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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 [...]

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City break in Lublin! A subjective guide to the city 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

© ZEITGEIST Asset Management

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 [...]

We know the results of the competition for the UW Sports and Recreation Center

SARP Competition No. 1050

Wiktor Bochenek, 21 of February '24
Znamy wyniki konkursu na budowę centrum sportu i rekreacji UW

We know the results of the competition to build UW's sports and recreation center

© Courtesy of SARP.

The University of Warsaw, in cooperation with the Warsaw Branch of SARP, has announced a competition for the development of an architectural concept along with land development for the Project entitled "Construction of a Sports and Recreation Center for teaching activities and construction of a student culture center at the Ochota Campus". [...]

The University of Warsaw, in cooperation with the Warsaw Branch of SARP, has announced a competition for the development of an architectural concept along with land [...]

Na parterze Krzywego Domku powstanie food hall

A food hall will be built on the first floor of the Crooked House

mat. Resident company

Although the Crooked House is a multifunctional building - on the map of Sopot it has gone down mainly as a venue for events. This is about to change, next year the resort's first food hall will be built here. [...]

Although the Crooked House is a multifunctional building - on the map of Sopot it has gone down mainly as a venue for events. This is about to change, next year the [...]

znamy finalistów konkursu na Nagrodę Miesa Van Der Rohe 2024! Wśród nich KWK PROMES!

We know the finalists for the Mies Van Der Rohe Prize 2024! Among them KWK PROMES!

© Juliusz Sokolowski

On February 20, 2024, the competition chapter of the Mies van der Rohe 2024 European Union Prize announced the finalists of the competition. Who was included in this group? [...]

On February 20, 2024, the competition chapter of the Mies van der Rohe 2024 European Union Prize announced the finalists of the competition. Who was included in this [...]

1. edycja konkursu o nagrodę za osiągnięcia w działalności urbanistycznej w północnej Polsce

1st edition of the award for achievements in urban planning activities in northern Poland

© organizers archive

On the initiative of the Gdansk Branch of the Society of Polish Urban Planners and the Faculty of Architecture of the Gdansk University of Technology, the Professor Wieslaw Gruszkowski Award, a distinguished urban planner, architect, scientist and didactician, will be awarded for the first time. [...]

On the initiative of the Gdansk Branch of the Society of Polish Urban Planners and the Faculty of Architecture of the Gdansk University of Technology, the Professor [...]

Bartosz Kaźmierczak

Bartosz Kazmierczak

photo: photo: from arch. Poznan University of Technology

A substantive voice in defense of the public interest. Do the urban planning and architectural commissions have it? Answered by Bartosz Kazmierczak [...]

A substantive voice in defense of the public interest. Do the urban planning and architectural commissions have it? Answered by Bartosz Kazmierczak [...]

dom oparty o skarpę

house leaning against a slope

Photo: Przemyslaw Turlej © Wrzeszcz Architekci

On an elongated plot of land carved by an existing escarpment, a team from Poznan-based Wrzeszcz Architects designed a sizable single-family house. The horizontal block is distinguished by a structure that makes the object seem to levitate. [...]

On an elongated plot of land carved by an existing escarpment, a team from Poznan-based Wrzeszcz Architects designed a sizable single-family house. The horizontal block [...]

Student competition to design a garden in Siemianowice Slaskie

#CompetitionBasePoland

Dobrawa Bies, 19 of February '24

Siemianowice Slaskie Municipality has announced a student competition for the development of the area located on Dworska Street in Siemianowice Slaskie. The goal is to select the most interesting works that would illustrate the potential of the area as an urban participatory garden. The submitted ideas will be used, among other things, for consultations with residents and at the actual stage of designing and preparing the investment. [...]

Siemianowice Slaskie Municipality has announced a student competition for the development of the area located on Dworska Street in Siemianowice Slaskie. The goal is to [...]

Lukasz Wolniak - "Interior, where I meet death. The design of funerary space in the Syropiarnia building in Luboń".

The work takes part in the "Best Interior Diploma" competition 2/2024.

19 of February '24
Sala główna przestrzeni funeralnej

The main hall of the funeral space

© Lukasz Wolniak

The design of the funeral space in the Old Syropiarnia building, located between the main street of Luboń (in the Wielkopolska region) and the nature surrounding the Warta River, consists of three parts: the western, highest, middle and eastern, with a sloping roof. Thanks to huge windows and two skylights, the interior is filled with natural light, the effect of which is enhanced by the finishing materials used. Steel staircases have been designed on opposite sides of the building, allowing [...]

The design of the funeral space in the Old Syropiarnia building, located between the main street of Luboń (in the Wielkopolska region) and the nature surrounding the [...]

Unusual puzzle - Murawa 2 housing estate in Poznań

Jakub Głaz, 16 of February '24
zespół mieszkaniowy Murawa 2 w Poznaniu, widok ogólny ze skrzyżowania ulic Murawa i Winogrady, proj.: Insomia

Murawa 2 residential complex in Poznań, general view from the intersection of Murawa and Winogrady streets, designed by Insomia

Photo: Jakub Głaz

Once again, architects from the Insomia studio faced the realization of an unusual high-density residential development. On a small area they erected sixteen buildings with medium and very large apartments. It is interesting, diverse and functional, although one feels the excess of ideas in a small [...]

Once again, architects from the Insomia studio faced the realization of an unusual high-density residential development. On a small area they erected sixteen buildings [...]

Międzynarodowa konferencja Manufacturing Brighter Future

International Manufacturing Brighter Future Conference

© organizers archive

Faced with the challenges of today's world - the climate crisis and problems in material supply chains - what and how we build needs to be rethought. How to do it wisely, efficiently and ecologically? This is what the speakers and participants of the international Manufacturing Brighter Future conference in Krakow, Poland, will ponder in March. [...]

Faced with the challenges of today's world - the climate crisis and problems in material supply chains - what and how we build needs to be rethought. How to do it [...]

Klaudia Płachetko - "Fagradalsfjall Volcano Museum in Iceland"

Best Diploma ARCHITECTURE Competition 2/2024

16 of February '24
Muzeum Wulkanu Fagradalsfjall na Islandii

Fagradalsfjall Volcano Museum in Iceland

© Klaudia Płachetko

The subject of the study is the Fagradalsfjall Volcano Museum in Iceland with an associated outbuilding, along with basic elements of communication infrastructure. The museum is located on a private plot of land under natural heritage protection near Fagradalsfjall Hill in southwest Iceland. [...]

The subject of the study is the Fagradalsfjall Volcano Museum in Iceland with an associated outbuilding, along with basic elements of communication infrastructure. The [...]

Pawel Mrozek on MKUA's role in the public space debate

#Moodboard

Paweł Mrozek, 16 of February '24
Paweł Mrozek

Pawel Mrozek

photo: private archives

What role should MKUA play in the debate about the quality of urban space? Does it fulfill such a role currently? [...]

What role should MKUA play in the debate about the quality of urban space? Does it fulfill such a role currently? [...]

Is architecture everywhere?

16 of February '24
pawilon Miesa van der Rohe po interwencji „White Waterlilies” w 2022 roku, proj.: Grupa Projektowa CENTRALA

Mies van der Rohe pavilion after "White Waterlilies" intervention in 2022, proj.: CENTRAL Design Group

Photo: Adriana Mas © CENTRALA Design Group

Urban wetlands, ponds in the city, lilies in Mies van der Rohe's pavilion, Alina Scholtz, water in a volatile state, discomfort as a privilege, weathering, non-blue architecture - that is the latest fascinations of Warsaw's CENTRALA Design Group. Izabela Kutyla talks to Małgorzata Kuciewicz and Simon De Iacobis about new architectural definitions, a broader view of the city and what we don't see, but is always around us. [...]

Urban wetlands, ponds in the city, lilies in Mies van der Rohe's pavilion, Alina Scholtz, water in a volatile state, discomfort as a privilege, weathering, non-blue [...]

Dzięki badaniom, dowiemy się ile aut jeździ po pomorskich drogach

Thanks to the survey, we will find out how many cars are driving on Pomeranian roads

Photo: Ewa Karendys

Surveys are beginning in Pomerania as part of the Pomeranian Traffic Model. Interviewers will visit 20,000 residents, traffic volume and the number of passengers on trains and buses will be taken under the magnifying glass. And all this to better plan transportation in the region. [...]

Surveys are beginning in Pomerania as part of the Pomeranian Traffic Model. Interviewers will visit 20,000 residents, traffic volume and the number of passengers on [...]

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