Posts tagged as 'Poland'

'Porcelain' by Thibaut Godard has won the main award in the 'make me!' contest

Thibaut Godard is a young French designer and recent l’École de Design Nantes Atlantique graduate who earlier today has been awarded the first prize in the fourth edition ‘make me!’ contest at Poland’s Lodz Design Festival. Called ‘Porcelain’, Godard’s winning project consist of nine simple phials or phial-like wine bottles made of milky-white porcelain, elegantly packaged in equally minimalist box. Organised by Lodz Art Center, the competition was open to any young designer who at the time of entering the contest was not younger than 20 and not older than 30 years old. (more…)

Fri 12.8.

‘Cloud’ table by Lorens (PL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 12.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Cloud' table by Lorens

Anna and Marek Lorens, the duo behind their namesake Warsaw-based architectural and design practice Lorens have recently realised this modular table whose unusual structure – as well as the colour – reminded us of that of a honeycomb. Composed from a number of hexagonal elements, the multifunctional table can either be used as a desk within an office environment or as an (undoubtedly decorative) element of a living room. (more…)

SOF Park Inn Hotel Complex by J. Mayer H.

SOF Park Inn Hotel, photo by Jakub Kaczmarczyk

October 8th 2009 marks the opening of SOF, the new Hotel Park Inn, Krakow, Poland designed by J. MAYER H. architects in collaboration with GD&K Consulting Sp. z o.o. and OVOTZ Design LAB.

SOF Park Inn Hotel by J. Mayer H.

SOF Park Inn Hotel, photo by Jakub Kaczmarczyk

“The hotel is being constructed in the city centre, at the intersection of important transport routes. The hotel is located in the vicinity of the planned Congress Centre as well as near to the Wawel Castel and the histrorical Jewish district. It offers splendid views onto the old city centre. The new porperty is characterized by clear horizontal line, picking out the panorama-view as a central theme. The Facade is emphasized by black and white aluminium stripes, seperated by dark glass windows.”

SOF Park Inn Hotel Krakow / Poland

SOF Park Inn Hotel Krakow / Poland, photo by Jakub Kaczmarczyk

SOF Park Inn Hotel Krakow / Poland

SOF Park Inn Hotel Krakow / Poland, photo by Jakub Kaczmarczyk

SOF Park Inn Hotel Krakow / Poland

SOF Park Inn Hotel Krakow / Poland, photo by Jakub Kaczmarczyk

Client: GD&K Consulting Sp. z o.oSOF Debniki Development Sp. z o.o.. (UBM + GD&K Group)

Project Date: 2005-09

Architects: J. MAYER H., GD&K Consulting Sp. z o.o., OVOTZ Design LAB

Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., MarcusBlum, Jan-Christoph Stockebrand, Wojciech Witek, Magdalena Skoplak-Seweryn, Jakub Kaczmarczyk

Photographer: Jakub Kaczmarczyk, Ovotz design Lab, www.ovotz.pl

to the J. Mayer H. website

North House South by formodesign

North House South by Le 2 Workshop

Our friends from Le 2 Workshop recently sent us their new draft for a single family house. The combination of a traditional pitched roofed and a minimalist modern house is located on a difficult north-south oriented site.

'North House South' by formodesign

‘North House South’ by Le 2 Workshop

“‘N house S’ is open in both directions and makes it possible to see each part of the site from the opposite side. On the other hand the living room is hidden from the view of the neighbour sites.

The white parts are designed as rooms for parents and children and are open in the direction of the existing trees. Under the raised bedroom a parking „breezeway” is located.

Two separate terraces are connected by the living room and are in fact an extesion of the houses daily space. Some trees are located directy in the terraces and are the natural sun-shading “system”.”

'North House South' by formodesign

‘North House South’ by Le 2 Workshop

Inside

Inside

to the Le 2 Workshop website

 

Tue 1.9.

‘House On The Water’ by Le 2 Workshop (PL)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 01.09.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

'House on the Water' by formodesign

‘House on the Water’ by by Le 2 Workshop

The two Polish architects Jedrzej Lewandowski and Lukasz Skirzynski of Le 2 Workshop recently presented their proposal for a ‘House on the Water’. The extraordinary design of the self-sufficient two familiy house was a result of research on yacht architecture. “The core is made of concrete and combined with steel cantilever structures. The foundation for the house is a concrete counterweight foot stabilised with the sea bed pile system”, the architects explain.

Cantilever steel structure

Cantilever steel structure

Here some explanations of the architects:

“The white look is achieved by the use of Corian. The floating deck, which rises with the water level thanks to the railing installed in the core structure, leads to the stairway. The top deck is available for the residents as well.

Eco-friendly features like the water desalination, energy accumulation, ventilation methods, water recycling, heat and energy consumption, tidal and solar energy systems are all there. The ‘House on the Water’ was designed to be sustainable. It is not only the installations, but it’s form and sun orientation. Vertical lines on the facade are the rails for computer driven shading system.”

'House on the Water' by formodesign

‘House on the Water’ by Le 2 Workshop

Inside the 'House on the Water'

Inside the ‘House on the Water’

Insipred by yacht architecture

Inspired by yacht architecture

to the Le 2 Workshop website

"Connector" for Architecture and Engineering buildings at Technical University of Lodz by formodesign

“Connector” for Architecture and Engineering buildings at Technical University of Lodz by Le 2 Workshop

The young Polish practice formodesign – founded in 2004 – designed this connection between the Architecture and Engineering building of the Technical University in Lodz.

“The challenge was to pay respect to rules dominating the existing buildings, as they were designed by well known Polish architect Boleslaw Kardaszewski (one of the University’s leading professors)”, the architects say. According to this the design is based on the existing module of 3,3m as the base dimension.

Extension of the University of Lodz

Extension of the University of Lodz

Here is what the architects say:

 

“Some factors we had to take in consideration:

- the need for fire-safety drive

- only 1st floor was available at the Architecture Department (the tall one)

- need for an elevator

- need for a small workshop on the ground floor

- both departments are situated next to a park on the side of the connector

- connect Architecture 1st floor with Engineering 2nd and 3rd floors

 

We designed a 2 storey main form which is flat-closed with a classrom on each floor. The staircase and elevator are incorporated into the construction supporting system.

The corridors, with an open view on the park, are used for exposition of student works – for educational reasons we wanted to let the students of both departments use the same expo space!

Under the main connector, on the 1st floor level, we proposed a space which connects the new and old buildings and would be used for exibitions that need to be lit only by artificial light. As this space would be mainly used for communication there is an outer garden available.

The ground level glass box hides the construction supporting columns and is used as the students’ (workshop) space with a view on the park.”

Extension by formodesign

Extension by fLe 2 Workshop

"With respect to the existing buildings, which were designed by the well known Polish architect Boleslaw Kardaszewski

With respect to the existing buildings, which were designed by the well known Polish architect Boleslaw Kardaszewski

to the Le 2 Workshop website

Thu 14.5.

‘FIDU Bench’ by Oskar Zieta at DMY Berlin

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 14.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'FIDU Bench' by Oskar Zieta

'FIDU Bench' by Oskar Zieta

With his charming ‘Plopp’ stool the Polish architect presented the innovative technology of inflatable metal structures to the design scene.

“In future we want above all to design objects which are inflated but don’t look as if they have been inflated” Oskar Zieta said. With the very precise and smooth looking ‘FIDU Bench’ he came one step closer to this aim.

You can see Oskar Zieta´s work at this year´s DMY Festival in Berlin at the DMY Allstars exhibition.

'FIDU Bench' by Oskar Zieta

'FIDU Bench' by Oskar Zieta

to the Oskar Zieta interview @ Architonic

to the DMY Berlin website

Wed 15.4.

Fire Coffee by Arik Levy for Planika

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 15.04.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

A combination of coffee table and fire place

A combination of coffee table and fire place

The new fire inspirations by Arik Levy for the Polish manufacturer Planika Fires is a range of coffee tables combined with small fire places. The wire frame made of powder-coated steel supports the table top and the fire surround made of reinforced glass together with an integrated fuel container which enables the fire to burn for a period of up to two hours. ‘Fire Coffee’ is suitable for use both indoors and outdoors and is available with a black or white frame. This is not the first time that Planika Fires has cooperated with prominent designers – last year’s collection was designed by Christophe Pilet.

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