Specifically renovated to coincide with the 200th anniversary of “modern” Łódź this year, with its elegant interiors and beautiful works of art, the palace is like ‘a time machine’, oozing with the splendour of the age.
Design should take into account the historical setting and be environmentally friendly.
Three years in the making, the book by renowned architecture Grzegorz Piątek casts a new spin on the reconstruction of the capital whilst also seeking to celebrate the unsung heroes that helped mould the city we see today.
As the hazards of wind turbines have become clearer, so too has the fightback. Whereas, traditionally-speaking, defunct propeller blades have simply ended up in landfill sites or subjected to high-energy processes such as milling or pyrolysis, recycling firm Anmet and its subsidiary AIRchitecture is adopting a more experimental approach to counter the issue.
Located in Ożarów and created by Warsaw-based firm Xystudio, the 19 twin-bedded rooms – each with ensuite bathroom facilities and views of the countryside – have been purposefully designed to cater for marginalized people, many of whom are elderly and disabled, that have been deemed “too healthy for nursing homes, yet too unhealthy for standard shelters”.
Oskar Zięta took the top award after his construction consisting of 35 bionic steel arches was recognised as a “pioneering contribution” to the “international design landscape.”
Taking into account such pressing factors as climate change and accessibility the awards highlighted some of the capital’s ground-breaking and imaginative designs.
The new-look building comes packed full of the latest technology that sets it a million-miles apart from its predecessor.
Considered one of the most modern in Poland, the nursery design which is built around a green atrium to help bring the outside in, blends modern architecture, nature and community.
Taking the anniversary of Poland regaining independence as their starting point, the architectural team have come up with a visualisation of Piłsudskiego Square which they say combines historical elements with modern technology, art and environmental awareness.