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Agnieszka Kalinowska-Sołtys

Agnieszka Kalinowska-Sołtys

"In an ideal world, we would like to design and construct buildings that will not negatively impact the environment in any way," - says architect Agnieszka Kalinowska-Soltys, board member and partner at APA Wojciechowski Architekci, president of SARP, and an expert in green architecture. She also reveals why it's a good idea to compete in competitions such as the Saint-Gobain Glass Design Award. [...]

"In an ideal world, we would like to design and construct buildings that will not negatively impact the environment in any way," - says architect Agnieszka [...]

Sofa tapicerowana ASTON

Upholstered sofa ASTON

A very elegant collection of upholstered furniture, in which details play an important role. The French seam used in the finishing of the sides and edges of the seats not only gives form to the line of the furniture, it is also a decorative element. It is worth noting the unusual, asymmetrical connection of the sides with the back of the furniture, which makes the collection look very interesting. [...]

A very elegant collection of upholstered furniture, in which details play an important role. The French seam used in the finishing of the sides and edges of the seats [...]

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Marta Zuber

Marta Zuber

What changes will the reform of the urban planning system bring? How is it perceived by architects and urban planners? How much will we pay for issuing a zoning decision? Which provisions have changed after public consultations? Answers to these and other questions are provided by architect Marta Zuber, member of the Provincial Urban Planning and Architectural Commission of the Silesian Voivodeship. [...]

What changes will the reform of the urban planning system bring? How is it perceived by architects and urban planners? How much will we pay for issuing a zoning [...]

Fabryka Perun

Perun Factory

Up to three times a piece? After consultations with the conservator and residents, WWAA architects have once again modified the development concept for the former Perun factory. A multifunctional complex and public spaces are to be built in Warsaw's Praga Południe district. [...]

Up to three times a piece? After consultations with the conservator and residents, WWAA architects have once again modified the development concept for the former Perun [...]

Time for renewal in architecture. Welcome to the Forum of Design and Architecture in Poznan!

BUDMA 2023 International Construction and Architecture Fair

Ola Kloc, 20 of January '23
Forum Designu i Architektury, debata A&B

Design and Architecture Forum, A&B debate

© A&B

Knowledge, relations, business. These three elements make up the BUDMA International Trade Fair for Construction and Architecture, which will begin on January 31 this year in Poznań. Architecture & Business is a media patron of the event and a content patron of the accompanying Design and Architecture Forum. [...]

Knowledge, relations, business. These three elements make up the BUDMA International Trade Fair for Construction and Architecture, which will begin on January 31 this [...]

Plakat konkursu „Dyplom z Archicadem 2022”

Poster for the "Diploma with Archicad 2022" competition.

The sixth edition of the student competition "Diploma with Archicad" for the best engineering and master's diplomas in the fields of architecture, urban planning, interior design and landscape architecture made with the help of Archicad software by GRAPHISOFT is underway. [...]

The sixth edition of the student competition "Diploma with Archicad" for the best engineering and master's diplomas in the fields of architecture, urban planning, [...]

Centrum Dialogu Międzykulturowego mogłoby powstać na warszawskiej Woli

Center for Intercultural Dialogue could be built in Warsaw's Wola district

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue in Warsaw is a project for a public building, a meeting place open to all, combining educational, exhibition and workshop functions. The author of the building, which spreads the idea of equality, is Anna Kosmala, a graduate of the Wrocław University of Technology. The work, which is a master's degree, was included in the list of the Top 10 Best Graduates of the Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw University of Technology in the academic year 2021/2022! [...]

The Center for Intercultural Dialogue in Warsaw is a project for a public building, a meeting place open to all, combining educational, exhibition and workshop [...]

chaos reklamowy i przestrzenny na placu Wiosny Ludów w Poznaniu (stan z roku 2020, do dziś udało się usunąć kilka billboardów)

advertising and spatial chaos in Poznań's Wiosny Ludów Square (as of 2020, several billboards have been removed to date)

Will Poznań finally get an effective tool to combat "advertosis" and aesthetic disorder? On Wednesday, city councilors gave the green light on the matter, despite the fact that the provisions of the so-called landscape resolution are controversial. Better one than none, amendments will be made later, says City Hall, although it had almost six years to prepare the document in a decent manner. [...]

Will Poznań finally get an effective tool to combat "advertosis" and aesthetic disorder? On Wednesday, city councilors gave the green light on the matter, despite the [...]

The competition for the design of the school and kindergarten in Nadolice Wielkie has been launched

The organizer of the competition is the Municipality of Czernica

Ola Kloc, 20 of January '23
Konkurs na opracowanie koncepcji architektonicznej Zespołu Szkolno-Przedszkolnego w Nadolicach Wielkich w Gminie Czernica wraz z zagospodarowaniem terenu i infrastrukturą techniczną

Competition for the architectural concept of the School and Kindergarten Complex in Nadolice Wielkie in the Municipality of Czernica, together with land development and technical infrastructure

The municipality of Czernica has announced a competition for the development of an architectural concept for a school and kindergarten complex with land development and technical infrastructure in Nadolice Wielkie, near Wroclaw. The prize pool is 120 thousand zlotys. [...]

The municipality of Czernica has announced a competition for the development of an architectural concept for a school and kindergarten complex with land development and [...]

Baid Pro

Baid Pro

As a platform that facilitates collaboration between stakeholders in the construction process, Baid Pro gives everyone access to the same data. [...]

As a platform that facilitates collaboration between stakeholders in the construction process, Baid Pro gives everyone access to the same data. [...]

Projekt nowej Ambasady Królestwa Norwegii w Warszawie

Design of the new Royal Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw

© Piotr Blicharz

Piotr Blicharz from the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Academy in Cracow, fascinated by Norway, decided to design the new building of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Warsaw. He enriched his project inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and nature with a consulate and a Foreign Education Center. The ambassador of Norway himself, Anders H. Eide, was interested in the work and invited the author to a meeting in Warsaw. [...]

Piotr Blicharz from the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Academy in Cracow, fascinated by Norway, decided to design the new building [...]

Hits and kits, or a summary of the year 2022 in architecture (part XIV)

Barbara Nawrocka and Dominika Wilczynska

20 of January '23
Barbara Nawrocka, Dominika Wilczyńska (Miastopracownia)

Barbara Nawrocka, Dominika Wilczynska (Miastopracownia)

Photo: Milistudio

The end of December - because that's when we finished preparing the January issue - is the best time for all kinds of summaries. In the fourteenth episode we bring back the statement of Barbara Nawrocki and Dominika Wilczynska [...]

The end of December - because that's when we finished preparing the January issue - is the best time for all kinds of summaries. In the fourteenth episode we bring back [...]

BP2 sp. z o.o.

SOLROOF - integrated photovoltaic roof

There are things to look forward to in 2023

20 of January '23
SOLROOF – zintegrowany dach fotowoltaiczny

SOLROOF - integrated photovoltaic roof

BP2 has announced the official launch of a new brand and products in the roofing market. The official premiere of SOLROOF will take place at the BUDMA 2023 International Construction and Architecture Fair (31.01-03.02, Poznań, Hall 6, Stand 28). The SOLROOF roofing products will be launched at BUDMA 2023 [...]

BP2 has announced the official launch of a new brand and products in the roofing market. The official premiere of SOLROOF will take place at the BUDMA 2023 International [...]

BP2 sp. z o.o.

SOLROOF - integrated photovoltaic roof

There are things to look forward to in 2023

20 of January '23
SOLROOF – zintegrowany dach fotowoltaiczny

SOLROOF - integrated photovoltaic roof

BP2 has announced the official launch of a new brand and products in the roofing market. The official premiere of SOLROOF will take place at the BUDMA 2023 International Construction and Architecture Fair (31.01-03.02, Poznań, Hall 6, Stand 28). The SOLROOF roofing products will be launched at BUDMA 2023 [...]

BP2 has announced the official launch of a new brand and products in the roofing market. The official premiere of SOLROOF will take place at the BUDMA 2023 International [...]

Kamienica przy pl. Wolności w Poznaniu, za którą powstaje obszerny budynek z

A tenement house at Wolności Square in Poznań, behind which an extensive building with "mini-apartments" and "investment premises" is being built

Photo: Jakub Głaz

The fight against "detrimental development" has been announced by Development and Technology Minister Waldemar Buda. The goal is generally right, but the tools for implementation may be insufficient. Many commentators point to the astonishing choice and mode of solutions proposed by the ministry. [...]

The fight against "detrimental development" has been announced by Development and Technology Minister Waldemar Buda. The goal is generally right, but the tools for [...]

The call for applications for the "Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow 2023" competition is underway

One of the fields is also architecture and design

Dobrawa Bies, 19 of January '23
Stypendium Twórcze Miasta Krakowa

Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow

The Municipality of Krakow has announced a call for applications for the "Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow 2023" competition. The scholarship for the realization of an artistic project can be applied for in nine fields, among which are architecture and design. Applications are accepted until February 10 this year. [...]

The Municipality of Krakow has announced a call for applications for the "Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow 2023" competition. The scholarship for the [...]

The call for applications for the "Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow 2023" competition is underway

One of the fields is also architecture and design

Dobrawa Bies, 19 of January '23
Stypendium Twórcze Miasta Krakowa

Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow

The Municipality of Krakow has announced a call for applications for the "Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow 2023" competition. The scholarship for the realization of an artistic project can be applied for in nine fields, among which are architecture and design. Applications are accepted until February 10 this year. [...]

The Municipality of Krakow has announced a call for applications for the "Creative Scholarship of the City of Krakow 2023" competition. The scholarship for the [...]

We need a better citizens' initiative

#ThursdayReport

Wiktor Bochenek, 19 of January '23
Zaprojektuj rozwiązanie. Inspiracje dla władz lokalnych

Design a solution. Inspiration for local authorities

As a public institution, local governments have an extraordinary opportunity that no other type of government has - the ability to deal directly with residents. Why is this immediacy often a salt in the eye rather than an asset? [...]

As a public institution, local governments have an extraordinary opportunity that no other type of government has - the ability to deal directly with residents. Why is [...]

We need a better citizens' initiative

#ThursdayReport

Wiktor Bochenek, 19 of January '23
Zaprojektuj rozwiązanie. Inspiracje dla władz lokalnych

Design a solution. Inspiration for local authorities

As a public institution, local governments have an extraordinary opportunity that no other type of government has - the ability to deal directly with residents. Why is this immediacy often a salt in the eye rather than an asset? [...]

As a public institution, local governments have an extraordinary opportunity that no other type of government has - the ability to deal directly with residents. Why is [...]

Are we moving in the right direction? The 7th edition of 4 Design Days encourages joint action

4 Design Days, January 26-29, 2023.

Ola Kloc, 19 of January '23

The climate catastrophe, the war in Ukraine, the covid pandemic, the resource crisis, the polarization of society and the still unbridled consumerism.... the ever-growing list of challenges and problems we face today can be overwhelming. What role do architecture and design play in the face of them? The organizers of 4 Design Days encourage us, in the face of the test we face as humanity, to say stop, pause for a moment and consider whether we are definitely going in the right direction. [...]

The climate catastrophe, the war in Ukraine, the covid pandemic, the resource crisis, the polarization of society and the still unbridled consumerism.... the [...]

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