Seemingly randomly scattered, Kraków-based architecture studio BXB studio Bogusław Barnaś sought to define the barns through their surrounding landscape, the position of the sun and the end function of the building.
In this episode of The Debrief, we take a look at urban and rural spaces in Poland, and how a foundation is aiming to change the way we think about architecture.
Situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains on a picturesque clearing near Giewont, the seven 80sqm houses were inspired by traditional shepherd's huts.
Standing at 310 metres and eclipsing the Palace of Culture and Science by 73 metres, the Varso Tower has 16 trees planted on a 206-metre-high terrace, public viewing terraces, restaurant and bar, and 70,000 sqm of class-A workspace on 53 floors.
Awarded only to those places deemed to have a “supra-regional significance, and high historical and artistic values”, the distinction was handed out to: “preserve a building which is an exceptional example of the public architecture of the inter-war period and a symbol of the martyrdom of the Polish nation”.
Featuring a subterranean dance floor for jazz fans, a cocktail bar, international press, and a first floor terrace that would allow guests to enjoy the summer breeze blowing in from the riverfront, it became a place of legend, with its sumptuous marble and chrome interiors attracting the city’s A-list.
Skanska, a real estate and construction group, has sold an office building in Warsaw for EUR 285 million, the largest sale in the office sector in Central Europe in 2021.
Created by Aleksandra Stępień-Dąbrowska, Alicja Gzowska and photographer Maciej Leszczełowski from ARCHIwum Warszawy lat 90, the map offers an inventory of over 380 buildings.
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.
Designed to look like a page of advertisements in a newspaper, with individual boxes advertising different food places around the capital, the mural from Good Looking Studio takes up the whole side of a building.