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ICE Krakow Convention Centre in Poland by Ingarden & Ewý Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Ingarden & Ewý Architects

ICE Kraków Congress Centre is a modern, world-class venue dedicated to culture – music, opera, ballet, theatre – and congresses. Designed at the highest standards of acoustics and mechanics. Besides the three main halls with 1915, 600, and 300 seats, the shell holds a multifunctional conference space of 550m2. ICE Kraków stands in the most prestigious location in Poland: opposite Wawel Castle, a location that influenced main design decisions. Hiding a multi-story foyer open to a panorama of Kraków, the Vistula embankment façade is spectacularly transparent. The outer shell combines glass, ceramics, and aluminium, with colours ceramic tiles reflecting those of the interior: red of the Auditorium Hall, graphite of Theatre Hall, white of the foyer, and the silvery aluminum used for the roof.

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Ingarden

  • Architects: Ingarden & Ewý Architects
  • Project: ICE Krakow Convention Centre
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Photography: Krzysztof Ingarden
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino
  • Client: Krakow Municipal Office
  • Design consultant: Arata Isozaki & Associates (AIA)
  • Cooperating architects: KKM Kozień Architekci, K3 Architekci
  • Structural design: Project Service
  • HVAC: ARUP
  • Acoustics: ARUP Acoustics  – Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd, Raf Orlowski (chief consultant), Construction supervision and testing: Raf Orlowski,  Ramboll Acoustics
  • General contractor: Budimex SA and Ferrovial Agroman SA
  • Operator: Krakow Festival Office

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Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery in Warsaw, Poland by Five Cell

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: Five Cell 

The presented sales premises of Przystanek Piekarnia bakery build upon the idea created for the entire chain in 2013 by Maciej Kurkowski, founder of Five Cell design group.

Each of the interiors is equipped with a unique system of modules made of stained birch plywood. Depending on such parameters as location, size and height of rooms, these modules may be used to create a suspended ceiling, display racks or serve both functions at once.

Image Courtesy © Piotr Narewski (Ayuko Studio)

  • Architects: Five Cell (Maciej Kurkowski)
  • Project: Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Photography: Piotr Narewski (Ayuko Studio)
  • Investor: Piekarnia Krzosek
  • Total area: 24-60 m2
  • Cubic capacity: 85-270 m3
  • Design: 2014-2016
  • Execution: 2014-2016

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Varso Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners  

The construction of a new flagship development, Varso by international real estate developer HB Reavis, comprising three buildings including an office tower designed by Foster + Partners, has commenced with completion scheduled for 2020. It presents a unique new hotspot for businesses, residents and tourists in the heart of Warsaw city centre.

Varso Tower, at 53 stories (310 metres) will be the tallest building in Poland offering generous, flexible modern office spaces. It will also feature an observation deck, which at 230 metres will make it one of the highest in Europe. From here building users, locals and tourists alike will be able to enjoy unique and spectacular views of Warsaw’s skyline and the metropolitan area. There will be also be a restaurant on levels 46 and 47 for visitors. A wide range of facilities and services including shops, restaurants and cafés will occupy the buildings’ ground levels. In addition, vibrant covered internal streets will be open to all throughout the year.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

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The concrete cube house in Koziegłowy, Poland by TEŻ ARCHITEKCI

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: TEŻ ARCHITEKCI

The house was built in the seventies of the XX century in Koziegłowy (Poland) as a typical representation of the so called “modernistic cube”. The main characteristic of this kind of buildings was the almost square basis and 2 floors (one being high ground floor with basement underneath). The owners wanted to remodel the building with the emphasis on raw materials, natural light and harmony between the inside and the outside of the house. The aim was to create more functional space yet with less storage room.

Image Courtesy © Rzemiosło Architektoniczne

  • Architects: TEŻ ARCHITEKCI
  • Project: The concrete cube house
  • Location: Koziegłowy, Poland
  • Visualization: Rzemiosło Architektoniczne
  • Collage & drawings : Hanna Podladowska
  • Team: Małgorzata Siekanko, Marta Sękowska-Kulińska, Paulina Wielgosz-Konewka
  • Construction: Maciej Kaleta

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OVO Wroclaw in Poland by Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture, the award-winning architectural firm based in Israel and France founded by architects Asaf Gottesman and Ami Szmelcman, unveiled last month their latest project: OVO Wroclaw, a mixed-use, grandiose “blob-like” architectural structure combining residential, commercial, hospitality and retail spaces in the heart of Poland’s fourth largest city, Wroclaw.

Exterior View of OVO Wroclaw, Image Courtesy © Kamil Czaja

Exterior View of OVO Wroclaw, Image Courtesy © Kamil Czaja

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Konieczny’s Ark in Kraków, Poland by KWK Promes

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Article source: KWK Promes

The highest value of the plot is a wonderful view stretching out. The idea was for the house to become its framework that crops it. The most appropriate building turned out to be a fully open on mountain landscape one-storey building, which gives the same view to all of the interiors.

Image Courtesy © Jakub Certowicz

Image Courtesy © Jakub Certowicz

  • Architects: KWK Promes
  • Project: Konieczny’s Ark
  • Location: Kraków, Poland
  • Photography: Olo Studio, Jakub Certowicz, Robert Konieczny
  • Authors: KWK Promes, architect Robert Konieczny
  • Authorial collaboration: architect Łukasz Marciniak
  • Collaboration: architects Marcin Harnasz, Aneta Świeżak
  • Structural engineering: Kornel Szyndler
  • Investor: Robert Konieczny
  • Site area: 1694.0 m
  • Gross covered area: 78.0 m
  • Usable floor area: 138.0 m
  • Volume: 624.0 m
  • Project: 2011
  • Realization: May 2011 – Nov 2015

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AQUARIUM OFFICE COMPLEX in Gliwice, Poland by ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP

The project of revitalization of a villa, built in the 19th century. The concept involves adapting the existing facility to the office function, building a new pavilion acting as the customer service and redesigning the park surrounding the villa. Currently the first stage of the project is completed, involving a comprehensive modernization of the historical villa.

Arthur Neumann’s villa built in 1926 at Rybnicka 27 in Gliwice is the object of a revitalization project.

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski/Archifolio

Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski/Archifolio

  • Architects: ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP (Krzysztof Zalewski, Adam Gil, Paweł Zalewski)
  • Project: AQUARIUM  OFFICE COMPLEX IN GLIWICE – NEUMANN VILLA REVITALISATION
  • Location: Gliwice, Poland
  • Photography: Tomasz Zakrzewski/Archifolio
  • Usable area: 1512,95 m2
  • Building area: 426,25m2
  • Plot area: 1,0776ha
  • Realization time: 2015

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House With a View in Mogilany, Poland by doomo

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: doomo 

Timber elevation and roof (boards and shingle) are perfectly common to a local Polish nearmountain building tradition, which is exacly where the house is built. These natural materials will change during the time, they’ll “live” together with the seasons and wheather. Because of it with every passing month and year the building will blend more and more into the landscape.

Image Courtesy © doomo

Image Courtesy © doomo

  • Architects: doomo 
  • Project: House With a View
  • Location: Mogilany, Poland
  • Photography: Piotr Lipecki and doomo
  • Lead Architects: Jarek Krysiak, Barbara Borowik-Krysiak
  • Interior designer: Minimoo
  • Engineer: Pro-sta
  • Construction: Paro
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 180,1 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Completion Year: 2015

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House W in Warsaw, Poland by STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Article source: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

The building was designed on a large and picturesque plot in the suburb of Warsaw. It is surrounded by a pine wood and a couple of summer houses sprinkled in close vicinity and further. The natural shape of the terrain is an uphill slope towards the south and the north, forming a small hill, flattened on the top. It was the aim of the architects to connect the new building to the natural context of the plot with a calm, harmonious design. Since the programme was extensive, a decision was taken to split the house up into a couple of smaller buildings, thus avoiding a massive form that would dominate over the plot.

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

  • Architects: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c (Przemek Kaczkowski , Magda Morelewska)
  • Project: House W
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Co-operation in design: Aleksandra Wolffgram
  • Plot area: 15 900 m2
  • Usable space around: 370 m2
  • Design/construction: 2016

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House H in Wrocław, Poland by STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

H House is nestled on the bank of the Bystrzyca river, in the suburbs of Wrocław. Before World War II this area was known as Schmiedefeld. A corner plot is lined by the street from the north and the east, while in the south it opens to a garden with many trees and a park Currently there is a small cottage from the 1970s, which the client decided to replace with a completely new one. Interestingly, there was another house designed for this location – a spacious three-storey villa with a large underground garage. However, the client decided the house was too big and too expensive and commissioned a new design. It was our task to draft a smaller, more modest building, better suited to the client’s needs. We decided to drop the underground part, a double garage and all redundant spaces.

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

Image Courtesy © STOPROCENT Architekci s.c

  • Architects: STOPROCENT Architekci s.c
  • Project: House H
  • Location: Wrocław, Poland
  • Design team: Przemek Kaczkowski, Magda Morelewska
  • Co-operation: Aleksandra Wolffgram, Krzysztof Melon-Mika
  • Plot area: 1117
  • Usable area: 270 m2
  • Year: 2016

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