Particularly notable is the grand elevation of the main building. In the lower section, the granite plinth has been cleaned and in the upper section, a wooden cladding, characteristic of the Polish highland style of the region, has been laid. Between these two sections, a light coloured grooved plaster has been added.
According to designer Agnieszka Białek’s website: “The concept uses new technologies and methods of creation and design. “The creative process was guided by ecological values, especially the limitation of degradation of natural ecosystems, allowing the coexistence of nature and architecture.
The seven-storey, 52-room Breath-In Hotel aims to mimic the dimensions and silhouettes of the town’s historic architecture whilst harnessing the latest eco-minded technology and solutions.
The project, which beat off competition from over 75 other international nominees including Axel Springer’s Berlin campus, Le Monde’s Paris HQ and the Summers Office Building in Buenos Aires, was chosen after nearly 200,000 votes were cast in a public poll organized by prestigious platform ArchDaily.
The energy that initially seduced me is still there, and if anything has grown all the stronger. Manifesting itself in a raft of top eateries and alternative hangouts, these have been ably complimented by a slew of modern attractions that range from the compelling Emigration Museum to a funicular cable car with vertiginous views of all that’s around.
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Situated in the town of Lubomierz in Lower Silesia, the project has now been cited by design bible White Mad as a standout example of innovation.
Decorating the façade of the former Saturn factory in Warsaw’s Wawer district, the work by Domicella Bożekowska and commissioned in 1965 was intended to “introduce contemporary art beyond art galleries, as well as to raise the cultural knowledge of the so-called working class.”
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The fragments offer precious examples of the capital’s architecture over the centuries through details from door handles to tiles.