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  • architecture shift in poland

    the polish urban landscape changed drastically in the last 10-15 years. after the fall of communism in 1989, fundings from the EU and investments triggered revitalisation projects, new museums, cultural centres and monuments as signs of a regained identity and history. highways, roads and train tracks further connected and revived the country. however, the free…

  • katowice: mining site redesigned

    during a stormy and winterly season in january, I have the great opportunity to reflect upon the approach, meaning and future goal of the new ‘culture axis‘ in katowice, silesia. I am interviewing architects tomasz konior, jerzy szczepanik-dzikowski of JEMS architekci and the town government’s press office on the individual projects and the revitalization strategy…

  • what is the architect doing in the jungle? biornametics.

    the book presentation to biornametics took place at the university of applied arts vienna, march 18, 2013. biornametics is a design-based research program, conducted by barbara imhof and petra gruber. generated from the words ‘biomimetics’ and ‘ornament,’ biornametics charts the potentials in collaborative processes. examining natural patterns, the project embraces nature and aesthetics as the…

  • publication: embodied nature

    meanings of abstract art is out! a wonderful publication (eds. isabel wünsche and paul crowther, routledge publishers) with insights on modernism, post-war abstraction and postmodern developments follow dominika’s contribution “embodied nature: isamu noguchi’s intetra fountain” that reveals artist isamu noguchi’s stainless steel, “tetrahedral internal mist fountain” of 1976 in the context of the technology-dominated american…