Dominika Glab - "Man in the world of flora - a story about common nature. Artistic and educational installation"

The work takes part in the "Best Interior Diploma" competition. 4/2024

12 of April '24
Człowiek w świecie flory – opowieść o wspólnej naturze. Instalacja artystyczno-edukacyjna

Man in the world of flora - a story of common nature. Artistic and educational installation

© Dominika Glaber

The problem exhibition entitled "Man in the world of flora - a story of shared nature. Artistic and educational installation" is a project of an exhibition space focusing on important aspects of flora, and in particular issues related to trees. The exhibition presents this topic in a wide range: from the history of trees, typologies to the importance of them and wood in the history and development of many areas of material culture. The exhibition also focuses on contemporary environmental [...]

The problem exhibition entitled "Man in the world of flora - a story of shared nature. Artistic and educational installation" is a project of an exhibition space [...]

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Green river. MTP finally open to the city!

MTP grounds again open to residents

Jakub Głaz, 12 of April '24
„zielona rzeka” — nowy ogólnodostępny pasaż na poznańskich Targach, widok w stronę centrum, na wprost: iglica targowa

"green river" - The new public walkway at the Poznań Fair, view towards the center, opposite: the fair spire

Photo: Jakub Głaz

Finally! It is possible to pass through Poznań Fair by transit - and in a pleasant environment. The so-called Green River, a tree-lined comfortable passage between the railway station and Wilson Park, is ready. Half of the fairgrounds is no longer an excluded territory from the city and serves all residents. Now it's time for the buildings! [...]

Finally! It is possible to pass through Poznań Fair by transit - and in a pleasant environment. The so-called Green River, a tree-lined comfortable passage between the [...]

Will life return to the Krystyna shaft in Bytom?

Medusa Group unveiled a project to adapt

Wiktor Bochenek, 12 of April '24
jak zmieni się szyb Krystyna

how the Christine shaft will change

© Courtesy of Medusa Group

Written into the Bytom landscape, the tower of the Krystyna shaft has remained an unanswered question for many years. How can such a monumental building be developed in the era of partial deindustrialization of Silesia? For the third time, Medusa Group comes to the rescue. [...]

Written into the Bytom landscape, the tower of the Krystyna shaft has remained an unanswered question for many years. How can such a monumental building be developed in [...]

There was a monument - no monument? The uncertain future of Votum Alexa

What happened to the monument?

Wiktor Bochenek, 11 of April '24
Votum Aleksa

Votum Alexa

Photo: mar wwa wwa | © Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 4.0.

One of Mazovia's sacred architectural masterpieces is disappearing before our eyes, and we are left only to watch the whole dangerous process, which lacked understanding and discussion. The clash between the individual sacrum and the reality of the profane becomes even more painful. [...]

One of Mazovia's sacred architectural masterpieces is disappearing before our eyes, and we are left only to watch the whole dangerous process, which lacked understanding [...]

Konkurs na nową siedzibę Wydziału Informatyki i Telekomunikacji Politechniki Krakowskiej

Competition for the new seat of the Faculty of Informatics and Telecommunications of the Cracow University of Technology

© organizers archive

Tadeusz Kosciuszko Krakow University of Technology and SARP Krakow Branch have announced a competition for the design of the new headquarters of the PK Department of Computer Science and Telecommunications - a teaching and laboratory building to be built on the university's campus at 37 Jana Pawła II Avenue in Krakow's Czyżyny district. [...]

Tadeusz Kosciuszko Krakow University of Technology and SARP Krakow Branch have announced a competition for the design of the new headquarters of the PK Department of [...]

Architektura dobrostanu. Projekt wnętrz budynku trzonowo linowego we Wrocławiu (projektowanie biofiliczne)

Architecture of well-being. Interior design of a molar and rope building in Wroclaw (biophilic design).

© Magdalena Anzorge-Kurkowska

The project is a proposal to revitalize the interiors of Wrocław's Trzonolinowiec building [proj.: Andrzej Skorupa, Jacek Burzyński - editor's note] in the spirit of biophilic design. This design refers to any space shaping activities that put the mental and physical well-being of humans first. Research conducted in this area indicates that humans respond positively to stimuli from nature. Living in an urbanized environment is a relatively short interval in the entire process of human [...]

The project is a proposal to revitalize the interiors of Wrocław's Trzonolinowiec building [proj.: Andrzej Skorupa, Jacek Burzyński - editor's note] in the spirit of [...]

Jan Sikora w nowym biurze Sikora Wnętrza

Jan Sikora at the new office of Sikora Interiors.

© Dawid Linkowski

The place is the epicenter of change, and we wanted to be part of it," says Jan Sikora, owner of Sikora Wnętrza. The well-known interior design studio has moved its office to the Directorate building, in the developing post-shipyard areas of Gdansk. The interior is inspired by the shipbuilding heritage. [...]

The place is the epicenter of change, and we wanted to be part of it," says Jan Sikora, owner of Sikora Wnętrza. The well-known interior design studio has moved its [...]

VELUX POLSKA Sp. z o.o.

Why take part in the International VELUX Award? - Interview with the IVA 2022 winners

Zuzanna Sazonow and Aleksandra Pytka, students of the Faculty of Architecture at Poznan University of Technology

10 of April '24
Light of Tommorow

Light of Tommorow

© VELUX

Polish students have already won awards in the International VELUX Award five times. Registration for the current edition closes on April 14. Why compete in this prestigious competition? What does an award from a world-renowned juror mean for students? This is what the winners of the previous edition - Zuzanna Sazonow and Aleksandra Pytka, students of the Faculty of Architecture at Poznan University of Technology - told us. [...]

Polish students have already won awards in the International VELUX Award five times. Registration for the current edition closes on April 14. Why compete in this [...]

Modernity versus tradition

Why are architects abandoning classic elements in favor of modernity?

Magdalena Milert, 10 of April '24
Nowoczesność kontra tradycja

Modernity versus tradition

© Magdalena Milert

Modern architecture is moving toward glassy, minimalist forms, often sidelining classical elements. Discussions of the evolution of architecture lead to the observation that modern buildings rarely refer to traditional patterns, opting for minimalism and functionality. Public voices often emphasize the lack of character and soul in modern buildings. In the face of this debate, a space for discussion emerges. [...]

Modern architecture is moving toward glassy, minimalist forms, often sidelining classical elements. Discussions of the evolution of architecture lead to the observation [...]

FOPA 2024 (edycja wiosenna)

FOPA 2024 (spring edition)

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How to design a school well? Renovation or new construction? Is there a recipe for an architectural icon? We invite you to the spring edition of the Festival of Open Architectural Studios, an event accompanying the International Congress on Culture of the Regenerative City in Lodz (May 14-15). What studios will we visit together? [...]

How to design a school well? Renovation or new construction? Is there a recipe for an architectural icon? We invite you to the spring edition of the Festival of Open [...]

Pałac Górków w Krakowie, siedziba Wojewódzkiego Urzędu Ochrony Zabytków

Górków Palace in Kraków, seat of the Provincial Office for the Protection of Monuments

Photo: Marcin Konsek | Wikimedia Commons © CC BY-SA 4.0

On January 26, 2024, Katarzyna Urbanska was appointed to the post of Malopolska Regional Monuments Conservator. The architect was associated with the office from 2006 to 2021 - first as an inspector, then as head of the Department for the Inspection of Immovable Monuments. However, the cooperation ended in 2021 with her dismissal from the post by Monika Bogdanowska, then the Malopolska Regional Monuments Conservator, who cited "a divergent view of the work in the office" as the reason. The last [...]

On January 26, 2024, Katarzyna Urbanska was appointed to the post of Malopolska Regional Monuments Conservator. The architect was associated with the office from 2006 to [...]

Michał Rejner, zwycięzca 2. edycji konkursu OKNOPLAST FOR ART

Michal Rejner, winner of the 2nd edition of the OKNOPLAST FOR ART competition

Photo: melograf.pl | Illustrations courtesy of the competition organizers

We have met the winners of the second edition of the international competition OKNOPLAST FOR ART, organized by OKNOPLAST in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK! The contest was an opportunity for artists from the European Union to express their creativity by creating artistic works using a window supplied by OKNOPLAST. [...]

We have met the winners of the second edition of the international competition OKNOPLAST FOR ART, organized by OKNOPLAST in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary [...]

projekt mieszkań modułowych

modular housing project

© Maria Hofman

Los Angeles is currently facing one of its most serious problems - a housing crisis due to a shortage of available building lots. With each passing year, rents are rising and real estate prices are becoming unaffordable for many residents. In response to these challenges, Buildner held its sixteenth Los Angeles Affordable Housing Challenge for innovative and practical projects to help solve a variety of housing needs. Maria Hofman, a student at the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw [...]

Los Angeles is currently facing one of its most serious problems - a housing crisis due to a shortage of available building lots. With each passing year, rents are [...]

praca Katarzyny Jamioł została nagrodzona w międzynarodowym konkursie

Katarzyna Jamioł's work was awarded in an international competition

© Catherine Jamiol

It is in the south of Europe that the problems of adaptation to climate change become most apparent. Adaptation to these changes became the subject of the work of Katarzyna Jamiol, a student at the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology. The work was awarded in the A4TC international competition. [...]

It is in the south of Europe that the problems of adaptation to climate change become most apparent. Adaptation to these changes became the subject of the work of [...]

Kolobrzeg, or two worlds

Multinationals

Mateusz Zmyślony, 09 of April '24
bulwary wzdłuż wielkiej, sztucznie dosypanej plaży robią wrażenie

The boulevards along the large artificial beach are impressive

Kolobrzeg was formerly called Kolberg. A city with history, because strategically located. At the mouth of the sizable Parsęta River - and therefore, as is usual on this shore of the Baltic Sea, an important natural harbor. As the Parsęta is one of the few significant watercourses between the estuaries of the Vistula and Oder, there has long been a fortress guarding the crossing here. So, once again, the influence of the river on the development and attractiveness of the city can be studied [...]

Kolobrzeg was formerly called Kolberg. A city with history, because strategically located. At the mouth of the sizable Parsęta River - and therefore, as is usual on this [...]

Elewacja południowa – część mieszkalna

South elevation - residential part

© Aleksandra Adamska, Zofia Gancarczyk, Klaudia Kochanowska, Krystian Kubat

Modern societies are facing the challenge of an aging population, which brings many challenges, including the problem of isolation and marginalization of the elderly. A group of students from Warsaw University of Technology, Aleksandra Adamska, Zofia Gancarczyk, Klaudia Kochanowska and Krystian Kubat, decided to address this issue through the project "Aging Together: Seniors at the Heart of Urban Renewal." Their innovative idea was shortlisted for the international competition "Beyond [...]

Modern societies are facing the challenge of an aging population, which brings many challenges, including the problem of isolation and marginalization of the elderly. A [...]

Circular memory

Piotr Średniawa, 08 of April '24
Pamięć cyrkularna

Circular memory

© Piotr Średniawa

The beginning of spring saw the premiere of the film "Jaszowiec, forgotten modernity", directed by Roman Kaluga-Wierzchoslawski and produced by the Green Horses Foundation and Kamil Sliwka - NOX Studio, which was under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, SARP, the Chamber of Architects of Poland. The media patron is Architecture & Business. [...]

The beginning of spring saw the premiere of the film "Jaszowiec, forgotten modernity", directed by Roman Kaluga-Wierzchoslawski and produced by the Green Horses [...]

Urban villa tailor-made

08 of April '24
Dom jednorodzinny w Bazylei, fasada frontowa

Single-family house in Basel, front facade

Photo credit: Valentin Jeck

The perspective of the street is marked by a row of small two-story houses with attics from the 1920s covered with tile. Among the faded beiges, reds and pinks of the plastered facades, one's attention is unexpectedly drawn to the pure white and the face of the building coming slightly, nomen omen, ahead of the line. [...]

The perspective of the street is marked by a row of small two-story houses with attics from the 1920s covered with tile. Among the faded beiges, reds and pinks of the [...]

National competition for the best pro-environmental diploma project

#CompetitionBasePoland

Ola Kloc, 08 of April '24
Ogólnopolski konkurs na najlepszy prośrodowiskowy projekt dyplomowy

National competition for the best pro-environmental diploma project

© organizers archive

The Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology has announced a nationwide competition for female architecture graduates for the best pro-environmental diploma project. [...]

The Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology has announced a nationwide competition for female architecture graduates for the best [...]

Nowe budynki staną tuż obok tych wybudowanych w ramach osiedla Yacht Park w 2020 roku

The new buildings will stand right next to those built as part of the Yacht Park development in 2020

© courtesy of PHN

Gdynia's Maritime Downtown will expand with more apartment buildings. Eight residential buildings with services will be built on the extremely attractive land left by the former Dalmor fishing company. FS&P ARCUS of Warsaw is responsible for the project. [...]

Gdynia's Maritime Downtown will expand with more apartment buildings. Eight residential buildings with services will be built on the extremely attractive land left by [...]

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