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Office space in Poznan, Poland by Metaforma

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

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GE Customer Experience Center in Bielsko-Biała, Poland by Zalewski Architecture Group

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

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The Polish House in Warsaw, Poland by BudCud

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

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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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