In this episode, a tale of how back in the 1960s an intrepid team of Polish architects helped rebuild Skopje – the capital of what is now North Macedonia – after a devastating earthquake.
Designed by the Sergiel architectural studio which specialises in dome-related architecture, the surreal Dali-esque family home will be ready later this year.
In this episode, John Beauchamp speaks to Dr Łukasz Krzywka, a veteran of forty years at Wrocław University’s Institute of Art History, on the restoration of the Aula Leopoldyńska, known as the Leopoldina, a pearl of 18th century baroque art and architecture.
This week, we’re in Warsaw and John Beauchamp has a chat with architect Michał Kempiński about the redesign of Five Corner Square, which is also going to have a sculptural surprise from the same artist who crafted the Warsaw Palm, Joanna Rajkowska.
Regarded as one of the area’s finest architectural jewels, the fate of the palace in Kopice now hangs in the balance with many fearing that if the court’s decision comes too late the remarkable structure could completely collapse.
There’s only one thing which is going through anyone’s mind at the moment and that is of course the terrible attack on Ukraine by Russia.
Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, warned that Russia's recognition of two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine can undermine the international "security architecture."
Striking in its design, the historic Queens Hotel in Leeds has once again become a calling card of the city with a 50 percent surge in bookings following its renovation by Kraków design studio Iliard. Wojciech Witek, Iliard’s chief development officer, said the project began by ‘starting a dialogue with history’.
Located in Lubartów in eastern Poland and completed in 2021, the building was designed to fit into the surrounding rural landscape, combining the traditional form of a windmill with a functional and modern 79 square metre living space set vertically across three above-ground floors, an additional mezzanine and underground section.
The stunning design named "From the Garden House" by Robert Konieczny scooped the title after being handed the prestigious Archello Best of 2021 International Award.