Blast to the Past
Extraordinary in its eccentricity, the Museum of Technology is something of a misnomer. Surely it should be the Museum of Anomalies? After all, where else would you find such diverse attractions as communist Poland’s first sports car, the Syrena Sport (“It was banned by the government,” laments our guide,... Read more
On the Rails – Warsaw’s Railway Museum
As the Night of Museums approaches, we uncover some of Warsaw’s lesser known cultural treasures… To some, trains are just a convenient way of getting from A to B. To others, they are the source of an obsession regarded by others as a deviant predilection. But the Railway Museum... Read more
Spotlight on Toruń
A dreamy city of cobbles and cloisters, steeples and spires, Toruń has long been regarded as one of Poland’s tourist trump cards… (By Alex Webber | Photos Ed Wight) “So fine is Toruń,” wrote Jan Długosz, “that perhaps nothing can rival it in terms of beauty, location and luminous buildings.”... Read more
Kingdom of Thrones

Kingdom of Thrones

Features 10 April 2014 0

Rage against the latrine? Not anymore. While Warsaw’s toilets used to be bog standard, and in some cases downright crap, the city has come a long way when it comes to its facilities. In no order whatsoever, we present you the pick of the bunch and the top of... Read more
Warsaw’s Changing Face
Since its inception the Stoprocent architectural studio has earned a name for their bold and creative solutions. The Insider visits Przemek Kaczkowski and Magda Morelewska at their Żoliborz HQ to speak to them about their hopes for Warsaw’s future… Would you say Warsaw’s architecture is in a state of... Read more
Warsaw: The Future

Warsaw: The Future

Features 25 March 2014 0

As part of our ongoing series concerning the future of Warsaw’s architecture, the Insider speaks to Magda Grabowska and Aleksandra Litorowicz from the staggering Futuwawa website – ‘an interactive exhibition space for urban projects related to Warsaw’. Describe modern day Warsaw… It is chaotic, but we find this arrangement... Read more
Brave New World

Brave New World

Features 19 March 2014 0

A city of bewildering, scrambled styles, Warsaw presents an eccentric ensemble of aesthetic contrasts. But that wasn’t supposed to happen. Warsaw, 2014: faced with a visitor from outer space, how would you describe the city’s architecture? Myself, it’s not a question I dwell on (if I saw an alien... Read more
Changing Plac Teatralny
The Insider speaks to Moncho Gonzalez Berenguer of NMH architektura + design, about his vision for Warsaw’s Plac Teatralny. Here’s what he had to say: “We like the Plac Teatralny area: the scale of the buildings, the location – this is a space with great potential, and a space... Read more
The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Features 13 March 2014 0

This March marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most celebrated prison breaks ever: The Great Escape. The Insider heads to the forests of Żagań to learn the story. (By Alex Webber | Photos Ed Wight) Of all of the crafty plans formulated by the Nazis, perhaps one... Read more
Into the Future

Into the Future

Features 10 March 2014 0

Starting a new Monday series focusing on the architects and designers shaping Warsaw’s future, the Insider speaks to Natalia Paszkowska of WWAA Warsaw. What is your opinion of Warsaw’s modern architecture, and where does it stand in comparison to other major international cities. That’s a tricky question because first... Read more