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Marszałkowska 28

Marszałkowska 28

Features 8 September 2014 0

It’s not just princesses who live in towers – now you can as well. The Insider peers behind the door of one of Warsaw’s most unusual properties… From the outside, Marszałkowska 28 is so typical of the area: an oppressive statement of socialist aesthetics. Built in the 1950s as... Read more
The High Life

The High Life

Features 26 August 2014 0

Helmut Jahn’s Cosmopolitan is the latest tower to add sparkle to the skyline – and what a pretty thing… No longer a stumpy adolescent, Warsaw has grown up – fast. Zipping to the 44th floor of Cosmopolitan, vertigo sets in as we press our noses to the floor-to-ceiling windows.... Read more
The Original Arty-Techt
Looking at a modern building in Warsaw and thinking, “that’s pretty good actually,”? You’re probably looking at the work of Stefan Kuryłowicz… A 1972 graduate from Warsaw University of Technology, Kuryłowicz opened an architectural studio in 1983. Although commie bureaucracy rarely mixed well with creativity, Kuryłowicz and his associates... Read more
Neighborhood Prowl: Saska Kępa
With Saska’s annual day winding up for another year, the Insider takes a look at the architectural details that make the area so unqiue. Saska’s interwar architecture borders the magnificent. Katowicka 7A (above) was designed by Bohdan Lachert for his father. Lachert himself lived next door in what is... Read more
Velvet Underground
There’s a school of thought that suggests Old Town’s handsome charm is skin deep. Well, what about going under the skin and right down below… We all know that Old Town was rebuilt after the war, but that’s not to say all of it is new. The methodical zeal... Read more
Warsaw’s Changing Face
Since its inception the Stoprocent architectural studio has earned a name for their bold and creative solutions. The Insider visits Przemek Kaczkowski and Magda Morelewska at their Żoliborz HQ to speak to them about their hopes for Warsaw’s future… Would you say Warsaw’s architecture is in a state of... Read more
Warsaw: The Future

Warsaw: The Future

Features 25 March 2014 0

As part of our ongoing series concerning the future of Warsaw’s architecture, the Insider speaks to Magda Grabowska and Aleksandra Litorowicz from the staggering Futuwawa website – ‘an interactive exhibition space for urban projects related to Warsaw’. Describe modern day Warsaw… It is chaotic, but we find this arrangement... Read more
The Eye Full Tower

The Eye Full Tower

Features 15 January 2014 0

Lauded as the symbol of new Warsaw, the Złota tower has polarized opinion with its unusual design. The Insider goes through the keyhole to see if it lives up to the hype. BY ALEX WEBBER | PHOTOS BY ED WIGHT Much ink has been spilled as to the merits... Read more
Neighborhood Prowl

Neighborhood Prowl

Features 16 September 2013 0

Scenic, snooty and sophisticated, Saska Kępa is all these and more. With the sun in full swing, take time to investigate its secrets and stories. 1. Resembling a red / white wicker basket, the 58,000 capacity National Stadium occupies the former site of the communist era Stadion Dziesięciolecia: a relic... Read more