Posts Tagged ‘Poland’
Friday, July 7th, 2017
Article source: Adam Wiercinski Architekt
The idea for a public toilet in Gdynia is closely related to the location of the given area. View of the open sea and extending walking paths, suggested concept of creating building that besides its primary function will be set in a seaside tourist character. Periscope building allows its users to observe sea from the interior not through the traditional window. By placing the upper mirror of this periscope mechanism at a height of 4m, view of the water is raised above the boulevard’s level and so the strolling people. Users of the public toilet can see an undisturbed yet always different image of the Baltic Sea. Monolithic, concrete building owes its shape to the hidden periscope structure, but due to the rounded arcade and used raw materials, building with its profile resembles the nearby breakwater, blending with the local landscape. In the gap between the women’s and men’s toilet, there is a tribune from which people can enjoy view of the Baltic Sea. Its form, in contrast to the traditional benches, can hold a larger group of people. Wooden finish of the tribune and its surrounding walls warms raw style of the building. Inside the toilet, as well as outside the building, walls are covered with concrete. Free space under periscope construction is filled with huge pebbles, reminding the breakwater. Simple interior exposes periscope’s mirror with Baltic Sea view. Direct access to the building allows independent use of all the toilet rooms. Whole object in its form and function blends with the coastal mood, creating entirely new point on the promenade path.
Image Courtesy © Adam Wiercinski Architekt
- Architects: Adam Wiercinski Architekt
- Project: Seaside Periscope
- Location: Gdynia, Poland
- Software used: Sketchup, Photoshop, Autocad
- Year: 2014
Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Article source: Grupa Metaforma
In this world everything is clear – a simple form, minimalistic colors selection, natural materials. This concept of design has been dictated by the male point of view from the very beginning.
The apartment was purchased in the fall and when the architects entered it, they noticed an exceptional view of the old trees in the neighborhood. Yellow, red and brown colors were the perfect background.
Image Courtesy © Grupa Metaforma
- Architects: Grupa Metaforma
- Project: Apartment For A Guy and Even Two of Them
- Location: Poznań, Poland
- Software used: ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Article source: Metaforma
Office spaces are often associated with unfriendliness and anonymity. Architects from the Metaforma Group have faced the challenge of designing a space that will not only foster concentration while working, but will also allow you to fully rest during breaks. Acoustics and individually adjusted solutions in surface zoning have become the guiding ideas of the concept.
Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Strażyński
- Architects: Metaforma
- Project: Office space in Poznan
- Location: Poznan, Poland
- Photography: Krzysztof Strażyński
- Software used: ArchiCAD and SketchUp
- Lead Architects: Anna Topolska, Dominik Kolenda
- Other architects: Paulina Wieczorek, Magdalena Sawicka
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 4000 m2
- Completion Year: 2016
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Article source: Zalewski Architecture Group
“GE Customer Experience Center” –an exhibition and conference space at GE Brilliant Factory in Bielsko-Biala.
The main objective of the exhibition space is to present the products of GE grouped in thematic areas (Industrial Area, Commercial Area, Application Area) and at the same time familiarizing viewers with additional information by means of multimedia installations. Various product groups and their issues are presented within a dedicated “islands” – annexes to the general exhibition space. Each area is contains a media kiosk equipped with a high- resolution overhead projector providing a picture on the elliptical walls made of translucent stretched material. The walls shall perform the function of screens on which projections are displayed.
Image Courtesy © Tomasz Zakrzewski / Archifolio
- Architects: Zalewski Architecture Group (Krzysztof Zalewski, Adam Gil)
- Project: GE Customer Experience Center
- Location: Bielsko-Biała, Poland
- Photography: Tomasz Zakrzewski / Archifolio
- Investor: GE Power Controls
- Usable area: approx. 1,000 m2
- Realization time: 2016
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
Article source: BudCud
“We are home at last. Don’t stop, don’t wait. What can you do? Help!” Those words, proclaimed by famous actors and other participants of public life, could be heard from TV sets in the time of the Tadeusz Mazowiecki government. This phrase served as the motto for the 8th edition of the annual Warsaw Under Construction festival organized by the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the Museum of Warsaw with guest curators from Architecture Institute from Cracow.
Image Courtesy © Budcud, Bartosz Stawiarski, Alicja Szulc/Muzeum Warszawy
- Architects: BudCud
- Project: The Polish House
- Location: Warsaw, Poland
- Photography: Budcud, Bartosz Stawiarski, Alicja Szulc/Muzeum Warszawy
- Client: Fundacja Instytut Architektury, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Museum of Warsaw
- Team: Budcud, Mateusz Adamczyk, Agata Woźniczka, Mania Bień, Roksana Patrzałek, Marco Vargas
- Area: 450 sqm
- Year: 2016
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
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
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
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
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