Adam’s Apples by mode:lina architekci

Jabłka Adama (Adam’s Apples) is a new store with Apple computers in Poznań. Its young owners wanted to build fresh, interesting appearance for his business, that’s why they picked designers of mode:lina architecture studio to create the interior design. Branding for Jabłka Adama was created from scratch by MINIMA.

Architects were inspired by wisely invented name of the store – combination of apples from Apple company and a name of the owner – Adam. Main theme of this interior became apple fruits and everything that goes with them.

Typical exposing table was exchanged for a stall on wheels, built with wooden frames. Similar to the stall, a customer service point was designed – it’s a simple, big wooden box. Wooden boxes, usually used for selling fruits, this time, they went on to store’s walls as an exposition of accessories.

As paper bags are usually used as a package for apples, architects came up with an idea to reuse them and apply on store walls. Duplicated and superimposed, they create an outstanding yet raw and eco detail.

Along huge windows, designers placed long, comfortable bench with pillows that makes interior more cosy and provides more comfy time while shopping.

project: Jabłka Adama (eng. Adam’s Apples) – Apple computer store
design: mode:lina architekci architecture studio (Paweł Garus & Jerzy Woźniak)
project team: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin
completion: April 2013 / Kwiecień 2013
location: Poznań
area: 60 m2
photos: Marcin Ratajczak
branding: MINIMA

source: modelina-architekci.com

Gdynia Port Pilot Station by NANU architecture

Gdynia and its Port is well known for its modernism buildings from the thirties of the twentieth century. Whole city was designed and developed from scratch just in 10 years. In the early thirties on a plot at Chrzanowskiego Street a House of Pilots was developed. From that time the surrounding plots has not been built until modern times. In 2011 we were asked to design a modern pilot station on a plot just opposite the historical House of Pilots. Main challenge was to create a contemporary response in the demanding environment of historic buildings.

The result is a simple white box form with large, different size openings randomly positioned on elevations. Natural choice of materials due to the site context. White plaster refers to the surrounding modernism. Copper window treatment, copper mesh and panels referes to colors of the port facilities. Program includes an office spaces, bedrooms for pilots, gym, workshop/garage and utility rooms.

Architects: NANU architecture
Location: Poland
Design Team: Maciej Nagórski, Marcin Długi
Area: 993 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Magdalena Ubysz

source: nanu.com.pl

PGE GiEk ConcernHeadquarters by FAAB Architektura

The building is located in the center of Poland in the town of Belchatów (60 000 inhabitants). The office building is the headquarters of PGE GiEK Concern – the largest energy producer in Poland (40% of the Polish overall electricity volume). Distinguished in the company scope is the quarry in Belchatów, one of the largest opencast lignite quarries in Europe (35 million ton of raw material yearly). One of the PGE electric power plants – also in Belchatów- isnoteworthy: producing yearly an estimated 31 trillion watt-hours (Wh) of electric energy.

The office building location is not accidental. Settled on the fringe of a housing district, with 6 000 inhabitants, it is the first element of the local service center and at once shapes the frontage of the new city plaza. A portion of the office employees, residing in the nearby area, resigned from the everyday use of private or public transportation. In a very undeniable manner, this aids in the reduction of pollution.

Within the building, apart from a wide range of office space dedicated for 230 employees, lies a cluster of conference rooms, a staff canteen/lounge and a center for the digitization of paper documents.

The form of the building was, in part, inspired by the scope of the PGE GiEK Capital Group.
Mining lignite is represented in the ground level areas, finished with rusty black slate. Production and transmission of electrical energy reflected in the upper levels: electric transmission cables characterized with black cement composite panels and electric energy (glass) running in between. The building is endowed with an atypical structural framework – upper floors are supported by a multilevel, irregular steel truss weighing 160 000 kilograms. Its implementation is a result of formal inspiration taken from mechanisms encountered in the extractive and production industries. While its dynamism recalls the movement of particles creating electric energy.

Light, specifically access to natural light, is the dominating element in the interior design for the building. An overwhelming majority of interior space is lit by natural light. This includes staircases, corridors, conference rooms as well as traditionally artificially lit areas such as print/copy rooms, employee lunch-break rooms and toilets. Close to 92% of the interior space has access to natural light, making it difficult to overestimate the quality of the office work space. The building is equipped with twilight sensor fixtures which adjust the luminosity of the artificial light to that of the natural light. This has enormous impact during morning and evening hours as well as on overcast days. Exceptional access to natural light and the use of twilight sensor fixtures result in lower electric energy consumption.

Within the framework of the project lies a recreational area for employees, including a terraced square on the ground floor and open garden terrace on level one. These features ensure the users the possibility of rest and relaxation during often very long work days. It is worth to add that the water reservoir (comprising an element of the square) is treated with the aid of a technology using minimal amounts of chemicals and has properties similar to that of natural, clean lake water. Landscaped elements are irrigated with rain water collected from the building roof, surface parking and sidewalks, to a special underground water storage tank.

The building belongs to the group of projects in which we tried in an intelligent manner to join “low-tech” and “high-tech” with the widest possible ecological solutions.
The building is a pioneer in new urban tendencies – thanks to its location – it reduces the carbon footprint by minimizing the need for private and/or public transport to and from work daily. Many employees walk to work or ride their bicycles.

In the project scope laysthe first in Poland artificial water reservoir, whichdue to a special technology (based on the minimal chemical treatment) has the properties similar to that of natural, clean lake water.

The building was granted permit for use in May 2013.

Name: PGE GiEk ConcernHeadquarters
Category: Office Building
address: Poland, Lodz province, Belchatów County, 5 Węglowa Street, Belchatów
buildingfootprint area: 1,770.0 m2
total area: 8,300.0 m2
volume: 31,120.0 m2
site area: 11,779.0 m2
Project documentation: 2010-2011
Construction: 2011-2013
type of commission: 1st place in closed competition

Architecture and coordination: FAAB Architektura Adam Białobrzeski| Adam Figurski
Architects: Adam Białobrzeski, Adam Figurski, Maria Messina; collaborator: Paulina Filas
Construction: KBiI
Sanitary systems engineer: Sinap
Electrical systems engineer: Bema-projekt
Skylight structural engineer: EsoxProjekt
Landscape architect: OgrodyDankiewicz
Acoustics: Fabryka Ciszy
Photography: Bartłomiej Senkowski

source: faab.pl

Szmaciarnia by Karina Wiciak

“Szmaciarnia” is the twelfth project of the collection “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.”Szmaciarnia” (which in Polish means “rag-house”) is the latest project from the collection of “XII”.

This is the interior gently referring to the “Szwalnia” project, but the architecture of interior is created by the cloth alone, and actually by the patchwork.

If you can create the interior with the old board (“Papiernia”), or with scribbled paper sheets (“Ubojnia”), you can also use old cloths, clumsily stitched with thick thread.

After all, “Szmaciarnia” is not a tribute to the idea of recycling, but a proof that the elegant interior may be created not just with popular glass or metal.

The rough texture of the fabric does not need to be associated with cheapness and mediocrity, and the possibilities of its application are still endless.

The “Szmaciarnia” project also includes:
– armchair “zszyty” (which in Polish means “stitched”)
– hooker chair “zszyty”
– chandelier “szmatka” (which in Polish means “cloth”)
– sink “zszyta”
– toilet bowl “zszyta”

About the collection “XII” (entirely designed by Karina Wiciak).

The collection “XII” will consist of 12 thematic interior designs, together with furniture and fittings, which in each part will be interconnected, not only in terms of style, but also by name. Each subsequent design will be created within one month, and the entire collection will take one year to create.

Here, visualization is to constitute more than a design, which is thrown away after implementation of the interior design, but mainly an image, which has a deeper meaning and can function individually.

These will not be interiors made to a specific order, but designs based on the author’s fantasy and his fascinations of various sorts. It will be possible to order a specific interior design in the form of adaptation of the selected part of the collection, on the basis of exclusivity.

The author’s assumption was not to create trite, fashionable interiors, but non-standard places, full of symbols and metaphors, at the borderline between architecture and scenography.

Due to their nature, these are mostly commercial interiors, intended for use and reception by a larger group of people. Yet, it was not supposed to be an art gallery, in which art is merely watched, but places in which it could be put into use and to do virtually everything – depending on the purpose and function of the premises.

The author of the collection did not strive to artificially ascribe ideology to random ideas, but rather to make the entire design readable and coherent, and at the same time to design every item specifically for the given interior.

source: wamhouse.com

Beam&Block House by mode:lina architekci

„We assume that less is more”
With this concept, clients came to mode:lina office. With concept and 140 sq meter of house interior, which
was meant to be designed due to their own ideas.

„The less door, the better interior is – we want space as big as possible! But we need a lot of storage space
as well.”

According to this expectations architects decided to arrange hall space with few clever solutions. At first, they used space under stairs. Usually empty place, here is filled with really spacious storage – there’s even a dog house!
Moreover, sliding doors don’t take so much place and their mirror surface enlarges the space.

„During working days our breakfast is ultra fast (She doesn’t eat anything, he eats while leaving house). We
celebrate weekend meals, that’s why we need a big dining table.”

An island was a dream for the kitchen area – it’s perfect for owners’ quick meals. For these leisure ones, there is a big dining table.
This centre of a house is marked with white frame, which continues in livingroom.

„We don’t want the whole room to be about TV. We have some books, some albums also, it would be nice to
expose them. Fireplace same as TV – we want it but it should be discreet.”

Living room space was once again dictated with minimalistic attitude. Television and fireplace are hidden with walls’ dark color, which is surrounded with white frame.
Scandinavian style, clients’ favourite, was reached by materials – raw concrete and wood. It’s suplemented
with white and dark grey shades with ubiquitous energetic yellow color. Art appears in this interior in paintings and designer furnitures and accessories.

(She) „I like having my wardrobe in the bedroom. (It has to be really big!). We usually wake up at the same
time, if not, my rummaging doesn’t disturb him anyway.

Bedroom is connected with wardrobe. Again, raw materials and gray shades are combined with
energetic yellow color, similar to the groundfloor.

project: Beam&Block House
design: mode:lina architekci (Paweł Garus & Jerzy Woźniak)
project team: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin
completion: kwiecień / April 2013
area: 140 m2
photos: Marcin Ratajczak

source: modelina-architekci.com

House on the line of the horizon by KMA

A house which is on the borderline. On the verge. On the line of the horizon. It is a white, horizontal hyphen between the blue and the greenery.

It is a suburban, detached villa with an intriguing contour and perfectly white, smooth walls. The edges of the roof were outlined with a robust line and three parts of the building readjusted one against another were optically connected in one. Huge glazing added some lightness to a compact mass and enabled the sunlight to permeate the interiors.

The axe which organizes the plan of the whole building is an open and bright space of the living room and dining room. The latter can be extended for the floor surface of the terrace only by parting the panoramic windows. Partly glazed corridor leads to four bedrooms. At the end of this passage there is a swimming pool. Its enormous sliding windows guarantee sufficient amount of sunlight and provide a picturesque view over the garden. And in summer these two spaces fully merge.

A piece of an unusual world has been created in the suburbs of Wrocław. It is full of light and effortless elegance. A precise contour of the building has become an inherent part of the horizon. Glass panes, dazzling whiteness of walls and smoothness of the concrete have perfectly complemented the landscape.
Having avoided any ostentation it was possible to create a space which is modern, which emanates peace and harmony and discreet charm of luxury.

Location: near Wrocław, Poland
Architects: KMA Kabarowski Misiura Architekci (Łukasz Kabarowski, Anna Misiura, Katarzyna Solarczyk)
Usable floor space: 610 square meters
Carried out: 2011-2013
Photographs: Krzysztof Smyk

source: k-m-a.pl

Skyfall House by BXBstudio

This Project is the final result of the evolution of the Skyfall House. Modifications of the project has to minimize the size of the building, its costs, amount of glazing and the energy consumption.
The house was designed to meet all customer expectations, balancing between the defined needs as functionality and the undefined dreams of theatrical vision of the house as the impressive fortress.

The house was designed on a very small plot, which significantly reduces the freedom to create architectural form. The house is pushed up to the road and to the borders of the neighbouring land to generate the biggest possible area of a garden to the south side. The size of the garden is multiplied by the terrace on the 1st floor and the green roof on top. All 3 levels – garden, roof terrace and roof garden are freely connected with communication in the central part of the house.

The house was divided into functional zones. As well north and the south facade was treated in the different way. South side, adjacent to the garden, was design to be more open with day zone and office space. North side of the house that is adjacent to the road was designed to place garage, technical rooms and kitchen.
South side of the building was designed to protect the building against overheating in the summer time.

Project: BXBstudio Bogusław Barnaś
Team: Bogusław Barnaś, Elena Casado Castrillo, Giulia Berloco
Cooperation: Dominika Ropek
Visualisations & Graphics: BXBstudio Bogusław Barnaś
Location: Krakow, Poland
Date: 2012-2013
Total area: 345 sqm
Client: Privat

source: bxbstudio.com

Full Of Style by mode:lina architekci

Full Of Style is the first Polish online shop athering native fashion designers. When its owners decided to open a completely non-virtual store in “Złote Tarasy” shopping mall in Warsaw, they asked for an assistance to mode:lina studio.

In the shop’s offer, there are both things from famous designers and young artists as well. The variety of clothing required to create a neutral, well-exposing background. Hence the idea to use light woodish texture, which particularly pleased the owners who love raw, Scandinavian style. Concept for arranging this simple material, was playing with texture layering. It “wanders” in different directions on the walls and floor, smoothly passing into the counter, which is finished with smooth white Corian, contrasting with dynamic lines.

In Full Of Style mannequins are not considered. All the clothes are displayed on the models. Also, you will not find them in the interior of the store. Instead of mannequins, architects designed convenient hangers and cubicle racks. Bright texture of raw wood is complimented with contrasting black frames, huge industrial lamps over shop counter and well-exposed store logo. An inscription at the exit is a simple idea for a non-obvious communication with customers.

Project: Full of Style designer clothes store
Design: mode:lina architekci architectural studio
(Paweł Garus & Jerzy Woźniak)
Project Team: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin
Completion: Wrzesień 2013 / September 2013
Location: Warszawa, Złote Tarasy
Area: 50 m2
Photos: mode:lina

source: modelina-architekci.com

Tourism Idea Office by SUMA Architektów

Tourism Idea Office is based in an old appartment in City center of Cracow. Complete renovation took few mounths and now the office is complete and fully prepared to work. The office was design to fullfill the needs for 14 employees and is filled with italian office furniture.

Concept of the office was designed by young architectural studio – SUMA Architektów.
The main idea was to keep as much of existing structure as possible, such as door frames, radiators, windows etc. The new electrical net was design the way it not interfear with existing wall structure. Antother aim was to create a space that says „ the company has energy to change the world” using low-cost funds.

The office is devided in 4 main areas.
At the entrance we reach the reception area with waitnig spot for the clients. Next room is the biggest and it is an open-space office with direct conection with meeting room / relax room. The last area/room is an calling center.

Meeting room/ relax room has direct connection with kitchen and it is equiped with flat screen TV and playstation.

Base colors used in this project are white and grey and aditional accent coulors are yellow and green, what makes this interior very fresh, clean and energetic.

Project: Tourism Idea Office
Design: SUMA Architektów
Project Team: Jakub Jan Surówka, Michał Matejczyk, Paulina Wacławik
Completion: December/Grudzień 2013
Location: Kraków, Poland
Area: 100 m2
Photos: Tomasz Prokop

source: sumaarchitektow.pl

Classical style apartment by Roland Stańczyk

The project was finalized in 2013. The apartment is located on the second storey of one of the modern buildings belonging to „Mokotów Park” in green part of central Warsaw, close to Vistula River.
The apartment is approximately 160 square meters big.

It is divided into two areas. The first is an open space composed of a hall, living room, dinning room and a kitchen. The long corridor ends with a toilet and, on the opposite side, private office with library. The hall and the kitchen floors are done from black and white marble. The second part of the apartment, intimate one, has its own private hall and is composed of two bedrooms, cinema room and bathroom. Small laundry is hidden in corrridor cabinets. The room floors are done with oak with classical layout.

All furniture with white lacquered wood were designed by me especially for this interior. The apartment loosely corresponds with art deco.

Name: Classical style apartment at „Mokotów Park” housing estate, Warsaw.
Designed by: architect Roland Stańczyk
Foto: Tomasz Markowski

Pracownia Wnetrz by mode:lina

“VOX showroom (Jasnogórska 2A st.) undergone a complete metamorphosis and from August 10th is the only one of a kind Interior Workshop in Krakow. The new store is filled with unique Polish and European brands, rarely or not at all available in other interior design stores. In this shop you can buy furniture, renowned German kitchens, doors, flooring, textiles, lighting, glass and ceramics, decorative items, windows, garage doors, paint and even … special room fragrances!”

“Concept of the store was designed by people who like unusual kind of projects – mode:lina
architectural studio. This shop was created to help people meet with architects so they can talk about their ideas. Here, everyone can use free consultations with designers who will help realize these ideas. There is a standard flat waiting for guests and a Recreation Zone, with coffee, snacks and trade press. The Interior Workshop will also organize creative workshops for children and adults. Conference room will be available as well. For children, the biggest attraction is certainly cinema called Young Users.”

The client had one aim – to create surprising space using low-cost funds. Therefore, architects proposed replacement of normal partitions with unusual installation. These high walls are made of scaffolding covered with banner mesh and filled with OSB cubes. Wooden boxes are used to present articles by the principle of “open space” that is permeating, readily available products. External walls of the building were treated with strong, graphic gesture. Sheet painted black with huge lettering stands out from other, surrounding stores.

PROJECT: Pracownia Wnętrz (Interior Workshop)
DESIGN : mode:lina architekci architectural studio (Paweł Garus & Jerzy Woźniak)
PROJECT TEAM: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin, Agnieszka Owsiany
COMPLETION: August / Sierpień 2013
LOCATION: Kraków, Poland
AREA: 1200 m2
PHOTOS: Marcin Ratajczak (http://www.pfmarcinratajczak.fott.pl/)

Run Colors sneaker shop by mode:lina architekci

Encouraged by their succesful Warsaw-based store and internet store – owners of Run Colors decided to show their offer of limited series of Nike, Adidas, New Balance shoes to citizens of Poznań.

Designers created a concept for their new store in Stary Browar shopping centre as a space with strong connection to recognizable Run Colors name and logo – „running colors” theme.

Shoelace – a feature distinctive for the brand – inspired mode:lina designers to create a dynamic and multicolour installation made of colorful ropes that remind of shoelaces. Their prismatic shape refers to a fast movement of a runner – colorful lines bounce from one wall to another also merging
into floor space. Dark grey walls make a great background for a wide range of shoes in different colours as well as coloful rope installation.

Store interior is furnished with dark grey painted antiques – it is an echo of Warsaw-based shop. Massive old furniture with tiny colorful touches makes a good counterpoint for light rope installation.

PROJECT: Run Colors sneaker shop
http://www.runcolors.pl
https://www.facebook.com/RunColorsPl
DESIGN : mode:lina architekci architectural studio (Paweł Garus & Jerzy Woźniak)
PROJECT TEAM: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin, Agnieszka Owsiany
COMPLETION: October 2013 / Październik 2013
LOCATION: Poznań, Stary Browar (http://www.starybrowar5050.com/)
AREA: 110 m2
PHOTOS: Marcin Ratajczak (http://www.pfmarcinratajczak.fott.pl/)

Targ Weglowy square by Gdyby group

The idea of the new development and actions on the Targ Węglowy square came at a time when the parking function disappeared from the historic square, and nothing new has come on its place. Car-free space presented the oportunity to propose a new, organised public square, which the Main City in Gdańsk lacks. City Culture Institute in collaboration with GDYBY group proposed temporary space in the form of urban grassland rooms, as one of the many possibilities of organizing this place and to inspire some subsequent actions.

Form of the design was a result of its temporary character and a relatively small budget, but also a need to neutrally interfere with historical surroundings. The main idea was to drag the citizens into kind of a game, in which they participated from the moment they entered the square. GDYBY group designed a light modular OSB furnishings in a form of cubic boxes. Users had the oportunity to create their own little spaces in which they felt comfortably. Kids were creating their ideal playgrounds and geometrical compositions, while adults used cubes as tables, seats and space divisions. The whole arrangement was completed with natural grass areas which created „rooms” and gathered people around them. This intervention helped manage the considerable size of the square making it a little bit more cosy.

This universaly arranged space became a proper background for selection of events carried out by City Culture Institute. The citizens had an opportunity to eat breakfast together, spend the day on reading, relaxing and playing games and in the evening – watch a movie.

The essence of the project was very forward-looking and based on the principle of public participation. Residents of the city by adapting and arranging the space according to their needs, passed important information about what is needed in the square. From August 26 to September 4 Targ Weglowy Square turned into a place to discuss and share opinions about the role that it could play in the future.

Location: Gdańsk, Polska
Organization: City Culture Institute, City of Gdańsk
Project and realization: GDYBY group (www.gdyby.pl)
Partner: Gazeta Wyborcza Trójmiasto
Patronage: Mayor of Gdańsk – Paweł Adamowicz
Collaboration: Joseph Conrad Provincial and Municipal Public Library in Gdansk, Cafe Absinthe

“Mercado” fast casual restaurant by Carlos Vilar Architect

After plenty of time spent on field in Spain visiting the most popular and successful bars and restaurants from Madrid and Barcelona, I could collect all sort of images and experiences from which I could start designing “MERCADO”. The main goal of this project was to make a high quality design without forgetting the customer´s perspective. It had to be friendly and casual, fresh and comfortable. But also it had to be able to attract people to step into it and generate a unique atmosphere of freedom.

In order to do this the whole project is thought as an “extension” of the street. Therefore a brief example of how we spaniards live outdoors and the relations we create around food, around people. In Mercado restaurant, the customer area works as a multilayered screen to attract pedestrians to step into the restaurant. Elements like the sloped blackboard with recipes and old illustrations, a vintage bar based in old advertisements of Madrid stores, the versatile furniture disposition, the black and yellow tiles on the back of the bar, the steel made shelves on the delicatessen area, etc…All this elements set up a game with the customers, generating an innocent disposition within them which can attract them into the restaurant. Once they are inside there are no restrictions at all, so the customers are featured with the richest gastronomic experience of Spanish delights, deciding whether to eat standing, seated, or simply walking around thinking what is going to be the next bite or drink.

Gdansk, Poland, April 2012

source: Carlos Vilar

S3NS House 15 by Igor Kazmierczak

This is a concept of the Single Family House located in the district of Wroclaw – Oporów. The context consists mainly of single-family houses from the 60s. These buildings have flat roofs of similar height and width of the front facade. On the site there are old trees, for which the building was adapted. The building has three storeys, in which the ground level is located at two different heights. The main part – a living room on the west side – from the garden, has 4 meters hight, and the cabinet is located on the upper level of the ground floor, and has 3 meters hight (black cube in facade). The cabinet windows are facing the street.

The building has a basement, which is due to the high groundwater level extends 90 cm above the ground level. Basement is under half of the building, on the side of the street. In the basement there is a garage for two cars and utility rooms. On the ground floor facing the street is a study with a large window overlooking the street, this section lies above the basement floor and is elevated relative to the rest of the story about one meter. On the side of the garden is a large living room with a kitchen and dining area. On the ground running simple precast concrete stairs to the second floor. The children’s bedrooms located upstairs along with a bathroom and a large bedroom of parents, connected to bathroom and dressing room.

The building is designed as a brick with reinforced concrete elements. Facade will be made of boards Aquapanel Knauf. The building is currently under construction. Estimated time of completion is June 2014.

Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Author: arch. Igor Kazmierczak
S3NS Architektura – Igor Kazmierczak
Date of project: 2012-2013
Construction: 2013-2014
Status: under construction
Usable area: 290 sq.m.
Site area: 1100 sq.m.

source: s3ns.pl

Bausch and Lomb HQ office by 137kilo

The project is the Poland headquarters of a large pharmaceutical corporation. The client wanted the office space to highlight the company’s scientific heritage while providing a high quality working environment for its employees.

Research labs and contact lenses – the client’s main product – served as our inspiration. White exposed ceilings combined with glass surfaces combine to create a light and transparent space. This seemingly sterile aesthetic is balanced by green walls along the space’s main visual axes and functional solutions which encourage teamwork and relaxation.

An open-space arrangement was used for many of the workspaces. The open space is punctuated with meeting room domes which also delineate the office’s various departments.

The domes are meant for less formal work meetings. Their high-tech inflatable surfaces invoke the client’s main product – contact lenses. The domes’ internal steel structure provides rigidity and adherence to fire codes. The domes are connected to ventilation and air conditioning systems – creating a comfortable work environment.

The client’s desire to provide a comfortable work environment is manifested by the “fun room” which features a library, a foosball table and an adult-size playpen.

Work spaces are some of the project’s key elements. Each four-person work area invokes the “+” symbol (an element of the company’s logo) and has a small tree in its center. Employees at each area are responsible for watering their tree, which underlines the company’s commitment to team work.

CLIENT: Bausch and Lomb
SCOPE: Concept, technical design, supervision
DATE: December 2012
TEAM: 137kilo + Beza Projekt
Anna Łoskiewicz
Zofia Strumiłło-Sukiennik
Jan Sukiennik
Bartłomiej Popiela
Krzysztof Benke
Alicja Getka
Robert Kłoś
Tomek Korzewski

wall graphics: Tymek Jezierski
photos by: Jacek Kołodziejski

Office – Garage in Poznan by ultra_architects

The investor of this project is a great fan of cars. He byus old models and repairs them all by himself. Actually they are all of one car brand from a specified period of time. His hobby became an inspiration for creating a space which would combine working and leisure areas.

Every room of the office space is opened onto the garage hall (which occupies the 2/3 of the whole area). There are parking places for the investor’s favourite cars in the hall. The garage is not only a vehicle exhibition space, but also a workshop equipped with a car hoist, tool cabinets, an exhaust system ect. For us the aesthetics was obvious from the beggining: the space should have a technical look, like a garage or a parking lot. The graphic from the inside of the building is also present on the outside. Yellow and grey inclined stripes on the facade foretell what is going to happen in the building. A roof from reinforced concrete spans over the entrances and transforms into a bench.

Foto: Jeremi Buczkowski
Project: ultra_architects Marcin Kościuch, Tomasz Osięgłowski

source: ultra-architects.pl

OUTrial House by KWK Promes

Polish architectonic office KWK Promes created this project named OUTrial House as early as 2007, but it doesn’t harm to introduce it even today. This house with an expanse of 590 square meters is found in the woods, locality Ksiazenice, Poland. It is its location in the middle of nature that became an inspirational jumping board for architects. The main conception element was the creation of a greater green plane, where free movement would be possible for the owners.

The client also wanted the house to have a small recording studio and a winter garden. The whole mass stems from the atrium, which is growing in a spiral into the free space. In contrast with a typical atrium, this OUTrio has a lot larger functional yardage, because it continues to stretch into a green roof over the whole house.

photos: milimet.com