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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 [...]

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Are we using the urban potential of creative workshops?

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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 [...]

Are used windmills the future of design?

Wiktor Bochenek, 30 of January '23
Czy zużyte turbiny można przerobić na coś wartościowego?

Can used turbines be converted into something of value?

One of the chief arguments of opponents of the use of renewable energy sources, in addition to the issue of energy storage, is the question of their disposal. Windmill wings not only produce energy, but bring public debate to a head. [...]

One of the chief arguments of opponents of the use of renewable energy sources, in addition to the issue of energy storage, is the question of their disposal. Windmill [...]

Professor Waldemar Wawrzyniak has died

Ola Kloc, 30 of January '23
Zmarł profesor Waldemar Wawrzyniak

Professor Waldemar Wawrzyniak has died

Professor Waldemar Wawrzyniak, architect, university teacher, co-author of one of the icons of architecture in Lower Silesia - the Meteorological Observatory on Śnieżka - died on January 28 this year. [...]

Professor Waldemar Wawrzyniak, architect, university teacher, co-author of one of the icons of architecture in Lower Silesia - the Meteorological Observatory on Śnieżka [...]

Student competition

Student competition

© organizers archive

An international student competition in urban planning, organized by the Czech Technical University in Prague, is underway. To submit your entries you have time till March 10 this year. [...]

An international student competition in urban planning, organized by the Czech Technical University in Prague, is underway. To submit your entries you have time till [...]

Magdalena Żądło - "Old Factory - urban activity space project".

"Best Interior Diploma" 01/2023- AiB Academy

30 of January '23
Warsztat rzemieślniczy – introligatorstwo

Craft workshop - bookbinding

© Magdalena Żądło

The thesis focuses on the importance of the former textile industry for the contemporary image of Bielsko-Biała. The architectural and urban transformations that took place, from the time of the first guild workshops to companies exporting their products to all continents, undoubtedly shaped the visual form of the city and the identity of the local community. Drawing on this multifaceted history, the project to revitalize the Old Factory building, a remnant of the Büttner family's cloth [...]

The thesis focuses on the importance of the former textile industry for the contemporary image of Bielsko-Biała. The architectural and urban transformations that took [...]

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On the web portal Architecture and Business you will find daily news from the world of contemporary architecture. We present concepts and realizations of both public and office buildings, urban assumptions, revitalization and accompanying us every day - residential architecture, from modern single-family houses through examples of multi-family buildings to alternative forms of housing. We present modern projects, the latest realizations of Polish architects, write about the results of architectural competitions, promote important events, inform about innovative technologies and create a library of BIM files. You will find podcasts here, in which students talk about their experiences at foreign universities, job offers for architects and internship proposals for design students. You will read articles about current problems of Polish cities, interviews with architects, including Robert Konieczny, Szczepan Wronski and Krzysztof Ingarden, columns and author series by our authors.

Interior trends 2023
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