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Chłodna 25

Chłodna 25

Going Out 22 March 2014 0

You know what, it’s going to be best if I pretend I’ve never heard of Chłodna 25: none of its history, none of its trials, none of its tribulations and absolutely nothing about its place in Warsaw folklore. So there you go, assume if you will, that I’m visiting... Read more
Brave New World

Brave New World

Features 19 March 2014 0

A city of bewildering, scrambled styles, Warsaw presents an eccentric ensemble of aesthetic contrasts. But that wasn’t supposed to happen. Warsaw, 2014: faced with a visitor from outer space, how would you describe the city’s architecture? Myself, it’s not a question I dwell on (if I saw an alien... Read more
Changing Plac Teatralny
The Insider speaks to Moncho Gonzalez Berenguer of NMH architektura + design, about his vision for Warsaw’s Plac Teatralny. Here’s what he had to say: “We like the Plac Teatralny area: the scale of the buildings, the location – this is a space with great potential, and a space... Read more
New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block

Blog 15 March 2014 0

A Spanish/Polish design studio have made headlines after producing a series of best-selling paper cut-out models featuring iconic PRL-era structures. Based in Poznań, Zupa Grafika came up with the idea after being inspired by the capital’s communist carbuncles: “Some people are struck by sunrises, however, we appreciate the power... Read more
Skandal

Skandal

Blog 13 March 2014 0

There was a time when Sienkiewicza felt like the center of the universe – all life, so it seemed, converged on this thin strip of land. But while streets like Mazowiecka have maintained their popularity, Sienkiewicza feels distinctly low on swagger – a place of shuttered, empty units, you... Read more
The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Features 13 March 2014 0

This March marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most celebrated prison breaks ever: The Great Escape. The Insider heads to the forests of Żagań to learn the story. (By Alex Webber | Photos Ed Wight) Of all of the crafty plans formulated by the Nazis, perhaps one... Read more
Into the Future

Into the Future

Features 10 March 2014 0

Starting a new Monday series focusing on the architects and designers shaping Warsaw’s future, the Insider speaks to Natalia Paszkowska of WWAA Warsaw. What is your opinion of Warsaw’s modern architecture, and where does it stand in comparison to other major international cities. That’s a tricky question because first... Read more
Rasoi / Ganesh

Rasoi / Ganesh

Blog 6 March 2014 0

Where curry is involved my attitude is borderline fanatical, obsessive even. So to see Warsaw finally embracing Indian cuisine has left me doing star jumps and cartwheels. Happy? I feel like I’ve won the bingo. And even more so when I consider that places like Madras, Mr India, Tandoor... Read more
Museum of Modern Art
Witty and provocative in equal measure, Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art continues to challenge boundaries with its latest exhibition: In the Near Future. The current exhibition ‘focuses on the changes in culture arising from emancipating discourses on equality, which blur the traditional borders and hierarchies.’ Viewed in less analytical... Read more
Going Underground
It’s taken a rail-y long time getting here, but Warsaw’s second metro line is finally pulling into the station – and it’s only about 100 years late. This issue, the Insider takes a deeper look at the metro’s checkered history, its spooky sightings and its alluring sex appeal. It... Read more