Through the use of natural materials the house is designed so that it is “embedded in the environment”.
One of the most distinctive buildings born of Poland’s communist era, the bus station has become something of a tourist attraction.
The new underground passage will link the Warsaw HUB to a metro station.
Originally designed in 1968 as a modern showcase of Poland’s historic second city, work on the showpiece tower began in 1975 but stopped in 1981 leaving it as a PRL eyesore. Now, the 102.5-metre structure has nearly been completed and finished off with so-called Nordic Royal aluminium sheets to lend it a golden glow on Kraków’s skyline.
Intended to be built in a village in the Bieszczady Mountains in south-eastern Poland, Agnieszka Skwirut’s designs show a building perched on the side of a mountain, far from any major city and surrounded by the mountain’s wild natural beauty.
The Iconic Award is another feather in the cap for Reform Architekt studio.
The Innspace team from the Wrocław University of Technology received the Future Mars Life Competition awards in China for their innovative Ideacity concept for an entire Martian base and their residential Dome project utilizing shape memory materials.
Entitled “It All Begins With One Word. Choose your own”, the experimental structure will become a collection of words, submitted by hundreds of people from all over the world, with words in many languages.
Architects say the main design goal is to make Łód’s Freedom Square “a friendly place for residents and tourists.”
Located in the city of Toruń, the design inspired by the ancient Japanse art of paper-folding has been billed by the architects behind it as a small and cosy space away from everyday life.