modelsoffbeauty creates open-ended assemblages of entangled ways of life. the studio designs an inclusive narrative of commons, simultaneously conveying complex ideas and concepts. our designs build around the idea of unity, which is abundant in folk tales, gossips, myths, sagas, and traditions. the proposals often have an instinct. they invite unknown natures to emerge in surprising scenarios. by promising cohabitation in the multi-species landscape, they remediate soils, cleanse waters, sweat, produce scents. they nourish from borrowing and exchange between material and non-material. projects are strategic and slowly grow with time. the construction process intertwines from the beginning with geometry, form, and spatial organization. ‘making of’ assembles future users. final spatial outcome shifts from fractured design phases into a symbiotic and interdependent whole. the construction site becomes as fascinating as the design itself. moffb is a studio created by Magdalena Gorecka, an architect and educator based in Warsaw, Vienna and Tamale.
WEST AFRICA, GHANA, 2019-2021 the new guabuliga market structure was designed aiming to attract traders to the remote town and strengthen the socio-economic performance of the community. With the cellular polygonal geometry, high quality, robust materiality, and novel construction techniques the new guabuliga market combines the ideas of growth and appropriation. market’s open pavilion-like design comprises a concrete floorscape and metal roofscape that respond to programmatic, climatic, and urban parameters. the project was finalist for the Archdaily Building of The Year and won Architectural Masterprize in category Discovery of The Year 2020.
it is an initiative that promotes a short-term stay within Tamale Metropolitan. it is organized around the idea of mixture of private and common spaces which are hidden within the gardens. It aims to promote sustainable lifestyle and construction methods which could be then repeated in future for different uses. the spaces provide areas for body and mind balance, nocturnal movie screenings mixed with fitness between indigenous plants. for non-occupant times it provides the space for processing of the fruits on the rooftops and permaculture in the gardens. the spatial organisation is based on island typology where inside there are private living units in 3 different formats: an extrovert, introvert and condensed. the perimeter of the private unit agglomerations provides pergolas, gardens and common spaces for both work and leisure.