Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki in OFF Czarek radio broadcast, Radio TOK fm.


Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki nominated for Design Alive Awards 2015.

Information from the magazine Design Alive:

Jola Starzak, Dawid Strębicki, architects, Atelier Starzak Strebicki – for non-standard thinking in design, for insight-fullness, curiosity and especially for the exhibition “Home.Housing.Dwelling“.


For the WTZ (day-care centre for people with mental disabilities) in Ruda Komorska, we guided three day artistic and educational workshop dedicated to people with mental disabilities. The workshop is part of the project “5 zmysłów. Dystans”. Ruda Komorska, Greater Poland region, Poland.


Competition entry for the project Targowisko Świt, Poznan, Poland.


Article for Newsweek Psychology 2/2015 “Oswajanie przestrzeni”.


Interview with Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki for IKS – Poznański Informator Kulturalny, Sportowy i Turystyczny 10 (288)/2015 “Tu teraz jest energia”.


Exhibition Home.Housing.Dwelling will be exhibited at Łódź Design Festival 2015: Consequences. At the following. Address: Exhibition space in Gallery OFF, Piotrkowska 138/140, Łódź. The exhibition has been created specially for the festival Gdynia Design Days. Festival Gdynia Design Days is organized by the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia and Center for Design Gdynia.


We participate in the postcard project “Architects VS Rest of the World” by the Itinerant Office.  Here below our answer to the question put forward by Gianpiero Venturini “What is the role of the architect in contemporary society?”

Agnieszka: Architecture is (not) proportion
Bartek: Architecture is (not) us
Dawid: Architecture is (not) doing things
Jola: Architecture is (not) creating networks
Luis: Architecture is (not) analysis
Maciej: Architecture is (not) over
Marta: Architecture is (not) interspace
Pawel: Architecture is (not) solution
Tomasz: Architecture is (not) life

We put everywhere „not” in between the brackets, as we’re uncertain if we will be feeling and thinking the same way tomorrow.

Here below addition by Gianpiero to our answer:

Dawid and Jola are running Atelier Starzak Strebicki and they have asked to the office to contribute to the postcard, an interesting participative vision on our profession.

Maybe we should also add: „Architecture is (not) participation”, what is (not) architecture, for you?

More about the project on archvsrestoftheworld.com


Opening of “Łóżkoteka” on Plac Wolności in Poznań. Project was developed by Jola Starzak together with Agnieszka Mazurek and Ewa Śliwińska.


Opening of the exhibition Home.Housing.Dwelling during Gdynia Design Days 2015.

Exhibition text:

What’s the quality of public, private and collective space in polish housing estates? Does it help to create a social life and build the network of relationships between the inhabitants? What happens between the buildings? Exhibition Home.Housing.Dwelling is a result of collaborative research of architects and sociologists on the issue of common polish housing estates. Field for studies and subject of research are six different housing areas, focusing on the topic of everyday life.

The exhibition shows among others: books and magazines related with the issue of quality of housing and public space, results of studies of Polish constitution and selected acts of law, which describe and are responsible for the quality of urbanism in Poland. And above all, results of research (including typology and density studies, photographs, movies, interviews with inhabitants) on six different housing estates in Gdynia and Poznań, which are part of the current urban fabric in the city and represent three different time periods: housing estates from the 30’s, pre-fabricated housing units from 70’s and contemporary housing neighborhoods realized by private developers.

Atelier Starzak Strebicki + Marta Skowrońska + Filip Schmidt

Team working on the exhibition: Jola Starzak, Dawid Strębicki, Marta Skowrońska, Filip Schmidt, Paulina Borucka, Tomasz Dabert, Irina Grishina, Kamila Iżykowicz, Joanna Januszewska, Agnieszka Kotschy, Maciej Polakowski, Marta Smektała, Bartosz Stanik, Anna Śmierzchalska

The exhibition took place from 3rd to 12th July and was created specially for the festival Gdynia Design Days 2015: Sieci. Festival Gdynia Design Days is organized by the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia and Center for Design Gdynia.


Malta Neons. We received one of the Malta Neons.

Text Malta Festival:

“During the birthday concert celebrating 25 years of Malta Festival we awarded five “Malta Neons” to people who we particularly value for their input in the festival’s development. In this way we continue a tradition started in 2010 when we awarded 20 Malta Masks. This year Malta Neons were awarded to: Hugo de Greef, Anna Hryniewiecka, Jacek Żakowski, Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki, as well as Grzegorz Głębocki.

Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki – for a new quality in Malta’s spatial order.

We are proud to call the space they designed two years ago the new urban order. We want to recognise Jola Starzak and Dawid Strębicki for their fresh aesthetic and for following people’s needs in designing Generator Malta. Thank you for your openness and energy, which you bring in to team Malta!”


Opening of the exhibition Gramy! as a part of 20th Biennale for Children Art at the Cultural Centre Zamek in Poznań, Poland.


Project Kitchen completed.


Project Wardrobe completed.


Publication of the second part of the interview with Flemish Government Architect Peter Swinnen in the architectural-magazine Zawód:Architekt #42. The talk was held by: Ewa Frankiewicz, Dawid Strębicki and Sebastian Osowski.