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Museum of Polish History in Warsaw, Poland by Zerafa Architecture Studio

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Zerafa Architecture Studio

The challenge of creating a new Museum of Polish History today involves considering the historical relationship between a National identity, collective memory and a culture’s traditions within a modern global context.  The design of the museum and the crafting of a user experience that communicates an essential spirit of Polish Identity and is also meaningful to visitors from around the world represent a universal challenge of our time. We believe the solution lies within the power of history to illuminate, teach and improve relationships through the celebration of ideas and human aspirations. The collective memory of a Nation is quite often defined by those memories enshrined in national monuments and in particular, those not publically memorialized.  The idea of a “collected memory”, one that is inherently fragmented and individual in character in relation to “collective psychology” that represents a group’s common ideas and aspirations is the starting point for our design.


  • Architect: Zerafa Architecture Studio
  • Name of Project: Museum of Polish History
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Design Team: Jason Zerafa, Joaquin Boldrini, Pablo Zamorano, Luis Carmona, Katherine Moya.
  • Associate Architect: Gregory T Waugh AIA
  • Client: Ministry for Culture and Natural Heritage
  • Facility: National History Museum
  • Size: 20,000 sm
  • Status: International Competition Proposal, 20+10+X World Architecture Community Award, 6th cycle, 2010


Lilium Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Zaha Hadid Architect

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect
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Situated at a prominent point with the city centre, Lilium Tower rises as a light, transparent and constantly surprising 260m structure amongst a cluster of distinctive tall buildings – achieving distinction both through its unique silhouette, and the application of a progressive low-energy strategy to meet extremes in local climate. Lilium Tower rises in a central Warsaw location, adjacent to the Marriott Tower and opposite the central train station.

Lilium Tower

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect
  • Project: Lilium Tower
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Completion Date: 2007 – 2012
  • Project Area: 130000m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Markus Planteu
  • Competition Team: Thomas Mathoy, Sophia Razzaque, Naomi Fritz, Daniel Widrig, Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Dennis Brezina, Seda Zirek
  • Structural / Services: ARUP
  • Feasibility Estimate: Davis Langdon


The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland by Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki with APA Kuryłowicz & Associates

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Article source: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki with APA Kuryłowicz & Associates

An international architectural competition for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews was organized in spring 2005. The first discussions regarding the plan to build such a museum had taken place ten years earlier. During those years it had become clear that there is a need for a dedicated museum as public interest towards Jewish history and culture had increased.


  • Architects: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki with APA Kuryłowicz & Associates
  • Name of Project: The Museum of the History of Polish Jews
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Principal Architects: Rainer Mahlamäki with team Riitta Id, Maritta Kukkonen, Miguel Silva, Jukka Savolainen, Markus Wikar and Mirja Sillanpää in Finland and team Paweł Grodzicki (project leader), Marcin Ferenc, Michal Gratkowski and Tomasz Kopeć in Poland
  • Client: The City of Warsaw and Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland
  • Structural Engineering: Arbo projekt, Warsaw


Fiu Fiu concept store in Warsaw, Poland by Mateusz Adamczyk & Marcin Kwietowicz

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Article source: Mateusz Adamczyk

Young architects dream about designing and building big houses. However, the reality is quite the opposite – they work on small scale commissions. FiuFiu boutique is one of those petite spaces and its concept is based on yearning for making homes even of papermache.

Image Courtesy Jan Smaga

  • Architects: Mateusz Adamczyk & Marcin Kwietowicz
  • Project: Fiu Fiu concept store
  • Location: Koszykowa Street, Warsaw, Poland
  • Client: Fiu Fiu Concept Magdalena WoΠosz
  • Photography: Jan Smaga
  • Total floor area: 31 m2
  • Usable floor area: 28 m2
  • Volume: 105 m3
  • Design: 2011
  • Construction: 2011
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp Pro. Also a lot of paper models.


Zlota 44 in Warsaw, Poland by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Representing a new direction for high-rise residential living in Poland, Zlota 44 creates a unique skyline in Warsaw.  Shaped and inspired by Warsaw’s history, this soaring 251 unit building is scheduled to be completed in 2013.  To complete this project, SDL is working with the Orco Property Group.

Images Courtesy Aldinger & Wolf

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: Zlota 44
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Commission: 2005
  • Completion: 2013
  • Client: Orco Property Group
  • Photo Credits: ©Aldinger & Wolf, ©SDL, ©Orco Properties


The house on the tree in Warsaw, Poland by Beata Konarska & Pawel Konarski / KONARSKA-KONARSKI

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

‘The house on the tree’  (Dom na Drzewie) – an installation in a public space by Beata Konarska & Pawel Konarski / KONARSKA-KONARSKI

The installation ‘The house on the tree’  is located in the green part of central Warsaw- the Powisle district, at the University of Warsaw Library. There are two parts of this installation: first – a house placed on one of the Library garden’s trees, and the second – a house hanging in the space of the Library’s main hall. The aim of the project is to initiate social dialogue about sustainable development.


Exterior View


Mokotów Housing Estate Residences in Warsaw, Poland by DCK

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

DCK Sent us these images for this project. We are still waiting for a full project description but we decided to share these images with our audience now anyway.

Housing Estate Residences in Warsaw

  • Architects: DCK
  • Location: WARSAW, POLAND
  • Area: 22000 M2 (USABLE)


Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Hall in Warsaw, Poland by Atelier Thomas Pucher

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The Sinfonia Varsovia Garden – to become a cultural centre for music lovers – a place of meeting and experience exchange between professionals or public recipients. It holds multiple possibilities for musical activities and performances.

Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Hall

  • Architects: Atelier Thomas Pucher
  • Project: Sinfonia Varsovia Concert Hall
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Acoustical Engineering: BBM MÜLLER
  • Structural Engineering: PETER MANDL structural engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering: KCE mechanical Engineers
  • Green Building Certification: GOBLI BAUENGINEERING
  • Client: Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra in Warsaw
  • Construction sum: € 110 million
  • Competition: 2010, 1st prize in open international competition
  • Status: Completion 2016



Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The main idea of the project was to design an optimal land use compatible with the investor’s programme and the conditions of land building scheme. The plot is very small ca.600m2 with the entrance from the south,so with common parts we are opening to the south and west. Additionally from the South I withdraw elevation on the ground floor, creating a terrace with arcades thus it fell back farther from the street. I wanted to make this house very simple in plan and form, referring to the classic house. By using precious linings of brick with concrete, wood for warming the perception,titanium-zinc sheet as well as large glazed five-meter I created the impression of modern structure in a classic shape. For a breakdown of the length of the roof I used a one bay on each side what additionally ameliorate the block and create a more usable space in the attic.

Night View

  • NAME OF PROJECT: House in Warsaw
  • PLOT AREA: 560m2
  • PROJECT AREA: 156m2
  • EFECTIVE AREA: 226m2
  • PROJECT YAER: 2007


Safe House in Warsaw, Poland by KWK Promes

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Article source: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny

The clients’ top priority was to gain the feeling of maximum security in their future house, which determined the building’s outlook and performance. The house took the form of a cuboid in which parts of the exterior walls are movable. When the house opens up to the garden, eastern and western side walls move towards the exterior fence creating a courtyard. After crossing the gate one has to wait in this safety zone before being let inside the house. In the same time, there is no risk of children escaping to the street area in an uncontrolled way while playing in the garden.

Front View of Safe House

  • Architect: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny
  • Name of Project: Safe House
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Collaboration: Marcin Jojko, Łukasz Zadrzyński
  • Interior Design: Magdalena Radałowicz – Zadrzyńska
  • Site Area: 2500 m2
  • Usable Floor Area: 567m2
  • Volume: 1719m3
  • Design: 2004-2005
  • Construction: 2005-2009


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