Daniel Libeskind designs photo installation at Auschwitz

Daniel Libeskind has designed an outdoor installation called Through the Lens of Faith in Poland to showcase photographer Caryl Englander’s portraits of Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors. Through the Lens of Faith is a series of three-metre-high steel panels lining a path near the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum in Oświęcim. Libeskind chose the pattern of the vertical panels and the striping […]

Climate-change data turned into colourful towering totems

Designer Alicja Biała and architect Iwo Borkowicz have aimed to capture the realities of climate change with these colourful Totemy towers that serve as multi-storey data visualisations. Installed beneath MVRDV’s Bałtyk tower in Poznań, Poland, each of the six Totemy sculptures is a nine-metre-tall, geometric wooden tower. Each of the totems has been designed to communicates a […]

10 emerging Polish designers at this year’s Łódź Design Festival

Last month’s Łódź Design Festival showed the work of the most promising Polish design talents alongside thematic exhibitions and workshops. Here are ten up-and-coming designers and their projects. ASHka, by Mateusz Mioduszewski Mateusz Mioduszewski is a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where he is studying industrial design. He presented his ASHka […]

BBGK explores potential of prefabrication with red concrete housing block in Poland

The Sprzeczna 4 apartment building in Warsaw, designed by local practice BBGK, is one of the first major prefabricated residential blocks built in Poland since the communist era. Warsaw-based practice BBGK designed Sprzeczna 4 for Budizol – a developer, constructor and producer of reinforced concrete prefabricated elements, which wanted to show the potential for building modular housing using precast concrete. […]

Robert Konieczny folds white concrete road around house in Poland

A winding road of white concrete becomes an integral part of House on the Road by Robert Konieczny‘s studio KWK Promes, for a riverside plot in Poland. The white concrete road runs from the entrance gate to the centre of the plot, where it appears to fold up to create the ceilings, roof, walls and […]

Moving terrace follows the sun at Robert Konieczny’s Quadrant House

This house in Poland by architect Robert Konieczny has an moving outdoor living space that pivots and docks with rooms on either side of the garden. Konieczny’s studio KWK Promes designed Quadrant House to feature a piece of kinetic architecture that tracks the sun’s movement. The Katowice-based office drew on experience from their previous projects, […]

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