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ctrl+n and PL Studio are an architectural design studio created by cooperation of two brands. The main idea behind our creative work  is to expose pure features of objects and spaces – from concept to realisation. Our projects are inspiring and distinctive due to our focus on detail and harmonious integrity of things.
For us, each and every project is unique. We are cooperating with architects, designers and professionals of various different disciplines.

Patryk Żurawski

architect IARP

+48 603 175 739

plz@plstudio.com.pl

Stalowa Street 11, Warsaw, Poland

Agnieszka Łańko

architect

+48 668 381 171

agnieszka.lanko@gmail.com

Stalowa Street 11, Warsaw, Poland

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The Museum of the Lubomirski Princes

Wrocław

The new headquarters of the museum – a word that evokes associations with the fortress that protects the cultural and scientific heritage accumulated over centuries and generations. Keeping in mind that the main function of the museum is to store the collections and the educational function is added, we wanted to design a building whose external expression will evoke respect and seriousness due to the work done by Museists, which will be an elegant and dignified form that may represent the Museum of Lubomirski Princes.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski

Single-family house reconstruction

Bronisze

The main purpose of the reconstruction was to increase the living space both in the attic and the ground floor of the building. The house has been extended towards the eastern border of the plot creating a arcade in front of the entrance and a large living room inside. The bedrooms in the attic were enlarged and lit using dormers. The buliding is refreshed and the colours are simplified – a graphic combination of white walls and a black roof creates a modern character.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Gabriela Kalecińska
Michał Sokołowski

Lapidarium Cafe

Warsaw

The Lapidarium cafe is located in the Museum of Warsaw. Its arrangement refers formally and materially to the exhibition, however a larger proportion of the wooden furniture creates warm and cosy interior.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski

Chełmska 30 m2

Warsaw

A cozy apartment on the top, third floor of a tenement house from 1934.
The flat consists of a living room with a kitchenette and a dining area, a bedroom with a part for work on a platform, which hides cache for other necessities.
The bedroom part is a comfortable double bed hidden in the wall. A large desk located next to the window with a tree view for two people.
In addition, the atmosphere of the apartment itself is strengthened by a renovated pre-war tenement house with an original staircase.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski

2+2 flat

(PL) Warszawa

A flat for 2+2 family in the Bemowo district in Warsaw.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski

Main exhibition – The Pileccy Museum
3RD PRIZE IN THE COMPETITION

Ostrów Mazowiecka

The character of the building and the composition of the rooms is not the easiest to lead a linear story about the exhibition- the loop movement causes the return through rooms that we had visited earlier, so we decided to change the order of 10 themes in several places permanent exhibition. After going through the multimedia part we start visiting the exhibition from the history of Ostrów Mazowiecka to the 1930s, because this is where we are – at Maria Ostrowska’s home. Then we get to know the biography of Witold Pilecki from his birth to getting to know Maria, the story of their love. Contrary to the obvious associations, we have not decided to place topics related to World War II or Pilecki’s process in the basement, because the contrast that arises in the collision of this subject with the renovated interiors of the house and renovated furniture seems to emphasize the big loss. In the basement there is only a “trailer” of the part of the exhibition related to the drama of the war and Pilecki’s trial in the form of his quotation. On the ground floor, the first theme visitors will see is the story of Maria and Witold Pilecki during World War II. Then, the situation of Ostrów Mazowiecka and its population at the same time, the conspiracy and destruction of the city is presented. Maria’s post-war fate is another topic on our tour path. The last theme presented on the ground floor is the post-war battle of the Cursed Soldiers and the trial and death of Witold Pilecki. By entering the attic, we become acquainted with the contemporary Ostrowia and the presence of the Captain in the awareness and memory of living Poles.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski
Gabriela Kalecińska

Offline cabin

Warszawa

The idea of a tree house located in the center of a large city is a response to the need to exclude yourself from the chasing reality. A hut in a forest where any signs of electronics and gadgets are included gives you the opportunity to truly relax and connect yourself with surrounding nature. Moreover, this place is so close that you do not need to plan a large trip. As the originator of Dawid Zalesky says about it:
“A tree house is real as real your or my world can be. It’s a return to joy and sincerity. It is a return to nature. It is to be an oasis, a lesson of knowledge and contact with matter and nature. A shelter from the present and intrusive online world. It has to create bonds, emotions and develope intuitions. It is a fun and thoughtlessness. “

http://www.chatkaoff.pl/

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski
Gabriela Kalecińska
Dawid Zalesky (highstudio.me)

Single-family house

Michałowice

Single-family house designed for a family 2 + 2. A simple shape, large glazing and overhang of the upper part create a modern architectural expression.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Jakub Sobczyk
Michał Sokołowski

Central Square

Warsaw

An important aspect is the introduction of spatial elements that constitute characteristic places and landmarks in the space of the Square. The geometric form of the water surface, the creation of the green oasis and the spatial extraction of the Honorary Court- these elements help the square’s user’s to recognize in this space and create friendly meeting places. The linear arrangement of the “water surface” and the separated greenery underlines the axis of the Square. The high greenery located in the space between the Honorable Court and the Palace of Culture and Science aims to visually diminish the Square as viewed from Złota street, as well as dragging the recreation area from the square in front of the Bar Studio and the Kulturalna café to the urban interior. Permanent seats and low greenery were located in the southern side of the Square.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Agata Bosiacka
Gabriela Kalecińska
Michał Sokołowski

Żeromski Theatre
DISTINCTION IN THE COMPETITION

Kielce

The idea behind the project was to create an open theater that would paraphrase the master-would be a play machine.

His new closing section of the courtyard would formally stand in contrast to the historic tissue-monumental theater building with the main theater, but would additionally provide a functionally historic part. It would be an open “factory,” which shows the complex process of creating a showroom where decorations, costumes or wigs are being prepared, which viewers may not be aware of. We wanted the whole work put into every performance was not only a backstage to the theater, but it became an important asset – also a visual one.

The façades of the new building were designed to give the impression of a solid cross section, which was emphasized by the steel frame in the exterior. Through the gateway we enter not only into the urban interior, but additionally technical aesthetics of the new architecture creates the atmosphere of the interior of the machine, whose work lasts almost all the time.

The ground floor of the new development is not only the studio but also the Small Stage, whose formula has been enriched with more usable capacity. In summer the wall of the Hall opens and the audience pours into the courtyard to create a theater in a more urban street form.

The entrance to the newly designed section was accentuated by a high arcade.

Historical interiors have been treated in a manner similar to that which is visible outside – common functions accompanying the theater such as cloakrooms, toilets or reception and cash desks have been “stitched” spatially into monochrome boxes which, by strong formal and material cut off from historic spaces and details of the interiors of the epoch.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski
Agata Bosiacka
Bartosz Zawieja (Pracownia Akustyczna)

Cooperation:

Bartosz Łysikowski

Museum of Wola District
3RD PRIZE IN THE COMPETITION

Warszawa

The idea for the interior design of the Museum of Wola district was to create such a space that, in an attractive and legible way for the recipient, introduces it into the cultural world of exhibition spaces arranged in all rooms available for it.
Use of modern solutions, such as multimedia screens, touch panels, suspended projectors, it is possible to create the image of the Museum as a modern place, meeting the current needs of a multi-sensory perception.
The materials used in the project refer to the industrial character of the historical Wola as well as to the history of the Sikorski Palace itself belonging to the famous sculptor Andrzej Sikorski.
The story about the Museum begins in the surrounding area, when the attention of the recipient is returned through the elements of small architecture laid out in front of the building, visual identification placed on the pylon and a strong color accent on the floor.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski
Agata Bosiacka
Gabriela Kalecińska

PURE-SAND Boutique Hotel

Ostrowo

The main objective of this project was to create simple building block which would not dominate the surrounding area. The local Area Development Plan and our aim to project a building coherent with natural seaside area made us to create two separate building blocks connected with each other by underground space. Archetypical form of the house was an inspiration for overall design.

A hall with entrance and reception desk, restaurant and hotel rooms are on the ground- and upper floors. Underground space consists of spa-zone, swimming-pool, pub and car park.

The focal point of the underground part is an atrium which allows better light exposure but also serves as a cosy, intimate space for hotel guests.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Przemo Konopka
Michał Sokołowski

Cooperation:
Luiza Anyszka
Bartek Łysikowski

Streets of Nowa Praga district
DISTINCTION IN THE COMPETITION

Warszawa

The idea of Środkowa Street reconstruction was to create a multifunctional space, which aims to invite Warsaw residents to discover Praga district again.
We designed the woonerf – a space shared between pedestrians, cyclists and cars, with the priority of these first. The woonerf starts with a square which surface contains varyfied heights of meadow grass surfaces and rhytically planted trees.
Good urban space is also a place of fun not only for the youngest. Therefore, designed floors give the opportunity not only to walk comfortably, but also to change their equal divisions into a meadow full of flowers drawn with chalk. The lack of marking pavements, curbs and other typical street elements opens up wider possibilities of using the yard. Already at the height of the square, the floor level rises to the height of the pavement, thus forcing the vehicles to slow down.
Changing some streets to one-way streets allows for increasing the width of the pavement for pedestrians and cyclists. Parking spaces are reduced. The whole street is lightened with tall lamps. There is also floor light designed.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski
Agata Bosiacka
Gabriela Kalecińska

Museum of Warsaw – Main exhibition “The Things of Warsaw”

Old Town Market Square, Warsaw

The main idea behind our project of the Main Exhibition is to create a space for art & history. The exhibition is addressed to modern customers to expose new and deeper meanings of presented items.

Museum is located in eight old town tenements buildings – a very distinguish space for main exhibition. The design of the exhibition is created to be inherent with natural beauty of the historical spaces.

Style of the main exhibition is simple and modern, made of gentle materials such as black and white steel, oak wood and plain, anti-glare glass.

http://muzeumwarszawy.pl/en/the-things-of-warsaw/team-of-the-core-exhibition-the-things-of-warsaw/

http://tvnwarszawa.tvn24.pl/informacje,news,z-kamera-w-skarbcu-warszawy,233043.html

#rzeczywarszawskie

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski

Cooperation:
Karol Bień
Bartosz Łysikowski
Aleksandra Matyas
Marcin Skubiszewski
Marcin Węgrzynek
Janusz Steczkowski
Michał Jędroszkowiak
Marcin Bieńka
Małgorzata Zych
Jakub Sobczyk

   

Single-family house extension

Michałowice, Poland

Single family house extension among single family suberbs. Within the existing building, an additional storey in the attic with an additional staircase has been designed.  Due to the existing line of construction, all new parts must have been guided with street buildig alignment.

The reconstructed house became a prominent feature of Michałowice’s main avenue.

In construcion.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski

Bowreach Company office building

Warsaw

This is a project of an office building set in a residential area of single-family detached houses. The overall form of a building was designed as a calm and coherent part of its surroundings. The building block is simple with additional component of an outdoor staircase which is located from the garden side. The facade of the building was plastered and painted in black what makes it to be a gentle and elegant component of the street.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Bartosz Łysikowski

Additional interiors- Museum of Warsaw

(PL) Warszawa

The project of the main exhibition “Things of Warsaw” is complemented by the interiors of the spaces such as main hall, cafe, library or museum store. We designed these interiors to make a coherent whole with previously designed exhibition spaces.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski

The Local Activity Center in Szczecin

Szczecin

The Local Activity Center in Szczecin is a place where the inhabitants of the Podjuchy district will have the opportunity of many meetings. Meetings with designed greenery, meetings with sport or theatre. Meetings with music, art, coffee and a book. But above all, meetings with people – mostly with their neighbors. The key is to create a multifunctional space in which all scheduled activities can take place, involving the local community. The extensive and varied functional program CAL and the picturesque landscape of the plot determined the architectural form of the building.
The main idea of ​​the Local Activity Center project was to create a clear and functional space that is in harmony with the surrounding nature. The sculpted shape of the building blends into the existing landscape, drawing the green of the park inside, illuminating the internal communication. He follows the terrain to create a cascading, picturesque layout of rising volumes that rise towards the park. The overriding premise was to create two storeys of the building, however, using the terrain – part of the ground floor was underground and the first floor elevated to the escarpment also gives the impression of a one-story building. The main functions of the object are marked with clear, solid lumps with heights adapted to the activities taking place in them, while the communication that connects them creates lower spaces that also serve exhibitions of things developed within the framework of the Center’s activities. Practically from every place dedicated to human activity, a wide view of the surrounding nature opens up. In the building of the hall with the chamber scene, the front was designed to cover the window opening with aluminum razor blades in order to keep the impression of one solid in the external view. The back part of the room was treated similarly with the view of the escarpment.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski

Cooperation:

Bartosz Łysikowski

The Princes Czartoryski Museum

Krakow

Designing a new exhibition of the Primces Czartoryski Museum in Krakow is in many respects a very difficult issue. The main reason is, apart from the diversity of the exhibits, the dual presentation of them.

In the Vienna Victorian Hall there are collections connected with the valiant history of Poland – a romantic way of presentation, which refers to the emotional presentation, to the mood of patriotic and dense arrangement of exhibits. By using 19th century desktop display cabinets and hangers. Part of the collection is presented in new showcases that are able to fit more exhibits and give you the opportunity and accumulation, which is related to the romantic trend. In addition, there are plans – after entering the Hall, you can see a collection of saddles, sapphires and souvenirs by Sieniawski, behind which you can see a ceremonial tent with armor on wooden stands, whose composition was treated scenographically, which is to stimulate the emotional reception of the collection. The designed discrete lighting, dark oak floor and over-exposed exhibits are an interpretation of Izabela Czartoryska’s private museum.

A completely different current is filled up the second floor, which refers to the collection of Władysław Czartoryski. We treated the artistic scientific institution in a very systematic way. The light-filled rooms, the amphitheater with a gallery offering also places to sit and contemplate the pictures and ordering the collected works, refer to Wladyslaw Czartoryski’s leading thought. It was decided to change the present way of presenting the most valuable work – Lady with an Ermine. Leonardo da Vinci’s dedicated room is also filled with light – a bright room that creates the climate of openness, accessibility and domination of the scientific approach to emotional and private collections.

The cafeteria is a public space, so we designed a bright, spacious cafeteria that evokes associations with chic but tamed interiors. The marble countertops have been combined with historic wall coverings, soft armchairs and warm wood counters on which there is a large curved brass-finished site filled with cakes. The whole arrangement was filled with discreet wall lamps and mirrors. We decided to recreate the two playgrounds with stucco ceilings, so that the interior would characterize the exhibition space. The lowered ceiling over the bar area was finished with a mirror, which gives the impression of continuation of the decorative facade.

New showcases are made of three materials – light gray nowzoe, safety anti-reflective glass and black metal details. Standing cabinets are in the form of low platforms, where stands for exhibits are placed – all covered with a glass shade, the edges of which are finished with a black sheet.
The interior of the microclimate cabinet with the lady with the elliptical was finished with natural stone.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski

cooperation:
Przemo Konopka

Roman Catholic Church at the Nowe Żerniki housing estate

Nowe Żerniki Residential Area, Wroclaw

The idea of architectural & urban project of Roman Catholic Church in ‘European Capital of Culture – Nowe Żerniki Residential Area’ in Wroclaw is to tie architectural and art values in one space with regard to specifics of liturgical needs.

Our objective was to integrate the buildings with surrounding green areas as its harmonious part, not as a dominant object.

The Church and its surroundings were aimed to be an inclusive, welcoming space for local inhabitants as a coherent part of nearby culture and education areas. The green belt between blocks was designed as a space with high and low greenery integrated with the surface. Street furniture consists of simple, monolithic bends and slime pillars which can serve as lanterns.

 

Contest: 2016

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski
Bartosz Łysikowski
Jakub Sobczyk

The museum of cursed soldiers and political prisoners of the Polish People’s Republic

Rakowiecka Street 37, Warsaw

The main aim of this project was to interconnect exhibition buildings with other facilities, so passing from one to another would be easy and comfortable for visitors.

We took into account current location of buildings. Our objective was to preserve existing arrangement of the area, stick to our esthetitcs and smoothly implement demands of the contest’s jury.

The result of our work was an outdoor corridor ‘spacerniak’ (prison yard) adjoint to facades of historical buildings. In some parts ‘spacerniak’ fuses with old, historical elements. For example, like in the main hall, where the entrance to ‘spacerniak’ took place of old windows, creating intriguing space where the old meets the new.

Temporary exhibitions space located on the ground floor of one of the buildings on Rakowiecka street was also interconnected with ‘spacerniak’. It created an interesting exhibition area.

This design would allow visitors to benefit from modern solutions while experiencing the ambience of historic space. Exploring the area would also give a feeling of confinement – being in closed, limited area while the outer world is so near.

 

Contest: 2017

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski
Bartosz Łysikowski

WEST STATION I office building

Warsaw

Concept design of entrance hall of West Station I office building in Warsaw.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Marcin Bieńka
Michał Sokołowski

One-family house. Interior design

Babice

Interior design of one-family house. Every space was arranged with general coherency to given style but accordingly to needs of a young investor. Conference space and kitchen were made of soft, natural materials with a contrast of bright green chairs. A moss-covered wall is the main component of the intimate and darkish bathroom, making remarkable, exotic impression in the whole room. Attic was created as an open space. 

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski

The European Center For Healthy Eye. Extension

Hołubcowa St. Warsaw

The main idea behind the development of European Center for healthy eye was to create a simple building block with rythmic facade where surgery and treatment rooms would be located. Second floor facade is coherent with the lower floor levels, with the exception of windows. As there was no need for daylight on this floor, we decided to design panels instead of windows.

The new part of the building block is coherent with the existing one, creating a fully functional clinic building.

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski
Jakub Sobczyk

Asseco Poland Company Headquarter

Branickiego Street 13, Warsaw

Project 2008-2010

Realisation 2010-2012

Cooperation with the HRA Architects http://hra.pl/portfolio-item/siedziba-asseco/

 

 

 

 

In-fill multifamily building

M. Bacciarellego Street, Wrocław

Project 2007

Realisation 2008

Design in cooperation with ‘Architektura- Planowanie Paweł Horn’

 

Designers:

dr inż. arch. Paweł Horn
Patryk Żurawski
Maciej Kowaluk

Two detached multi-family houses

M. Bacciarellego & K. Olszewskiego Street, Wrocław

Project 2006

Realisation 2007

 

Design in cooperation with ‘Architektura- Planowanie Paweł Horn’

Designers:

dr inż. arch. Paweł Horn- main designer

Patryk Żurawski,

Maciej Kowaluk

Broniewskiego “Orszy” Local Recreational Center

Stanislaw Broniewski's "Orsza" Square, Warsaw

The main objective of the project was to make a connection between Broniewskiego square and Szustra park to create one vast green area in the centre of Warsaw. The main problem posed location of Pulawska street – right in the middle of the two locations – with its busy traffic.

We decided not to isolate Orsza park from Pulawska street, but instead we designed open space with characteristic high greenery.

Two locations were interconnected by wide pedestrian crossing on Pulawska street creating one continuous pedestrian area.

The flooring of the surface of both locations was standarised by using the same materials and colours. We designed bright concrete pavement with characteristic composition of paving slabs. The only exceptions were crucial places like near-pedestrian crossing zones were the texture of materials were different.

The local center was designed as a friendly area for recreation and relaxation. Our main aim was to address the needs of people of all ages. Street furniture and lightning create a cosy ambience.

Building blocks situated in the local center consists of three pavillions located in Orsza park in the place of existing commercial premises. Tiny pavillons blocks are cuboid shaped and not higer than the ground floor level of surrounding tenements buildings. All walls are glazed. Interiors and surroundings of every pavillon are in one of the following colours: yellow, blue and pink.

 

Contest: 2016

Designers:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski
Bartosz Łysikowski

Walk-in closet. Contest

Warsaw

Three projects presenting different ways of designing a walk-in closet in a bedroom. Each project presents possibilities of spatial and material design of such spaces.

In bright and ascetic interior of the bedroom, the walk-in closet was design as an intimate zone painted in darkish colours with additional component of natural wooden details. There a few steps leading to the closet and the whole space is divided into two parts – one for each partner.

Second project is for neatness loving couple. Dark, wooden furniture consists of multiple shelves and drawers full of sorted garment. Customers can relish this perfect view through the glass door. This availability of seeing the interior of the closet and its functionality underlines the importance of closets in modern apartments.

Monochrome design, wooden grey floor, black furniture and openwork wall create soft, soothing ambience for calm and grayness loving couple. Vintage leather items add some coziness. Large mirrors create optical impression of vast space. They can be also used to plan a perfect outfit and much more.

 

Designera:

Agnieszka Łańko
Patryk Żurawski
Michał Sokołowski