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The third issue of the architectural magazine “Architecture Snob” will be released on the 7th of October and available in the nationwide distribution of the Empik store network. The motto of the publication is distance: the idea and action encouraged by the critic of architecture and editor-in-chief of the magazine Marcin Szczelina. In his understanding, it is the ability to stop in a world constantly rushing and flooding us with negative stimuli. Temporary withdrawal helps not only to ensure personal well-being but also to find solutions to the problems that we face every day in the world of architecture as well. 

 

Fernando Menis photo. Bartek Barczyk

 

The new “Architecture Snob” issue has two collector’s covers. One of them features an architect from Tenerife, Fernando Menis, author of the award-winning Jordanki Cultural and Congress Center in Toruń. The second one features the designers behind the Berlin studio Deadline Architects: Britta Jürgens and Matthew Griffin – a couple involved in design, urban activism and art. In the interviews that open the magazine, all three look at Poland from a distance. Despite the differences in their vision of architecture they share a common goal – responsibility. According to the heroes and heroine of the issue, designing should focus on finding solutions to the ongoing housing crisis and the climate catastrophe. That is the idea close to the approach of the other guests of the third issue of “Architecture Snob” and the editorial office of the periodical as well. 

 

Britta Juergens, Matthew Griffin fot. Bartek Barczyk

 

The magazine is a space for people who look at design not only through the prism of beauty and profits. An interview with Jordi Badia, the founder of BAAS Arquitectura, is a conversation about ideas for improving the living conditions of residents and the relationship between architecture and the natural environment. In turn, Marta Sękulska-Wrońska and Szczepan Wroński from WXCA talk about the responsibility of architecture in the public and commercial context. Architecture Snob is also a platform for sharing stories about design. Oskar Zięta talks about the paradoxes of design in times of great crises, the editorial office also looks into art spaces and interesting commercial premises.

 

“Architecture Snob” ends with “Sustainable epilogue” where Agnieszka Kalinowska-Sołtys, president of the Board of the Association of Polish Architects, answers questions about responsible architecture, circular construction and sustainable city. She is the first woman in this position in over eighty years of the association’s history. In the magazine we can also find stories of other equally inspiring heroines. Designer Gosia Baczyńska talks about a successful process of functional design, in this case of ceramics. On the other hand, the behind the scenes of the Polish art market is introduced by Joanna Rzepka – the co-creator of Galeria Szara, which this year moved its headquarters from Katowice to Warsaw.

 

“Architecture Snob” was the only publishing house in 2022 qualified for the report “Responsible business in Poland. Good Practices “. The Akapit Printing House is responsible for printing, which creates high-quality publications using ecological paper and printing techniques that reduce the carbon footprint. Each issue creates a coherent story that does not become outdated. Under the motto of the magazine, #architecturematters, there is a concern for wise design, taking into account the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants.

 

The heroes of the third issue of Architecture Snob: Fernando Menis, Britta Jürgens,  Matthew Griffin, Jordi Badia, Thomas Phifer, Grzegorz Jarzyna, Szymon Wojciechowski, Leslie Scanlon, Marta Sękulska-Wrońska, Karolina Janczy,  Szczepan Wroński, Marcin Wojdak, Oskar Zięta, Gosia Baczyńska, Anna Tępińska-Marcinek, Mikołaj Sokołowski, Marie-Pascal Bernard, Joanna Rzepka, Agnieszka Kalinowska-Sołtys, Paweł Olszczyński.

 

Magazine premiere: Empik stores, number of pages 160, price PLN 25

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