QUATRO ILUMINARE lamp - a distinguished project by students of Gdansk University of Technology

Kacper Bernat, Oliwia Kłos, Mateusz Fuks - Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology.

Aleksandra Skorupa, 02 of May '24
lampa Quatro iIuminare – wyróżniony projekt studentów Politechniki Gdańskiej

Quatro iIuminare lamp - an award-winning project by students of Gdansk University of Technology

© Kacper Bernat, Oliwia Klos, Mateusz Fuks

Kacper Bernat, Oliwia Kłos and Mateusz Fuks - students of the Faculty of Architecture at the Gdansk University of Technology - won honorable mention in the competition "Lighting fixtures for public and commercial spaces", organized by the Polish Lighting Industry Association. Their work "Quatro iluminare" was recognized for its simplicity of form and design. The students created a universal lighting system related to public [...]

Kacper Bernat, Oliwia Kłos and Mateusz Fuks - students of the Faculty of Architecture at the Gdansk University of Technology - won honorable mention in the competition [...]

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Small-town tourism

May Day "tourism"

Magdalena Milert, 02 of May '24

May Day is a time when Polish lakes and mountains, full of attractions, attract tourists. However, behind the curtain of the tourist season lies a reality that may surprise you. Tourism is a phenomenon that affects all urban processes. For residents, it means a form of dispossession that is both material and emotional. The main role in regulating and controlling tourism, however, is played by local governments. [...]

May Day is a time when Polish lakes and mountains, full of attractions, attract tourists. However, behind the curtain of the tourist season lies a reality that may [...]

Certified buildings have increased in Poland

#ThursdayReport

Wiktor Bochenek, 02 of May '24
raport „Zrównoważone Certyfikowane Budynki 2024” opracowanego przez PLGBC.

"Sustainable Certified Buildings 2024" report developed by PLGBC.

© Polish Green Building Council PLGBC

What is the situation of certified buildings? In which sectors are they increasing the most? The latest report issued by PLGBC answers these questions. [...]

What is the situation of certified buildings? In which sectors are they increasing the most? The latest report issued by PLGBC answers these questions. [...]

Hala widowiskowa w Suwałkach, proj.: Restudio Jacaszek Architekci

Suwałki performance hall, proj.: Restudio Jacaszek Architekci

© Swisspearl

Fiber-cement is a material with more than 100 years of history. It is used by Switzerland's Swisspearl to produce roof tiles and panels, facade panels, furniture and garden accessories. The combination of cement, cellulose, water, synthetic fibers and air produces a lightweight and durable material. [...]

Fiber-cement is a material with more than 100 years of history. It is used by Switzerland's Swisspearl to produce roof tiles and panels, facade panels, furniture and [...]

Dworzec Metropolitalny w Lublinie, proj.: Tremend

Lublin Metropolitan Railway Station, proj.: Tremend

© Saint-Gobain Glass

Glass is already present in architecture not only as a decorative element, but also as a structural one. Modern methods of glass production give it properties that make it an extremely useful building material. An example is the Metropolitan Railway Station in Lublin, designed by architects from the Tremend studio, where the glass facade and innovative "box in box" structure play a key role. [...]

Glass is already present in architecture not only as a decorative element, but also as a structural one. Modern methods of glass production give it properties that make [...]

stan po kompleksowej termomodernizacji budynku

state after comprehensive thermal modernization of the building

© ALUCO

How to improve the energy efficiency of a building? To reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling a building, consider improving thermal insulation. [...]

How to improve the energy efficiency of a building? To reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling a building, consider improving thermal insulation. [...]

DS Jowita to be demolished again. But what in return?

Modernist dormitory in Poznań under threat

Jakub Głaz, 30 of April '24
dom studencki Jowita w Poznaniu, elewacja frontowa, wschodnia

Jowita student house in Poznań, front elevation, eastern

Photo: Jakub Głaz

In December - a promise to save. In April - a change of mind. The future fate of the well-known Jowita student house in Poznan still depends on not quite clear analyses and decisions. One thing is known: an architectural competition is to be held. But what will be its conditions? Will it be preceded by decent consultations? [...]

In December - a promise to save. In April - a change of mind. The future fate of the well-known Jowita student house in Poznan still depends on not quite clear analyses [...]

Main Post Office with conservationist approval. What's next.

The decision lies with the magistrate

Wiktor Bochenek, 30 of April '24
co dalej z budynkiem poczty?

What's next for the post office building?

© Zeitgeist Asset Management Press Materials

What next for the Main Post Office building in Krakow? The unique place on the map of the city for many years reminds us of itself, being a partially undeveloped space. Will something change since the announcement of its [...]

What next for the Main Post Office building in Krakow? The unique place on the map of the city for many years reminds us of itself, being a partially undeveloped space. [...]

kuchnia z meblami Rehau

kitchen with Rehau furniture

© Rehau

Unconventional furniture development - we're a yes! On the other hand, what is crucial is the combination of style and practical aspects of the room. How it will be designed by the architect is related to the needs of the users, the lifestyle of the residents for whom he is designing. [...]

Unconventional furniture development - we're a yes! On the other hand, what is crucial is the combination of style and practical aspects of the room. How it will be [...]

największą liczbę głosów uzyskała łazienka autorstwa Jakuba Targosza

the highest number of votes was received by the bathroom by Jakub Targosz

© Jakub Targosz

Voting for the Audience Award - the best interior design for the bathroom of a single-family house made at the Cracow University of Technology - has ended. This is another edition of the audience vote. [...]

Voting for the Audience Award - the best interior design for the bathroom of a single-family house made at the Cracow University of Technology - has ended. This is [...]

How can culture help regenerate the city?

4th International Congress on Culture of the Regenerative City

Ola Kloc, 30 of April '24
IV Międzynarodowy Kongres Kultura Miasta Regeneracyjnego

4th International Congress on Culture of the Regenerative City

© organizers archive

The fourth cover of the Urban Regeneration Congress in Lodz is fast approaching. This year, the event organized by the Open Eyes Economy movement and the City of Lodz will be dedicated to the issues of regenerative city culture. [...]

The fourth cover of the Urban Regeneration Congress in Lodz is fast approaching. This year, the event organized by the Open Eyes Economy movement and the City of Lodz [...]

A MONEY HOUSE - a family history of a Poznan UAP student

Michał Kościuk - Faculty of Architecture and Design, University of Arts in Poznań

Aleksandra Skorupa, 30 of April '24
DOM PONADPOKOLENIOWY zmodernizowany przez Michała Kościuka

A MONDAY HOUSE modernized by Michal Kosciuk

© Michal Kościuk

The project PONADOPOCENTAL HOUSE is a unique idea, originating in Poznan's Swierczewo district. Its creator is Michal Kościuk - a student at the University of Arts in Poznań. Inspired by the rich heritage of his family roots, he decided to create something more than just a building. His HOUSE is an extraordinary journey through generations, where history and modernity are intertwined in one unique story. [...]

The project PONADOPOCENTAL HOUSE is a unique idea, originating in Poznan's Swierczewo district. Its creator is Michal Kościuk - a student at the University of Arts in [...]

On opportunities and threats of water in agriculture

Conclusions of the 4th Water Roundtable.

30 of April '24
Jakub Mazur – Wiceprezydent Wrocławia

Jakub Mazur - Deputy Mayor of Wroclaw

Photo: MPWiK Wrocław | Illustrations courtesy of the organizers

"Complex problems lack simple solutions," - said Professor Zbigniew Kundzewicz, hydrologist and climatologist, at the opening of the 4th Water Roundtable, this year focused on the opportunities and risks of water in agriculture. The event was organized by the Open Eyes Economy movement and the City of Wroclaw. [...]

"Complex problems lack simple solutions," - said Professor Zbigniew Kundzewicz, hydrologist and climatologist, at the opening of the 4th Water Roundtable, this year [...]

PERFORACJA – BLACHY PERFOROWANE Sp. z o.o.

Perforation - perforated sheets

from the series "Material in architecture - trends 2024"

30 of April '24

Perforation company - perforated sheets sp. z o.o. - a leader in the industry of perforated sheets and meshes - awarded the prestigious Business Gazelles award eleven times and Forbes Diamond four times. [...]

Perforation company - perforated sheets sp. z o.o. - a leader in the industry of perforated sheets and meshes - awarded the prestigious Business Gazelles award eleven [...]

Botanika w rozmiarze XL na tapetach MURASPEC

Botany in XL size on MURASPEC wallpapers

© Muraspec

There are some wallpaper patterns that simply cannot be physically missed. These are designs with XL-size graphics. Several such proposals have recently joined the Muraspec offer, and they really impress with the scale of decoration and aesthetics. [...]

There are some wallpaper patterns that simply cannot be physically missed. These are designs with XL-size graphics. Several such proposals have recently joined the [...]

Dachówki na elewacji - trend w architekturze

Tiles on the facade - a trend in architecture

Photo: © Wienerbeger, Grégory Tachet

The facade is the showpiece of any building. The commonly used light-wet method is increasingly giving way to other solutions, such as ceramic cladding, stone, wood or ventilated facades. An interesting aesthetic treatment that can distinguish a building is the use of ceramic tiles on the facade. [...]

The facade is the showpiece of any building. The commonly used light-wet method is increasingly giving way to other solutions, such as ceramic cladding, stone, wood or [...]

Other architecture of communist Poland. Snow White and her siblings

The exhibition "The Shape of Dreams. Architecture of Witold Lipiński".

29 of April '24
Wystawa „Kształt marzeń. Architektura Witolda Lipińskiego” w Muzeum Architektury

Wystawa „Kształt marzeń. Architektura Witolda Lipińskiego” w Muzeum Architektury

fot.: Jakub Głaz

Such architecture from the communist era is a unique treat. First, it doesn't resemble most of the buildings erected then. Secondly, it is proof of how much determination of a somewhat romantic nature means. "Cosmic" observatory and igloo houses were built thanks to For one more month you can see the exhibition titled "The Shape of Dreams. Architecture of Witold Lipinski." [...]

Such architecture from the communist era is a unique treat. First, it doesn't resemble most of the buildings erected then. Secondly, it is proof of how much [...]

Kraków discussed challenges of the housing market for the ninth time

Conference New Challenges of the Housing Market organized by the Home Builders Association

Aleksandra Skorupa, 29 of April '24
W Krakowie po raz dziewiąty dyskutowano o wyzwaniach rynku mieszkaniowego

Kraków discussed challenges of the housing market for the ninth time

Photo by Lukasz Zielinski | courtesy of SBDiM

On Friday, April 19, another conference in the series "New Challenges of the Housing Market," organized by the Home Builders Association, took place at the NBP headquarters at 20 Basztowa Street. For the ninth time, it provided an opportunity to exchange thoughts and views on the broader real estate market. As every year, it was attended by the most prominent experts, analysts, scientists, architects and representatives of the development [...]

On Friday, April 19, another conference in the series "New Challenges of the Housing Market," organized by the Home Builders Association, took place at the NBP [...]

Magdalena Federowicz-Boule jury member of World Architecture Festival 2024

World success of Polish architect

Wiktor Bochenek, 29 of April '24
architektka Magdalena Federowicz-Boule

architect Magdalena Federowicz-Boule

© Author's Archive

The founder of the Tremend studio, Magdalena Federowicz-Boule, will be a member of the jury of this year's World Architecture Festival. Her studio's projects have twice been nominated for this award. [...]

The founder of the Tremend studio, Magdalena Federowicz-Boule, will be a member of the jury of this year's World Architecture Festival. Her studio's projects have twice [...]

Nowa wiatrownica

New windlass

© Blachy Pruszyński

Flashings are a very non-obvious group of materials that we should talk about much more often. They perform important functions on the roofing, and it would be impossible to create a complex roof without their participation. Today we will focus on a detailed description of the finished flashings, which can be found in the offer of Blachy Pruszyński. [...]

Flashings are a very non-obvious group of materials that we should talk about much more often. They perform important functions on the roofing, and it would be [...]

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