Znamy się Creates a Contemporary Mobile Hotel by Upcycling a Trailer Truck
The trio of architects behind the Poland-based architecture firm Znamy się met while studying Architecture together at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Aleksandra Majdzik, Bogna Kawa-Nowak and Wojciech Nowak, still based in Wrocław, have since crafted apartments and offices that meld historic details with contemporary interventions, as well as working on breweries and restaurants. For their most recent project, they transformed a trailer truck into a 325-square-foot mobile hotel for Good Spot. “A huge number of refrigerated trailers withdrawn from the market are imported to our country each year,” Majdzik explains. “Poland is thus becoming a graveyard for these used trucks. We are glad to have made a small contribution to reducing vehicle graveyards.” The exterior is inspired by steel Airstreams, while the inside is defined by warm custom wooden cabinetry. A kitchen and bathroom add function and ease. Two bedrooms enable a family or a group of friends to travel together—perhaps even friends who met at school and stayed connected.
The Allure of Fresh Bread Informs the Design of a Bakery by Studio Shoo
There’s nothing more comforting than the contrast of the crisp crust and soft, pale interior of a loaf of freshly baked bread—unless it’s a bakery inspired by those textures. For their third joint project, clients …
Mykonos Jewelry Store Makes a Splash with Unexpected, Lively Interiors
Athens-based design studio Saint of Athens recently dipped its toes into a unique retail project, pairing with Dive Architects for Italian jewelry brand Gavello’s Mykonos storefront. While the island already provided a…
Perkins Eastman’s Pittsburgh Studio Offers Insights on the Future of Workplace Design
A new home for Perkins Eastman’s Pittsburgh studio was already in the works in March 2020 when, as for offices around the world, the future of workplaces themselves was called into question by the COVID pandemic. From …