The most visible legacy of Communist rule, the grand and often eye-catching buildings have become a source of heated debate in Poland with critics condemning them as an ugly and unwanted reminder of a past best forgotten. Defenders stress their architectural merits and argue that the buildings are now part of the national heritage. — economist.com
Bartłomiej Gowin and Krzysztof Siuta of Krakow-based GowinSiuta Studio were the first-prize winners of the 2013 Changing The Face competition. Architects were invited to send their proposals to redesign central Warsaw's Rotunda, a landmark and popular meeting space that houses Central Europe's largest bank, PKO Bank Polski. — bustler.net
"Ribbon of Memory" by Vienna-based team CSA is currently being built into a memorial dedicated to Polish World War II resistance fighters in Krakow, Poland. CSA's proposal was the winning entry for the international competition held in June 2013 by the World Association of Polish AK veterans.
The memorial celebrated its groundbreaking on Sept. 27, and completion is expected in 2014. — bustler.net
A team consisting of Mecanoo, Michael van Gessel, DELVA Landscape Architects and Jojko Nawrocki Architekci has been selected to design the new Garden of the 21st Century with integrated exhibition pavilion at the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland. [...]
Mecanoo will be planning the exhibition pavilion, while Michael van Gessel and DELVA Landscape Architects are in charge of the garden design. — bustler.net
The historic Targ Węglowy Square in Gdańsk, Poland was merely an empty lot before the Gdyby Group (whose name translates to "What if?") in collaboration with City Culture Institute proposed a new public space to revive it.
Back in early September, the group installed the numerous cubic box furnishings throughout the lot, where visitors of any age can play, socialize, and relax. Gdyby then gathered public feedback on the project and held an open public discussion about the Square's future. — bustler.net
Marcin Urbanek, Piotr Michalewicz, and Łukasz Mieszkowski of Warsaw, Poland recently received the first prize for the international Sobibór Museum-Memorial competition executed by Dr. Tomasz Kranz on behalf of the State Museum at Majdanek. The competition is part of a multi-stage international project to build a memorial museum in Sobibór, the site of a former Nazi-German extermination camp and a mass grave for the camp's victims. — bustler.net
Three winners have been selected for the New Vision of the Loft 2 competition, held by Polish roof window manufacturer FAKRO in cooperation with A10 New European Architecture magazine. [...]
Entrants were challenged to create a new type of loft space through the inventive use of light and space. Other design requirements included highly energy-efficient technology and using at least 10 FAKRO windows or other products. — bustler.net
Scientists and engineers from the Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology at Gdansk University in Poland have teamed up with other Polish scientific and R&D institutions to come up with a landmark underwater hotel.
The Water Discus Underwater Hotel, as it is called, may not be the first but plans for the Dubai venue call for the biggest site of its kind. — DesignBuild Source
The narrowest building in Poland, and possibly the narrowest in Europe, is the brainchild of Israeli writer Edgar Keret. It was conceived as a memorial to his parents' family, who died in Warsaw during the World War II Holocaust.
The house was actually squeezed in-between two existing central Warsaw residential buildings on the edge of the former Warsaw Ghetto.
Polish architect Jakub Szczesny designed the weird construction, which is still a real house with all the necessary facilities. — rt.com
People walk out of an upside down house, built by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozanski, in the western Austrian village of Terfens May 5, 2012. The project is meant to serve as a new tourist attraction in the area, and is now open for public viewing. Picture taken May 5, 2012. — buzzfeed.com
Warsaw, Poland-based studios Super Super (Hanna Kokczyńska, Jacek Majewski) and Inside/Outside (Agnieszka Kuczyńska) have shared with us their latest collaboration project, a temporary Pop-up shop for an independent clothing brand Zuo corp. The project was planned initially for the...
An exhibition of young polish architecture 'Avant-garde of tomorrow?' will inaugurate the opening of Centre for Architecture and Design in Łódź / Poland on the 7th of October. The exhibition gathers 14 of most promising polish designers and "puts focus on individual design...
An alley between an old tenement block and a tower block in Warsaw, Poland, will be the location for the skinniest house in the world.
The four-storey home will have a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen, stretching back nearly 40ft, but instead of the traditional staircase, each floor will be accessed by a ladder.
It will take over from the world's current official narrowest house, The Wedge, on the island of Great Cumbrae. — dailymail.co.uk
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