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Project • By mode:lina™Shops

Run Colors EC Powisle

Run Colors requires no introduction for aficionados of colorful, sporty shoes. Throughout years of functioning on the Polish market, this popular shop gathered plenty of faithful customers, existing both as a web-based and designer local store venues (Run Colors Poznan / Run Colors Warsaw). Run Colors changes, however. The brand, up to this point associated with a vast choice of assortments, aims to get through to a more aware clientele. Your typical shoe store ceases to be and in turn becomes a gallery, a temple for all the sneaker-heads out there. You’re there to purchase a piece of art and then bring it into life, through the way you choose to wear it and what for. Patryk Lewiński The strategy is not the only thing changing... More

Project • By mode:lina™Housing

Modern Dacha

“From my grandfather I inherited a modest forester’s lodge in the heart of Pszczewski landscape park. I wanted to enhance it and create contemporary dacha for friends and family.” The idea of finishing the second house in the middle of the woods came from Investors’ love for nature and proactive way of spending spare time, as well as the need to create an asylum, standing in contrast to the quick, everyday life of big cities. Although the dacha steers away from traditional representation of a lodge, all design solutions and materials draw direct inspiration from the overpowering proximity of nature. After analysing the project’s needs, world’s directions and sightings of nature, the surface of - initi... More

Project • By mode:lina™Offices

Brick office

Designed and finished in a crazy haze, new localization marries both thoughtful, functional solutions and spontaneous, esthetic ideas.  Function: taking into consideration the structure of a new office, designers decided to move all rooms that don’t need daylight to the far end of the office, with no access to the windows. Because of that the conference room, the phone booth, and the bathroom, along with the corridor (with a niche that hides a cupboard and a printer) were encapsulated in a simple and functional cubicle. The kitchen, with a big table, can be found right after entering the workshop, and all workspaces are laid along the glazed facade - in order to provide enough natural light. Materials and form: studio was des... More

Project • By TOYA DESIGNRestaurants

Restauracja "Z Drugiej Strony Lustra"

The restaurant "Z Drugiej Strony Lustra" (eng."Through the Looking-Glass") was created out of love for people and cooking. In 2017, the authors of the prestigious Gault & Millau culinary guide awarded Iwona Niemczewska, the owner and chef of "Z Drugiej Strony Lustra", with the title "Best Female Chef in Poland", and in 2019, she was awarded the Culinary Personality of the Year prize. The restaurant of such a chef needed to be unique.   The main design assumption of TOYA DESIGNwas to create a new, unique space, corresponding to the already established image of the restaurant. The owner wanted to keep the existing equipment. The starting point was a painting, crafted especially for the project, depicting a Polish meadow. Th... More

Project • By TOYA DESIGNApartments

Interiors from TOYA DESIGN

The owners have been looking for this place for a long time. They love to travel, they love nature, cinema, good food and wine, and meeting friends. The new apartment had to be special. Tailored. So when they finally found the right location, they invited Tomasz Wojtkowiak, the head of TOYA DESIGN, to cooperate in interior design.  The owners set the TOYA DESIGN designers to create a space that would be comfortable, modern with an individual trace of tastes and habits, with family souvenirs that they had collected for many years.   This is how the apartment was created, consistent in form and drawing. Refined in detail and flawless in the organization of space. Minimalist in color and material, and at the same time warm... More

Project • By TOYA DESIGNPrivate Houses

The Lake House_2

 In this concept, the main actor is not the house, but the adjoining nature and lake view. Such beautiful scenery cannot be ignored or hidden – it demands to be The Lake House_2 displayed. While developing the concept of this house, we tried adopt solutions that follow the surrounding nature. We designed rooms to have large windows, which allowed us to keep a view of the distant landscape and give the impression of an open space.Vacation homes are generally used for meetings with family and friends. That is why this two-storey house, despite its small area, contains three bedrooms. The terrace overlooking the lake is a key feature, while the high, open living room is the perfect place to relax and admire the view from t... More

Project • By TOYA DESIGNCultural Centres

Grand Hall Complex at The ZAMEK

In 2007, when we set out with the competition for a design to modernise the castle we had one goal: to create a space where its recipient becomes its subject. So that those who find themselves within that space may feel it has been made bespoke for them. Functional and open. Thus far, the castle had been different – it intimidated people with the labyrinth of rooms and the vastness of dark halls. With its immense programme and the appetite for even more activity, the Culture Centre suffocated in the heavy body of the neo-Romanesque edifice.  Hence the need for a change – uncompromising, bold and comprehensive.   obefore the Grand Hall to the rank of central ATRIUM, where all the functions are focused and where the pa... More

Project • By TOYA DESIGNOffices

The new MOL headquarters in Suchy Las

Changing the logo and building a new headquarters is another stage in the dynamic development of MOL in Suchy Las. The investor entrusted this difficult task to designers from the TOYA DESIGN studio. Designers took up the challenge of inscribing architecture in the difficult space of the environment, but also creating a new image of the company. The building design was created in close cooperation with the investor, who was able to precisely define his requirements and needs. While expecting the space to be highly functional, it required modern solutions with high aesthetic value. The refinement of the detail, restrained use of color, gray and the severity of the materials used made it easier to include the product display in the building... More

Project • By mode:lina™Private Houses

Slab House

Slab House project came into existence in the suburbs of Poznań on one of many hills surrounding the city. It was not an easy task - architects from mode:lina™ had to inscribe the building’s form into all too steep hill’s slope. As it turned out, the solution was, unexpectedly, childishly easy - recreate LEGO, it’s idea and turn it into reality. Three storeys of the building were separated from one another with even slabs that resemble childrens’ favourite blocks’ construction panels. On the base floor there's a more technical part of the house, along with a garage. This level was covered with constructive slab, allowing for flexibility of upper level planning. The 1st floor has been divided into 5 cubi... More

Project • By mode:lina™Offices

Amphitheater in Warsaw

  Every society needs space to sit by the campfire, to talk, to listen, to see and express oneself. Brain Embassy Amphitheatre does precisely that for Warsaw. We want it to become the place of meaningful gatherings and speeches, a new symbol for this part of Mokotów and fuel for change. Through this modern construct we siphon our philosophy - search for a new angle to things already known. Make yourself utmost comfortable in Brain Embassy Amphitheatre - surrounded by nature you’ll open yourself up to new experiences.   Amphitheatre is the open, democratic space dedicated to holding interesting meet-ups and performance arts, that would be easily accessible for each and every tenant and employees of the Służewo&rsquo... More

Project • By mode:lina™Bars

Concordia Design Wrocław - bar and terrace

Wyspa Słodowa is quite unique spot on Wroclaw’s plan. For years it has been a centre of various events organized, independently, with help of local visual artists and musicians. Concordia Design building, conjured by the brilliant minds of MVRDV only fleshes out that uniqueness. To arrange one of the most demanding parts of the building - void (the undercut), the Investor asked for help none other than mode:lina™ designers. Our prime goal was to keep the idea of architecture’s complete immersion, while at the same time leaving enough space for comfy, intimate spaces for various meetings, informal gatherings and work - Paweł Garus, architect and co-owner in mode:lina™. A big void (undercut) is a space, widely open... More

Project • By Smart Design ExpoApartments

Teal modern kitchen

A modern, cool-toned kitchen and dining area - that was the idea. We decided on a classic white and off-white background with teal as an accent color, with black elements for contrast.  The design is simple, minimalist even, but what sets this interior apart are the high quality materials used. The necessary bit of warmth that makes the space inviting and cozy despite the cool color palette is the teal velvet used for furniture upholsteyry and decorative elements throughout the entire apartament. More

NewsNews • 16 Jul 2020

MVRDV transforms 19th century Polish building into transparent coworking hotspot

MVRDV renovated a 19th century heritage building in Wrocław, Poland, and added an extension respectful of the existing building by continuing the same roofline and facade rhythm. The 4500 m2 coworking hotspot includes an event venue, a food hall, a café, and a rooftop terrace.  © Juliusz Sokołowski The entrances on each end of the building have a triple-height stepped void. The old building is interpreted as the formal side and the newly added extension as the informal side. Both sides have a triple-height stepped void at the entrance. © Juliusz Sokołowski The formal entrance houses a café with exposed brick walls from the original building. © Juliusz Sokołowski The informal entrance has a... More

Project • By mode:lina™Offices

The Power of Colors!

Totalmoney.pl is a team of ambitious financial analysts who are behind the first comprehensive comparison engine of banking products in Poland. When they decided to cooperate with mode:lina™, they wanted to create a modern office in Wrocław, where the energy of the brand and employees would play first fiddle. We wanted to work with architects experienced in designing similar spaces and...that's how we met mode:lina™ team. We were captivated by their non-standard solutions, interesting concepts, their general approach to design as well as proficiency in working on a project remotely! - Edyta Kulej-Dziergowska,Totalmoney.pl Inspired by the energy of the Totalmoney.pl team, designers from mode:lina™ prepared a design of the... More
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Project • By Just Open ArchitectureLibraries

The Book Tower of Warsaw

JOA has revealed their first-prize winning project of the competition ‘libgen: towards a new class of evolutionary libraries’ proposing an alternative library design in warsaw, poland. the new library will serve regionally, juxtaposing with the warsaw university library, serving as an incubation center of technological innovation,  intellectual workforce that encourages communication.  JOA aimed to create a social platform for learning and studying, targeting the contemporary society of the future. in order for the architects to achieve this goal, before anything, they studied thoroughly all documented history on public libraries. according to their research, in a traditional library, books are the main element that... More