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Automat do przechowywania paczek ustawiony bez zezwolenia, Poznań ul. PIekary

Parcel machine set up without a permit, Poznań PIekary street

Step by step, the Poznań municipality is putting the rules on parcel machines in order. An inspection found 58 illegally erected devices in historic districts. Fines and removal orders have poured in. And social activists are calling for further regulations. [...]

Step by step, the Poznań municipality is putting the rules on parcel machines in order. An inspection found 58 illegally erected devices in historic districts. Fines and [...]

Family is the foundation, Mr. Dziejaszek!

A column by Jakub Szczęsny

Jakub Szczęsny, 03 of February '23
Jakub Szczęsny

Jakub Szczęsny

One should not eat before going to bed, and I inadvertently ate a piece of cherry pie before climbing into bed. Like the boy from the old comic strip "Little Nemo in Dreamland," I began to dream of faraway places and wonders of some kind not of this world. So I dreamed of a new player on the political scene of a certain Eastern European republic. [...]

One should not eat before going to bed, and I inadvertently ate a piece of cherry pie before climbing into bed. Like the boy from the old comic strip "Little Nemo in [...]

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Student proposals for redevelopment of the square in Czerwonak. Competition results

Organizers: Society of Polish Town Planners Branch in Poznań, Czerwonak Municipality

Ola Kloc, 03 of February '23
I Nagroda

First Prize

On January 26 this year, the student competition for the concept of developing the area on Koscielna Street in Czerwonak, near Poznań, was resolved. The first prize was awarded by the jury to a duo of students from the Silesian University of Technology - Emilia Sprus and Wiktoria Grzechnik [...]

On January 26 this year, the student competition for the concept of developing the area on Koscielna Street in Czerwonak, near Poznań, was resolved. The first prize was [...]

Projekt [Re]build znalazł się na krótkiej liście konkursowej

The [Re]build project has been shortlisted for competition

The fifth edition of the international MICROHOME competition, organized by the Buildner platform, bore fruit in the successes of Polish teams. Ewelina Rybus, a graduate of Warsaw University of Technology, also submitted her proposal. Her [Re]build project, which is a temporary solution that can be used in war-ravaged Ukraine, was shortlisted for the competition! [...]

The fifth edition of the international MICROHOME competition, organized by the Buildner platform, bore fruit in the successes of Polish teams. Ewelina Rybus, a graduate [...]

A house from a factory?

Katarzyna Mikulska, 02 of February '23
dom modułowy w konstrukcji drewnianej w formie nowoczesnej stodoły, Simple House

Wood-frame modular house in the form of a modern barn, Simple House

Mass production is present in many areas of life. In architecture, building materials - masonry units, ceramics or roof tiles - are produced on a large scale. However, houses built using concrete blocks or ceramic hollow blocks are not called prefabricated. So when are they referred to? Usually when the factory-prepared elements from which the block is formed are larger and allow for quick assembly. The [...]

Mass production is present in many areas of life. In architecture, building materials - masonry units, ceramics or roof tiles - are produced on a large scale. However, [...]

Do znajdującego się pod ziemią Muzeum Emocji prowadzi rampa

A ramp leads to the Museum of Emotions, located underground

© Maja Klawitter

Maja Klawitter from Wrocław University of Technology, applying Robert Plutchik's theory of emotions, designed an unusual museum, the location of which she chose the center of Berlin. The author, operating with the scale, choice of materials, lighting and the way of visiting and functions, created spaces in which visitors experience different emotions, from joy and surprise to anger and even [...]

Maja Klawitter from Wrocław University of Technology, applying Robert Plutchik's theory of emotions, designed an unusual museum, the location of which she chose the [...]

Are we using the urban potential of creative workshops?

#ThursdayReport

Wiktor Bochenek, 02 of February '23
Warsztaty mają potencjał miastotwórczy! Warto poznać z jakich powodów

Workshops have city-building potential! It is worth exploring for what reasons

We all need our third place! No matter how much we'd like to stay out of the house on a cloudy day, we often have a springboard - an example would be a creative space. All the marerspaces fablabs and other workshops. What are they all about? [...]

We all need our third place! No matter how much we'd like to stay out of the house on a cloudy day, we often have a springboard - an example would be a creative space. [...]

ośrodek dziennej opieki dla dzieci inspirowany metodą Marii Montessori

Day care center for children inspired by Maria Montessori's method

Maria Montessori is the author of a pedagogical theory used worldwide, based on encouraging the child to discover the world on his or her own - playing, testing, experiencing. The essence of the designed public facility - the Development House - intended for children, is primarily of a nature to stimulate their intellectual, as well as social-emotional development. [...]

Maria Montessori is the author of a pedagogical theory used worldwide, based on encouraging the child to discover the world on his or her own - playing, testing, [...]

Dom wtapia się w ścianę lasu

House blends into forest wall

Photo credit: PHOTOGRAPHY © trabendo.

Natural materials, colors, play of light and interpretation of traditional buildings of Wielkopolska villages—this is how the new single-family house designed by trabendo studio can be described in a nutshell. Consisting of four compact blocks, the building, built on the edge of the forest, is a meeting place for a multi-generational family. [...]

Natural materials, colors, play of light and interpretation of traditional buildings of Wielkopolska villages—this is how the new single-family house designed by [...]

New country map

Cities and their agglomerations in the third decade of the 21st century

Rafał Matyja, 01 of February '23
duże metropolie za dnia zapełniają się tysiącami przyjezdnych, którzy nocą opuszczą je i wrócą do swoich miejscowości

Large metropolises during the day are filled with thousands of visitors who will leave them at night and return to their localities

Let's draw a new map of Poland. Not a new administrative division abolishing or creating communes and districts, shifting the borders of provinces. Let's sketch - if only in our imagination - a map that will help us see the country's settlement network as it exists at the beginning of the third decade of the 21st century. With big cities and their agglomerations, with the main directions of daily traffic. A map showing the creeping urbanization encroaching on former rural municipalities, the [...]

Let's draw a new map of Poland. Not a new administrative division abolishing or creating communes and districts, shifting the borders of provinces. Let's sketch - if [...]

Mateusz Skalski z pracowni BLSK.studio

Mateusz Skalski, BLSK.studio

© Zasoby Studio

Ustroń has been known as a spa resort since the 19th century. There stand the iconic pyramids — holiday houses created by a team of architects including Henryk Buszko, Aleksander Franta and Tadeusz Szewczyk, whose contemporary expansion is planned by Maciej Franta and Robert Konieczny. The latest realization of BLSK.studio — an interior design of a twenty-year-old summer house — also fits into this atmosphere of relax. [...]

Ustroń has been known as a spa resort since the 19th century. There stand the iconic pyramids — holiday houses created by a team of architects including Henryk Buszko, [...]

Projekt willi na pustyni inspirowany jest kształtem wydm

The design of the desert villa is inspired by the shape of the dunes

© Oliwia Jagła, Karolina Jagła

Luxurious and futuristic villas in the desert, reminiscent of "quartz dunes," is a project by Oliwia Jagla and Karolina Kaczor from the Silesian University of Technology. The concept, which combines nature inspiration and modern design, took part in the international competition Riyadh Dream Villas, where it received an honorable mention! [...]

Luxurious and futuristic villas in the desert, reminiscent of "quartz dunes," is a project by Oliwia Jagla and Karolina Kaczor from the Silesian University of [...]

Why does Gdansk have the best water policy?

Wiktor Bochenek, 01 of February '23
Szkic wrażeniowy skweru sąsiedzkiego przy ul. Jednorożca w Osowej w Gdańsku

An impression sketch of the neighborhood square on Unicorn Street in Osowa, Gdansk.

Invariably, for several years now, Gdansk has been ranked first in the Water City Index - a report created by the GAP Foundation, the Open Eyes Economy Summit and the Cracow University of Economics. Why exactly the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship stands out from other cities in Poland. [...]

Invariably, for several years now, Gdansk has been ranked first in the Water City Index - a report created by the GAP Foundation, the Open Eyes Economy Summit and the [...]

Trwa konkurs studencki

Student competition underway

The second edition of the competition organized by the Polish Association "Green Roofs" for the best thesis on green roofs and living walls is underway. The deadline for submissions is February 15 this year. [...]

The second edition of the competition organized by the Polish Association "Green Roofs" for the best thesis on green roofs and living walls is underway. The deadline for [...]

Budynek mieszkalny przy ul. Garbary 68 w Poznaniu, wizualizacja

Residential building at 68 Garbary Street in Poznań, visualization

Something to sweeten the deal for fans of demolished specimens of Polish postmodernism: a building is to be constructed in Poznań that seems to allude to the achievements of this colorful trend. Postpostmodernism? There is much to suggest it. The question arises, however, whether this is really the right direction. [...]

Something to sweeten the deal for fans of demolished specimens of Polish postmodernism: a building is to be constructed in Poznań that seems to allude to the [...]

Mood Scent Bar w Warszawie

Mood Scent Bar in Warsaw

Scents are excellent carriers of memories. Sometimes it takes just a few seconds of passing someone in a crowd who uses a familiar perfume, the aroma of a childhood favorite cake floating in the kitchen or the scent of summer flowers to transport us to another place, another time. Warsaw perfumery Mood Scent Bar, in addition to, of course, acting on the sense of smell, intensely affects the sense of sight, transporting customers to an underwater world. [...]

Scents are excellent carriers of memories. Sometimes it takes just a few seconds of passing someone in a crowd who uses a familiar perfume, the aroma of a childhood [...]

Is guerilla gardening necessary for our cities?

Wiktor Bochenek, 31 of January '23

It's hard to look for a correlation between the money spent by local governments on greenery and residents' opinions on parks and green spaces. This conflict is no surprise - local governments wonder why the govt. doesn't appreciate the sums, and residents why no one continues to listen to them. [...]

It's hard to look for a correlation between the money spent by local governments on greenery and residents' opinions on parks and green spaces. This conflict is no [...]

Dziedziniec przed CK Zamek w Poznaniu - proj. Aleksander Wadas Studio i Pracownia Architektury Krajobrazu

Courtyard in front of CK Zamek in Poznan - designed by Aleksander Wadas Studio and Landscape Architecture Studio.

© Alexander Wadas Studio

Instead of a parking lot— a green place for relaxation and meetings. This is what the courtyard in front of the Zamek Cultural Center in Poznan will look like. The competition design by Aleksander Wadas Studio will finally be implemented this year. The final architects added even more greenery. [...]

Instead of a parking lot— a green place for relaxation and meetings. This is what the courtyard in front of the Zamek Cultural Center in Poznan will look like. The [...]

Projekt Grounded House otrzymał aż dwie nagrody

The Grounded House project received two awards

© Alicja Adela Jarochowska, Aleksandra Musial

Architecture students of the Warsaw University of Technology: Alicja Adela Jarochowska and Aleksandra Musial won as many as two awards in the international MICROHOME #5 competition organized by Buildner. Their project "Grounded House", a biomass-heated house made of rammed earth, wood and potato cork, received the third prize and the Buildner Student Award! [...]

Architecture students of the Warsaw University of Technology: Alicja Adela Jarochowska and Aleksandra Musial won as many as two awards in the international MICROHOME #5 [...]

Pedestrians avoid underground passages

Kacper Kępiński, 30 of January '23
Rondo Dmowskiego

Dmowski traffic circle

UM Warsaw

Although the scale of the changes introduced at the Dmowskiego Roundabout does not knock, the effects it has brought are very satisfactory. Pedestrian crossings designated at one of the main intersections of the center of Warsaw are used by thousands of people, as confirmed by traffic [...]

Although the scale of the changes introduced at the Dmowskiego Roundabout does not knock, the effects it has brought are very satisfactory. Pedestrian crossings [...]

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