VIDEO: Combining the most intelligent, ecological and innovative technologies available, the house on the outskirts of Kraków is set to become one of Poland’s most ecological residences whilst simultaneously incorporating aspects of local myth and history into its design.
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.
Located in the Mazury region, the architect worked with a simple brief: to design a property that would maximise the lakeside views whilst also referencing the local architecture typical of the area.
Throw a dart at a map and the chances are it will land on a town that has been perverted by concrete: Leżajsk, Parczew, Wągrowiec, Końskowola, Skawina, Bartoszyce, Skierniewice – the list of shame could fill a phone book. But, are things slowly changing?
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.
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.
Located in the heart of Warsaw, the new benches have a striking simplicity, consisting of a row of smooth wooden slats supported by a frame, with no back or armrests.
Described as one of Warsaw’s greatest heroes, Jan Zachwatowicz’s defining project has previously been inducted onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List.