any re-use. Instead, an unwanted hotel will be built. And the new local plans, which are supposed to put things in order, may only be ready in a few years. [...]

Things are on the upswing at Poznan's Malta. The cherished shopping mall is being crushed by bulldozers and there is no talk of any re-use. Instead, an unwanted hotel [...]

Komorebi pavilion. A way to reuse glass bottles

Dobrawa Bies, 23 of February '24
Aktualnie pawilon znajduje się w Centrum Utzona w Aalborgu

Currently, the pavilion is located at the Utzona Center in Aalborg

Photo: Diana Aud

What if discarded everyday objects were transformed into architecture? - Architects Izabella Banaś, Joanna Maria Lesna and Paola Gonzalez Marquez ask. Their Komorebi pavilion is just that, an attempt, to give new life to used objects. Made of glass bottles and intertwining rebar, it had its debut at Copenhagen's historic Charlottenborg during the CHART art fair. [...]

What if discarded everyday objects were transformed into architecture? - Architects Izabella Banaś, Joanna Maria Lesna and Paola Gonzalez Marquez ask. Their Komorebi [...]

Michael Blach in the series 10 Questions for Landscape Architects.

10 questions for architects and landscape architects

Wiktor Bochenek, 23 of February '24
Michał Błach

Michal Blach

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"10 Questions for Landscape Architects" is a series of short talks inspired by the series "10 Questions for...". This time our attention is turned to landscape architects and architects. In today's episode, landscape architect Michal Blach (MB1) talks about his approach to design. [...]

"10 Questions for Landscape Architects" is a series of short talks inspired by the series "10 Questions for...". This time our attention is turned to landscape [...]

Resetting

Kuba Glaz's column

Jakub Głaz, 22 of February '24
Jakub Głaz

Jakub Głaz

Photo: Slawomir Wąchała

It's October again and the machine has gone into motion. Polish universities began to process thousands of architecture students. It is known that these thousands are a drop in the ocean, after all, there should be one Polish architect per Polish project per year, but it must be enough for us too. [...]

It's October again and the machine has gone into motion. Polish universities began to process thousands of architecture students. It is known that these thousands are a [...]

City break in Lublin! A subjective guide by Mateusz Zmyślony

City Break for Advanced

Ola Kloc, 22 of February '24

Looking for an idea for an urban city break? A handful of inspiration is brought to us by Matthew Zmyślony in a new vlog series about cities - City Break for Advanced! [...]

Looking for an idea for an urban city break? A handful of inspiration is brought to us by Matthew Zmyślony in a new vlog series about cities - City Break for Advanced! [...]

weź udział w badaniu!

take part in the survey!

© DOM3E

Peter Drucker, the guru of the management field in the 20th century, always said that if you can't measure something, you can't improve it. Despite the passage of years, this principle still remains constant and applies to the world of architecture as much as any other field. [...]

Peter Drucker, the guru of the management field in the 20th century, always said that if you can't measure something, you can't improve it. Despite the passage of years, [...]

Hubert Trammer

Hubert Trammer

Photo: Oleksandr Fenchuk

The urban planning process definitely needs to be more socialized: not at the expense of the substantive level, but going hand in hand with raising it. I would see ways to do this primarily in the dissemination of various types of participatory tools. For example, such as Charette workshops, in which various parties interested in the development of an area, including residents and ordinary users, together with urban planners and other professionals work out solutions. [...]

The urban planning process definitely needs to be more socialized: not at the expense of the substantive level, but going hand in hand with raising it. I would see ways [...]

Renewed modernism under an advertising sheet

Kacper Kępiński, 21 of February '24
Solec 22

Solec 22

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On the Vila River itself, at 22 Solec Street in Warsaw, the conversion of a modernist office building has come to an end. The adapted interiors will house a student residence. One element has remained unchanged, and unfortunately it's not something to be happy about. A huge advertising sheet covers the top wall of the [...]

On the Vila River itself, at 22 Solec Street in Warsaw, the conversion of a modernist office building has come to an end. The adapted interiors will house a student [...]

Empathy workshops

Tsipi Ben-Haim, founder of the CITYarts organization, is interviewed by Ania Diduch

Anna Diduch, 21 of February '24
„Po co palić dom, w którym wszyscy mieszkamy?”, rys.: Yori Ben-Heim w ramach Pieces for Peace

"Why burn down the house we all live in?", drawing: by Yori Ben-Heim as part of Pieces for Peace

© Illustrations provided courtesy of CITYarts.

New York-based CITYarts is an organization with thirty-four years of experience in inspiring young people in cities around the world to reflect on themes of peace and local history through public art activities. It's a kind of empathy training - how timely in the context of today's Sustainable Development Goals and architecture. [...]

New York-based CITYarts is an organization with thirty-four years of experience in inspiring young people in cities around the world to reflect on themes of peace and [...]

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