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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Showroom „Euforma” is located in Warsaw, Poland- in a building from 1951 year.
High interiors and windows in the main room are associated with post-industrial climate and we used this fact in a project. The whole showroom space (150m2) consists four exhibition rooms – first one is the largest, next three are smaller. The first is a main exhibition with open exposure of furniture, lamps and accessories, including a separate place to work architect with customers.
In the center of Prague \”Koneser\” and revitalized the Warsaw Vodka Factory has a new office \”Stowarzyszenie Monopol Warszawski\”. In the heart of Old Prague in Warsaw, in the former Mint, a project combining tradition, history and art. For the design of reconstruction and interior design corresponds studio Manuttone Barbara Kowzan.
The idea behind the project was the creation of the Centre of Administration as the complex of buildings that are a symbolic gateway to Wielka Wies village. Moreover we wanted to create the first public space in the whole village – a space designed for residents, visitors, tourists, adults and children.