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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 [...]

Wokół kotłowni mogłyby powstać ogrody sensoryczne

Sensory gardens could be created around the boiler house

Last year, the Multispecialty Regional Hospital in Gorzow Wielkopolski announced a competition aimed at students of architecture and spatial management. Its aim was to come up with a new idea for the hospital's former boiler house and its surroundings on Wilczaka Street. The competition was won by Wiktor Sawoch, a Gorzow-born student of architecture at the Wroclaw University of Technology, who proposed creating a local community center and garden complex. According to the hospital's [...]

Last year, the Multispecialty Regional Hospital in Gorzow Wielkopolski announced a competition aimed at students of architecture and spatial management. Its aim was to [...]

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Wokół kotłowni mogłyby powstać ogrody sensoryczne

Sensory gardens could be created around the boiler house

Last year, the Multispecialty Regional Hospital in Gorzow Wielkopolski announced a competition aimed at students of architecture and spatial management. Its aim was to come up with a new idea for the hospital's former boiler house and its surroundings on Wilczaka Street. The competition was won by Wiktor Sawoch, a Gorzow-born student of architecture at the Wroclaw University of Technology, who proposed creating a local community center and garden complex. According to the hospital's [...]

Last year, the Multispecialty Regional Hospital in Gorzow Wielkopolski announced a competition aimed at students of architecture and spatial management. Its aim was to [...]

Piotr Chuchacz

Piotr Chuchacz

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 thirteenth episode we bring back the statement of Piotr Chuchacz [...]

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 thirteenth episode we bring back [...]

Familok XXI wieku – rewitalizacja zabytkowego osiedla patronackiego Werdon w Rudzie Śląskiej

Familok of the 21st century - revitalization of the historic Werdon patronage estate in Ruda Śląska

The thesis "Familok XXI Century" presents a conceptual design for the revitalization of the historic Werdon patronage estate in Ruda Śląska. The main idea is to create a model example of restoring the value of the degraded (through intensive mining exploitation) urban fabric with simultaneous strengthening of social ties. The proposal assumes the creation of new spaces emphasizing respect for local values - restoring the primacy of common zones, for example, through the use of modular [...]

The thesis "Familok XXI Century" presents a conceptual design for the revitalization of the historic Werdon patronage estate in Ruda Śląska. The main idea is to create a [...]

Dom z otwartymi okiennicami

House with open shutters

© Lukasz Więcek

It is impossible to count how many young architects started their design dreams with LEGO bricks. The Danish toy ignites imagination and creativity, and has become one of the most recognizable brands of the small Scandinavian country. [...]

It is impossible to count how many young architects started their design dreams with LEGO bricks. The Danish toy ignites imagination and creativity, and has become one [...]

Neon po rekonstrukcji

Neon sign after reconstruction

Neon signs continue to return to Nowa Huta, as we reported back in November last year. Today, Nowa Huta residents can already enjoy another restored neon sign - a good time to think about the idea for Nowa Huta. [...]

Neon signs continue to return to Nowa Huta, as we reported back in November last year. Today, Nowa Huta residents can already enjoy another restored neon sign - a good [...]

Joanna Erbel

Joanna Erbel

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 twelfth episode we bring back Joanna Erbel's statement [...]

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 twelfth episode we bring back [...]

St. George's Fort James in Toruń gained a new function and residents

Fort St. James in Torun has gained a new function and residents

© Martyna Bobinska

Martyna Bobińska, an architecture graduate from Gdansk University of Technology, has decided to use historic architecture for a new social purpose. Her choice fell on the 19th-century Fort St. James in Toruń. The young architect's proposal is to transform the deteriorating fort and its surroundings into a Social Center, focusing on helping people in crisis of homelessness. The author proposes to create, among other things, a shelter, communal and therapeutic spaces, workshops, gardens and [...]

Martyna Bobińska, an architecture graduate from Gdansk University of Technology, has decided to use historic architecture for a new social purpose. Her choice fell on [...]

Grzegorz Piątek received the Polityka Passport for the book

Grzegorz Piątek received Polityka's Passport for his book "Gdynia Promised. City, Modernism, Modernization 1920-1939".

© A&B

This is the thirtieth time the Polityka Passports have been awarded! On Tuesday evening, January 17, at the Grand Theater - National Opera in Warsaw, we recognized the winners of seven categories: Film, Theater, Literature, Digital Culture, Popular Music, Classical Music and Visual Arts. In the Literature category, the Passport was awarded to Grzegorz Piątek for his book "Gdynia Promised. City, Modernism, Modernization 1920-1939". [...]

This is the thirtieth time the Polityka Passports have been awarded! On Tuesday evening, January 17, at the Grand Theater - National Opera in Warsaw, we recognized the [...]

Results of voting for the Audience Award in the St. Witkiewicz competition, 2022 edition

Stanislaw Witkiewicz Award of the Malopolska Region

Ola Kloc, 17 of January '23
Budynek mieszkalny wielorodzinny z usługami w parterze przy ulicy Sołtysowskiej 3 w Krakowie

Multi-family residential building with services on the first floor at 3 Soltysowska Street in Krakow

proj.: Agnieszka Potoniec

Voting for the Audience Award accompanying the 11th edition of the Stanislaw Witkiewicz Małopolska Voivodeship Award competition organized by the Marshal's Office of the Małopolska Voivodeship and the Cracow branch of SARP ended on January 16. Who won the largest number of votes? [...]

Voting for the Audience Award accompanying the 11th edition of the Stanislaw Witkiewicz Małopolska Voivodeship Award competition organized by the Marshal's Office of the [...]

The 13th edition of the SARP Krakow Creative Scholarship named after Prof. Bohdan Lisowski has been launched.

Scholarship for female students of the Faculties of Architecture of Cracow universities

Dobrawa Bies, 17 of January '23
XIII edycja Stypendium Twórczego SARP Oddział Kraków im. prof. Bohdana Lisowskiego

The 13th edition of the Creative Scholarship of SARP Krakow Branch named after Prof. Bohdan Lisowski.

Attention Krakow architecture students! The next, already the 13th edition of the prestigious competition for the SARP Krakow Branch Creative Scholarship named after Prof. Bohdan Lisowski has been launched. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2023. [...]

Attention Krakow architecture students! The next, already the 13th edition of the prestigious competition for the SARP Krakow Branch Creative Scholarship named after [...]

Intimate spaces, playing effects and Spanish subtitles

Wiktor Bochenek, 17 of January '23
Fuego (proj. 370studio)

Fuego (proj. 370studio)

In this project, the most important thing was to create small, intimate spaces, play on lighting effects and make the premises stand out through subtle, dark colors. This is how Fuego, a restaurant serving Spanish cuisine in Kolobrzeg, looks like. [...]

In this project, the most important thing was to create small, intimate spaces, play on lighting effects and make the premises stand out through subtle, dark colors. [...]

Why does every revitalization always end with a concrete plaza?

Revitalization of former thread manufacturing facilities in Nowa Sól

Paweł Mrozek, 17 of January '23
Rewitalizacja zakładu Odra w Nowej Soli

Revitalization of the Odra plant in Nowa Sol

© Jacek Milewski Mayor of the City of Nowa Sól

I read revitalization, I think concrete square. Have you ever wondered how it is possible that although revitalization in our country wipes its mouth with the philosophy of sustainable development at every turn and is in its nature obliged to play by its rules, nevertheless, when it comes to carving out or renovating some important public space, it almost always turns out that the environmental component of the process has not been invited to this ceremonial party, or is there as a spectator in [...]

I read revitalization, I think concrete square. Have you ever wondered how it is possible that although revitalization in our country wipes its mouth with the philosophy [...]

Sink or soar, or a summary of the year 2022 in architecture (part XI)

Jakub Szczęsny

Jakub Szczęsny, 17 of January '23
Jakub Szczęsny

Jakub Szczęsny

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 eleventh episode we bring back a statement by Jakub Szczęsny [...]

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 eleventh episode we bring back a [...]

Przykład wykorzystania aplikacji

An example of how to use the application

Choosing a facade color is an investment for years. To meet the expectations of customers, the Weber brand has developed an application that allows you to quickly, efficiently and easily prepare a visualization of your dream facade. Koloryelewacji.pl helps investors decide on the final color of the building. The application also allows you to generate a ready-made file with which you can go to the point of sale to purchase the chosen product. [...]

Choosing a facade color is an investment for years. To meet the expectations of customers, the Weber brand has developed an application that allows you to quickly, [...]

Wizualizacja wieżowca przy pl. Zawiszy

Visualization of the skyscraper at Zawiszy Square

What year is it? Looking at the provisions of the Zawisza Square development plan just passed, one would assume that 1973 has just begun [...]

What year is it? Looking at the provisions of the Zawisza Square development plan just passed, one would assume that 1973 has just begun [...]

Studia będą trwały dwa semestry

The study will last two semesters

The Faculty of Architecture at Poznań University of Technology has announced recruitment for a new postgraduate program - "Investment and Design in Health Care", conducted in cooperation with the Karol Marcinkowski Medical University in Poznań. The studies last two semesters and are aimed at architects and female architects interested in the problems of designing health care facilities and those holding managerial positions in health care institutions. Studies under the patronage of the [...]

The Faculty of Architecture at Poznań University of Technology has announced recruitment for a new postgraduate program - "Investment and Design in Health Care", [...]

architecture

Architecture is the art of designing and building spatial forms and shaping the space between them. According to Vitruvius, author of the treatise "On Architecture of Books Ten," the basic principles of designing and constructing buildings are durability, utility and beauty.

Architecture provides a framework for living, working, learning and entertaining. The history of architecture is also the history of human civilization. It has shaped and changed over the centuries in accordance with the needs, current trends and available technological solutions. To this day, we can marvel at the elements of architecture of ancient cultures, admire the dominant styles in different centuries and see the diversity in architecture in different parts of the world.

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On the web portal Architecture and Business you will find daily news from the world of contemporary architecture. We present concepts and realizations of both public and office buildings, urban assumptions, revitalization and accompanying us every day - residential architecture, from modern single-family houses through examples of multi-family buildings to alternative forms of housing. We present modern projects, the latest realizations of Polish architects, write about the results of architectural competitions, promote important events, inform about innovative technologies and create a library of BIM files. You will find podcasts here, in which students talk about their experiences at foreign universities, job offers for architects and internship proposals for design students. You will read articles about current problems of Polish cities, interviews with architects, including Robert Konieczny, Szczepan Wronski and Krzysztof Ingarden, columns and author series by our authors.

Interior trends 2023
Interior trends 2023
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