As concern heightens over the future, no longer are fallout shelters being seen as the domain of eccentric survivalists or paranoid billionaires. Vastly varying in size and cost, what was once a niche market has seen an explosion in both interest and innovation.
Jim Parton converted the 700-year-old building into a family home for their six children, a place to stay for tourists wanting that little bit extra and also the improbable location of an international rugby festival.
A government draft published on Monday announced the introduction of a one-off carbon allowance to households where coal is the main source of heating.
Put on the market in 2021 for €790,000, the picturesque mansion in Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse 35 km from Paris, will now be renovated and turned into a base for the House of Sisterhood aimed at uniting Ukrainian and Polish women in their efforts to help women and children fleeing war.
Over 105,000 Polish households were still without electricity on Sunday night due to strong winds sweeping across the country, the Government Security Centre (RCB) has reported.
Described by some as “micro works of art”, four models have so far debuted in a string of unexpected locations around the town centre. But unlike the more famous trail of gnomes in Wrocław, this one has seen the pint-sized heroes set inside miniature display cases depicting intricate scenes relating to daily life.
Voted on at this year’s Global Architecture & Design Awards, the property designed by BXB Studio Bogusław Barnaś was chosen for its striking features include a glorious exterior in tune with its surroundings.
Over 62 percent of Poles are planning a vacation this summer, with 75 percent of them intending to have a holiday in Poland, according to a survey by the IMAS International pollster.
Notable for hosting Polish émigrés including Jan Karski, Witold Gombrowicz and Czesław Miłosz, the house which belonged to General Władysław Sikorski’s secretary Walentyna Janta-Połczyńska, has been highlighted as a place of cultural significance by a local heritage society who want it included on the official register of monuments.
Designed by eco-friendly Kraków-based Ekotektura, the cluster of small, 55-m2 homes to be built in Silesia in south-west Poland will be the first of its kind in the country to offer an ‘adults only’ estate.