Architectural studies vs. wallet affluence

The financial challenges of architecture students

Magdalena Milert, 22 of April '24
Ilustracja

Illustration

© Magdalena Milert

Architecture students aim for creativity with enthusiasm, but face a brutal financial reality. The cost of courses, design prints and living on rent often make their dreams collide with everyday [...]

Architecture students aim for creativity with enthusiasm, but face a brutal financial reality. The cost of courses, design prints and living on rent often make their [...]

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Wizualizacje przygotowane przez partnera prywatnego

Visualizations prepared by the private partner

© GGI Lower City

Eight new viewing stands with descents on the banks of the New Motława are being built in the Lower Town area of Gdansk. Yes, the aesthetics will improve, but the scale of the changes, planned as part of a major public-private partnership with the city, is quite conservative. [...]

Eight new viewing stands with descents on the banks of the New Motława are being built in the Lower Town area of Gdansk. Yes, the aesthetics will improve, but the scale [...]

School in Lipa Piotrowska - a student idea for an interdisciplinary educational institution in Wroclaw

Zuzanna Golębiewska and Bartosz Tenenberg - Faculty of Architecture, Wrocław University of Technology

Aleksandra Skorupa, 19 of April '24
szkoła w Lipie Piotrowskiej zaprojektowana przez Zuzannę Gołębiewską i Bartosza Tenenberga

school in Lipa Piotrowska designed by Zuzanna Golębiewska and Bartosz Tenenberg

© Zuzanna Golębiewska, Bartosz Tenenberg

Wrocław, a dynamically developing city, is constantly expanding its boundaries, and with it the demand for modern, comprehensively designed residential developments is growing. One of them is Lipa Piotrowska, located in the northern part of the city. To meet the needs of the new local community, Wroclaw University of Technology students Zuzanna Golębiewska and Bartosz Tenenberg created a design for a multifunctional educational facility. [...]

Wrocław, a dynamically developing city, is constantly expanding its boundaries, and with it the demand for modern, comprehensively designed residential developments is [...]

The 8th edition of the competition "Investment of the Year"

#CompetitionBasePoland

Ola Kloc, 19 of April '24
konkurs Inwestycja Roku

competition Investment of the Year

© organizers archive

The National Chamber of Real Estate Management has announced the eighth edition of the "Investment of the Year" competition, which aims to identify and reward the best in investment in the country. [...]

The National Chamber of Real Estate Management has announced the eighth edition of the "Investment of the Year" competition, which aims to identify and reward the best [...]

UrbanMYCOskin – a promising biomaterial for sustainable construction of the future

Creators awarded in the New European Bauhaus 2024 competition!

Ola Kloc, 19 of April '24
UrbanMYCOskin – nowatorski biomateriał z odpadów i grzybni

UrbanMYCOskin – a novel biomaterial from waste and mycelium

© Illustrations provided courtesy of Natalia Piórecka

Did you know that the textile industry generates 92 million tons of waste every year? What if it were used as a building material? Natalia Piórecka, Rita Morais and Jennifer Levy, researchers at London's Bio-Integrated Design lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture, have created UrbanMYCOskin, a novel biomaterial based on said waste and mycelium. This is the future of architecture! [...]

Did you know that the textile industry generates 92 million tons of waste every year? What if it were used as a building material? Natalia Piórecka, Rita Morais and [...]

Modern high school open to students

This is the first public high school in the area

Kacper Kępiński, 18 of April '24
Widok z lotu ptaka

Aerial view

Photo: E. Lach | © UM Warszawa

This is the first high school in the area. Warsaw's Wesoła district has been enriched with a modern high school for 600 students. The new facility, designed by Plus3 Architects, was inaugurated in April. Its design was selected in an architectural competition. [...]

This is the first high school in the area. Warsaw's Wesoła district has been enriched with a modern high school for 600 students. The new facility, designed by Plus3 [...]

"NEIGHBORWOOD" - Student project to integrate seniors in Gliwice

Izabela Bonk and Julia Bugajska - Faculty of Architecture, Silesian University of Technology

Aleksandra Skorupa, 18 of April '24
strefa senioralna na gliwickim osiedlu zaprojektowana przez Julię Bugajską i Izabelę Bonk

Senior zone in a Gliwice housing estate designed by Julia Bugajska and Izabela Bonk

© Julia Bugajska, Izabela Bonk

Nowadays, as the pace of life accelerates and technology becomes an integral part of our daily functioning, it is easy to forget about the elderly. However, more and more young people are realizing that they are an important part of society and their well-being should be taken care of. This awareness leads to the creation of places, improving the quality of life of seniors and integrating them into local communities. Students of the Silesian University of Technology - Julia Bugajska and Izabela [...]

Nowadays, as the pace of life accelerates and technology becomes an integral part of our daily functioning, it is easy to forget about the elderly. However, more and [...]

"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 [...]

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

#CompetitionBaseinPoland

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

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 [...]

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