17 November 2007

Krzywy Domek (Crooked House)

This building is located in the town of Sopot in Poland (near Gdańsk) by the Baltic Sea. It was designed by architectural firm Szotynscy & Zaleski who were inspired by Polish fairytale illustrator Jan Marcin Szancer and Swedish artist Per Dahlberg.



From the Krzywy Domek website
Historia Krzywego Domku

W sercu Trójmiasta tuż przy uroczym sopockim deptaku Monte Cassino znajduje się Krzywy Domek- najbardziej nietypowa nieruchomość w Polsce. Taka, której pozazdrościć nam może niejedno miasto. To tu mieszczą się restauracje, kafejki, sklepy i biura, wszystko wygląda jak z bajki. Inspiracją stały się rysunki Pera Dahlberga.


The building is actually bigger than it looks from the street frontage and is on four levels, with shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and offices.







Salvador Dali would have loved it.

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I didn't do much today except walk to the shops for supplies.

Kim came over tonight for dinner which was baked marinated lamb chops with baked Kipfler potatoes and blanched broccolini.

This time of the year is great for seasonal produce like mangoes (from northern Australia) and more locally grown stone fruit like apricots and nectarines. And it is asparagus season.

4 comments:

Miss_K said...

Wow, that is one groovy building! Thanks for posting!

Bogdan, the editor said...

Oh! We want one!

PierreJ said...

An amazing building! Thanks for sharing your photographs of it - I have also placed a link to your article at trivago as I am sure our visitors would appreciate them just as much as I.
Regards,
Pierre

Kiara said...

While I was reading the posts, I remember my trip to BArcelona. Definitely it seems to have a Modernist influence but it's a little bit more contemporary!
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Great post!
K.