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UNIKATO Residential Building / KWK Promes

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Katowice, Poland
  • Architects: KWK Promes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1310
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Halfen, Sto, Igel Project, Optigrün

Room by Room, Automation is Changing Interior Architecture

Robotics and automation are a staple of any vision of how we will live in the future. Among architects and designers, this trend crosses a variety of scales, from smart cities to smart kitchens. As we outlined in our Trends That Will Influence Architecture in 2019, recent years has seen a strengthening in how interior spaces are being transformed by technologies, with searches for Domotics soaring by 450% in twelve months.

Scribit / CRA. Image © Gary di Silvio and Giacomo MangiaSeura SMART Mirror. Image Courtesy of SeuraGira automatic lighting control. Image © GIRABumblebee Spaces. Image © Jason Henry for The New York Times+ 9

Artists’ Home and Studio / Piotr Brzoza Architekten

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Cracovia, Poland
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  875
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Dziadek, MIWA, MarArt, Superdrew

Indoor Pools: Bringing the Tranquility of Water to Interiors

Within architecture, water evokes sentiments of calmness and wellbeing. The element has influenced design through its dynamic and fluid nature. With recent technological advances, architects have created some of the most strategic, innovative, and unexpected intersections of design and H2O.

Below, we have provided a roundup of indoor pools that highlight the application of water in different spaces, showing its relationship to materiality and use.

This collection is one of many interesting content groupings made by our registered users. Remember you can save and manage what inspires you on My ArchDaily. Create your account here.

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From Climate Change to Global South: 11 Editors Choose 11 of our Best Articles

Back in 2008, ArchDaily embarked on a challenging mission: to provide inspiration, knowledge, and tools to the architects tasked with designing cities. In an effort to further align our strategy with these challenges, we recently introduced monthly themes in order to dig deeper into topics we find relevant in today’s architectural discourse. From architects who don't design to reframing climate change as a global issue, we are celebrating our 11th birthday by asking 11 editors and curators to choose ArchDaily's most inspiring articles.

Offices and Workplaces: Examples in Plan

The functional distribution plays a fundamental role in the contemporary design of offices and places for work. The study of the architecture plan shows an interesting form of approach; not only allows for proper logistics and circulation but find efficient variations and innovations that will enable better workspaces that adapt to the current needs.

We have selected more than 50 plans of projects that will inspire you, recognizing the different ways in which architects have faced the challenge to design offices, in all different scale ranges.

Smart Homes That Use Domotics To Improve Quality of Life

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Home automation, or Domotics, is a set of technologies applied to a residence to control lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. Its systems allow for efficient management of energy consumption, security, accessibility, and the general comfort of the building, becoming an important issue to consider when designing, building, and living.

Domotic systems are based on the collection of data by sensors, which are then processed to issue precise orders to the executors, varying the environmental quality of each enclosure according to the needs of the user. The pace of current life and the technological advances we have experienced in recent years have led to new ways of living, motivating the design of homes and more human, multifunctional and flexible buildings. What was once a luxury is now a feasible and effective solution for all types of projects.

In this article, we've compiled a collection of smart homes where domotics have been used.

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Department of Radio and Television University of Silesia / BAAS Arquitectura + Grupa 5 Architekci + Małeccy Biuro Projektowe

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Katowice, Poland

National Museum in Szczecin Dialogue Centre Przelomy / KWK Promes

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  • Architects: KWK Promes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1628
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Aliplast, Quartec

Guide to Getting Your Work Published

As editors on the Projects Team at ArchDaily, we wanted to reflect on the projects published in 2016—and, based on those submissions, to consider what we hope to see from the submissions we will publish in 2017.

During 2016, the projects we published had a high level of visual impact. Axonometric views were part of the vast majority of our publications, democratizing understanding by creating easily accessible views which closely resemble reality. Secondly, the development of immersive video technology has allowed us to publish full 360-degree tours through the interiors of works of different sizes, generating images which are increasingly representative of the physical reality of the work in question.

Below The Extraordinarily Textured Surface of This Unique Polish Concert Hall

This article is part of our new "Material Focus" series, which asks architects to elaborate on the thought process behind their material choices and sheds light on the steps required to get buildings actually built.

The CKK Jordanki (Jordanki Cultural and Convention Center) by Fernando Menis is located in the historical center of Torun. It respects the shorter height of the surrounding buildings to preserve the views of the river and better fit the natural environment that surrounds it. The building was designed to have a more natural look, like a 'rock' that marks the transition from the urban plot to the park that surrounds it. In this interview we spoke with Fernando Menis who explained in depth how the selection of project materials contributed to the design process, helped in the inclusion of universal accessibility, and the project’s construction.

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Konieczny's Ark / KWK PROMES

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Kraków, Poland
  • Architects: KWK PROMES
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  138
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ideal Work

CKK Jordanki / Fernando Menis

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  • Architects: Fernando Menis
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  21837
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

Centor Showroom / exexe

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  • Interiors designers: exexe
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Centor, Arper, Barrisol, Vitra, Zucchetti

Rebel One / WWAA

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Warsaw, Poland
  • Architects: WWAA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7962
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Living-Garden House In Katowice / KWK PROMES

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Katowice, Poland

The Apartment of the Future - R&D Laboratory / NArchitekTURA

Dobrodzień, Poland
  • Architects: NArchitekTURA
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: GIRA, Fibaro, Hettich

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YETI Headquarters / JRK72

© Jakub Certowicz© Jakub Certowicz© Jakub Certowicz© Krzysztof Zgoła+ 24

Kryspinów, Poland
  • Architects: JRK72
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1125
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012