Editorial: Ultra Architects


fot.: Dawid Majewski

Editorial: Ultra Architects

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fot.: Dawid Majewski

Malgorzata TOMCZAK

Editorial: Ultra Architects

Their architecture charms with pragmatism. There is also a note of nonchalance in it, maybe even romanticism? That's when they don't want to build glass railings because birds die on them. Ultra, no? Or "Pregnant Lamp," where tits live in the very center of Poznań. Also ultra cool. Or the trees and plants they programmatically smuggle into their latest urban projects. Oh, that's just ultra-important, especially in the context of climate change, because every tree produces oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide. You probably already know where the studio's name comes from.

They sized their office, wrote the dimensions on each wall, and in CMYK. Such a game. Back to Jan Kaplický. It looks as if everything is going smoothly for them and as if they are having a little fun with this design. Although they put up the buildings in a serious way, they keep an eye on the detail, and struggle with the architectural mundanity. Instead, they do not race in competitions, which is a shame, because they would certainly fight for better space and architecture in our cities successfully. And they would probably forestall this urbanized space [laughs]. Actually, why not?


On behalf of the Editor, Publisher and the entire A&B team
I would like to wish you, dear Readers and Friends - a
family and peaceful Christmas
and a good and, above all, healthy New Year.

Table of contents


shortboard [14]

latest news, events, parties

A beautiful design adventure [16]

Interview with Jan Strumillo
interviewed by Dominika DROZDOWSKA

Something common [22]

12th edition of the WARSAW IN CONSTRUCTION festival
interviewed by: Anna Walewska

Socially sensitive Poznań [30]

Poznan Design Festival

Will Artificial Intelligence replace architects? [36]

Human creativity vs. algorithms

Teddy Bear Bastion in Gdansk - New School of Arts and Crafts [40].

Competition "Best Diploma ARCHITECTURE"

Good solitude. Architecture of coexistence and community [42]

Competition "Best Diploma in INTERIOR DESIGN".

newsboard [44-53]

books, patronages, invitations, company news

Architectural hit list [44].

Review of the book "Archiprzewodnik po Europie".

"Archip Guide to Europe" [46].

Excerpt from the book by Robert Konieczny and Tomasz Malkowski

  • Rozmowa z Janem Strumiłło
  • 12. edycja festiwalu WARSZAWA W BUDOWIE
  • Poznań Design Festiwal
  • Czy Sztuczna Inteligencja zastąpi architektów?
  • Bastion Miś w Gdańsku – Nowa Szkoła Rzemiosła Artystycznego. Karolina JANKOWSKA
  • Dobra samotność. Architektura współ-bycia i wspólnotowości. Aneta LEHMANN

theme of the issue

moodboard [60]

#Ultra Architects

White madness [102]

L'Arbre Blanc
proj.: Sou Fujimoto Architects (Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel, OXO architectes)

The beauty of simple solutions [116]

Harbor Houses
proj.: ADEPT/Luplau Poulsen (Anders Lonka, Simon Poulsen, Martin Krogh, Martin Laursen)

A living organism [130]

Group of Biodiversity Schools and Middle School
proj.: PChartier Dalix architectes
Katarzyna MIKULSKA

The profession of ARCHITECT [144]

architects from Ultra Architects are interviewed by Malgorzata Tomczak

  • Moodboard: Ultra Architects
  • L’Arbre Blanc, projekt: Sou Fujimoto Architects
  • Harbour Houses, projekt: ADEPT/Luplau Poulsen
  • Grupa Szkoł Bioróżnorodności i Gimnazjum, projekt: PChartier Dalix architectes
  • z architektami z pracowni Ultra Architects rozmawia Małgorzata Tomczak

Preview of the issue

The interview


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