in the (post) pandemic era, agnieszka białek, currently the owner of monolight studio, has created ‘enclaves on vistula riveran’, a floating co-working space in cracow, poland. the creative process was led by ecological values allowing the coexistence of nature and architecture, without interfering in the environment. besides, the elements allow changes of their location on the river, drifting near wawel castle, the city symbol.

all images courtesy of agnieszka białek / monolight studio

 

 

in times of social distancing, agnieszka białek / monolight studio seeks to provide a unique comfort zone and a sense of security. the oval-formed enclave’s interior is wrapped with integrated furnishings, allowing users to achieve individual positions during work. with a booking system, the construction function as a user-friendly space during day and night, without time limits. furthermore, to maintain the project’s ecological dimension, the accessibility for outsiders within the enclaves is achieved by a kayak.agnieszka białek proposes organic-shaped floating co-working space in cracow

 

 

the design of the project draws reference by the river foam shaping geometric arrangements. apart from this, another influence was the floating water lilies and their root system. the cells’ fragments take form as the leaves of these plants, while the enclaves placed on the cells resemble their flowers. an enclave serves as a private workspace installed on a platform that rests on floats.agnieszka białek proposes organic-shaped floating co-working space in cracow

 

 

the interconnected cells are anchored in the river bed, forming a single floating structure, creating modular systems on the water surface. the concept uses new technologies and methods of creation and design. the organic-shaped networks exist as 3D virtual models that could be 3D-printed in the future using waterproof, recyclable materials, within a few days.  agnieszka białek proposes organic-shaped floating co-working space in cracowagnieszka białek proposes organic-shaped floating co-working space in cracowagnieszka białek proposes organic-shaped floating co-working space in cracow

 

 

project info:

 

name: enclaves on vistula river

architect: agnieszka białek / monolight studio

redaction: paula fronc

professor: prof. dr hab. beata gibała-kapecka

assistant: kaja czajczyk, MA

location: vistula riveran, cracow, poland

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissionsfeature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina petridou | designboom

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