A collection of illustrated paper cut-out models representing 1960-80s modernist and brutalist architecture of Katowice, capital of Upper Silesian Industrial Region (Poland). The series features: iconic buildings to be found in the city centre (Spodek, Superjednostka), a charactersitic star-shaped estate (Osiedle Gwiazdy), prefab panel blocks from the outskirts (Osiedle Odrodzenia, currently under thermo-modernization), as well as the controversial brutalist building of Katowice railway station demolished in 2011. To celebrate the unique character of Katowice, we also include a bonus of a post-industrial "Katowice" pit-shaft. The collection is made up of six illustrated models to assemble and exhibits all kinds of original details present on the buildings` facades.


The collection takes us on a tour around the iconic post-industrial conurbation wich remains a unique hub of socialist modernist architecture in central Europe.

The whole set is Eco-friendly - printed on 100% recycled paper and cardboard, and includes a short technical note on the architects, year of construction and exact location of each building, as well as demolition details, if applicable.

'Blokowice' is available in our online shop and bookshops around Europe.

Dobry Wzór 2016 / Good Design Award 2016 
Nomination by Polish Institute of Industrial Design

Architecture  I  Editorial design  I  Product design  I   2015

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