"POSTSOLPOL" - a student reinterpretation of the Wroclaw Solpol.

Jakub Gołda - Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology

Aleksandra Skorupa, 17 of April '24
pomysł Jakuba Gołdy na zagospodarowanie terenu po wrocławskim domu towarowym Solpol

Jakub Golda's idea for developing the land after the Solpol department store in Wroclaw

© Jakub Gołda

In 1993, a controversial icon of capitalist change was created in Wroclaw - the Solpol building. From the beginning it aroused numerous emotions among residents and the conservation community. For many, it became an architectural nightmare that had to be removed from the city's skyline as soon as possible. Despite the divisions and controversy, the building also had supporters, noting its architectural and historical value. Many of them fought for the building to be entered in the register of [...]

In 1993, a controversial icon of capitalist change was created in Wroclaw - the Solpol building. From the beginning it aroused numerous emotions among residents and the [...]

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Renaturyzacja fragmentu koryta rzeki Is Cungiaus i projekt schronu klimatycznego

Renaturalization of a section of the Is Cungiaus riverbed and design of a climate shelter

© Catherine Jamiol

La via dell'acqua is a public space project combining architectural and landscape approaches, located in the south of the Italian island of Sardinia, more specifically in the city of Quartucciu. The area is located on the Is Cungiaus River, once used for agricultural purposes. The river, now regulated and brought into an orderly bed, is being rehabilitated in the project by correcting the course and banks of the riverbed. [...]

La via dell'acqua is a public space project combining architectural and landscape approaches, located in the south of the Italian island of Sardinia, more specifically [...]

This is how students see the common space at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow

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Wiktor Bochenek, 17 of April '24
znamy wyniki konkursu Common Space – Spacescape / Spacexperience / Spacexperiment

we know the results of the Common Space - Spacescape / Spacexperience / Spacexperiment competition

© Courtesy of the Organizer

On April 11, 2024, the results of the Common Space - Spacescape / Spacexperience / Spacexperiment competition were announced during the 8th International Biennale of Interior Architecture of the Academy of Fine Arts organized by the Faculty of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. [...]

On April 11, 2024, the results of the Common Space - Spacescape / Spacexperience / Spacexperiment competition were announced during the 8th International Biennale of [...]

Exploring Liminal Spaces

Magdalena Milert, 17 of April '24
Odkrywanie przestrzeni liminalnych

Odkrywanie przestrzeni liminalnych

© Magdalena Milert

Liminal spaces, representing the transition between different states and environments, are most often invisible. However, their importance in creating a sense of identity and their impact on users is crucial. What happens when suddenly a crowded school corridor, a besieged cafeteria or a central subway station - become empty? To what extent are liminal spaces related to the concept of "non-places" and "junk spaces"? [...]

Liminal spaces, representing the transition between different states and environments, are most often invisible. However, their importance in creating a sense of [...]

pomysł Bartosza Tenenberga na azyl dla architektów i twórców filmowych

Bartosz Tenenberg's idea of an asylum for architects and filmmakers

© Bartosz Tenenberg

Modern society, especially people associated with art and creativity, are increasingly looking for spaces that meet their functional needs, while providing an inspiring environment for work and rest. In response to the growing needs of creative people, Bartosz Tenenberg, a student of Architecture at the Wrocław University of Technology, proposed the "Triangle 57" project. The concept is to create an estate - 14 houses in Wroclaw Stabłowice. [...]

Modern society, especially people associated with art and creativity, are increasingly looking for spaces that meet their functional needs, while providing an inspiring [...]

Dariusz Chmielewski na tle zespołu Stoczni Cesarskiej w Gdańsku, którą w poprzedniej kadencji wpisał do rejestru zabytków

Dariusz Chmielewski against the background of the Imperial Shipyard complex in Gdansk, which he entered in the register of monuments in the previous term of office

© Gregory Mehring/www.gdansk.pl

A saying was once coined - "we protect a monument until it falls". Many objects have fallen at the stage of discussing the protection of a single wooden beam. And I proceed from the assumption that if I have to save the object, I will sacrifice this beam," says Dariusz Chmielewski, since February the Pomeranian Regional Conservator of Monuments, in this position also sat in the years 2012-2016 [...]

A saying was once coined - "we protect a monument until it falls". Many objects have fallen at the stage of discussing the protection of a single wooden beam. And I [...]

lokalizacja

location

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The Municipality of Mielec has announced a competition to develop an urban-architectural concept for the Center for Artistic Creativity on Powstańców Warszawy Street in Mielec. [...]

The Municipality of Mielec has announced a competition to develop an urban-architectural concept for the Center for Artistic Creativity on Powstańców Warszawy Street in [...]

Mateusz Sak - "Interior adaptation of a building in the Old Slaughterhouse complex in Szczecin".

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

15 of April '24
Adaptacja wnętrza budynku w kompleksie Starej Rzeźni w Szczecinie

Interior adaptation of the building in the Old Slaughterhouse complex in Szczecin

© Matthew Sak

The project involves the adaptation of the interior of the former icehouse building, located on the site of the Old Slaughterhouse in Szczecin. The architectural complex, built in the 19th century, is located on Lasztownia Island. The original purpose of the selected building will be replaced by a vegan restaurant project. The space focused on plant products is a stark contrast to the former function of meat processing. The project was carried out with attention to detail, paying particular [...]

The project involves the adaptation of the interior of the former icehouse building, located on the site of the Old Slaughterhouse in Szczecin. The architectural [...]

konferencja Top Woman Experience

Top Woman Experience conference

© organizers archive

How to create a more inclusive work environment by promoting diversity and equality? How to creatively shape both professional and private spaces? This was discussed in March by the guests and guests of the Top Woman Experience conference on female energy in business. [...]

How to create a more inclusive work environment by promoting diversity and equality? How to creatively shape both professional and private spaces? This was discussed in [...]

Another edition of the "city__happy" contest has been launched

Industrial design competition

Wiktor Bochenek, 15 of April '24
projekt Arting 2024 „miasto__szczęśliwe” - konkurs wzornictwa przemysłowego

Arting 2024 project "city__happy" - industrial design competition

© People-Innovation-Design Foundation

The People-Innovations-Design Foundation is once again organizing an industrial design competition under the title "city__happy". The partner of the competition is t the Mayor of Bielsko-Biala and Bielsko-Biala City Hall. [...]

The People-Innovations-Design Foundation is once again organizing an industrial design competition under the title "city__happy". The partner of the competition is t the [...]

"Disneylandization of space". Will there be changes to the design at the Technician's House?

Architects criticize planned development

Ewa Karendys, 15 of April '24
Za projekt opowiada pracownia Wolski Architekci

Wolski Architekci studio is responsible for the project

matt. Moderna

SARP "Wybrzeże" and the Architect of the City of Gdansk have joined those criticizing the development project for the plot at Wodopój Street in Gdansk. - We are exploring options," responds the developer when asked about the chance to change the project. [...]

SARP "Wybrzeże" and the Architect of the City of Gdansk have joined those criticizing the development project for the plot at Wodopój Street in Gdansk. - We are [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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