Technical Transactions iss. 11. Architecture iss. 6-A

Technical Transactions iss. 11. Architecture iss. 6-A

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Greenery in the historic area of Maria Konopnicka square in Suwałki

Interewicz, Urszula
Article
2014
This article presents the history of Maria Konopnicka Square in Suwałki, considering the reshaping the surrounding area during particular epochs of history. Also the concept of modernizing the Square is presented; the modernization being in progress – and the author’s own plan for organising the area of the Square is discussed.

The significance of greenery in the structure of old Kazimierz district in Kraków

Klimek, Julia
Article
2014
The article presents the form and character of Kraków’s old Kazimierz district, and its contemporary problems. Reference is made to the history of the site and architectural stratifications. Particularly emphasized is the role of greenery in the urban tissue and the importance of gardens associated with sacred objects is stressed.

Contemporary status and practical functions of monastic gardens in the Old City of Kraków (district no. 1)

Kluza, Iwona, Wąsik, Mateusz
Article
2014
The aim of the essay is to evidence research on the contemporary status and practical functions of monastic gardens in the Old City of Kraków (District no. 1). The authors focused on four major gardens in the area – in the Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Carmelites), the Pauline Fathers Monastery (Skałka), the Church of St. Bernardino of Siena (the Bernardines – a branch of the Franciscan Order) and the Conversion of St. Paul Church (Congregation of the Mission). All of these have a rich historical background. The analysis was provided according to such important criteria as urban surroundings, historical and contemporary status of gardens, their connection with the original plan, the upkeep of plants and trees, the possibility of visiting etc. The emphasis was put on historical background, modern tendencies and practical use of the art of gardends.

Revalorization of a manor garden in the context of its relationships with the surrounding landscape based on the błędów palace–garden ensemble

Misierewicz, Anna
Article
2014
Historical gardens are tangible testimony of the culture of bygone times. Formerly the whole surrounding landscape has been subordinated to the dominant, which was the manor house, and create a harmonious whole with it. With the ongoing development of villages and towns, landscape has been undergoing continuous transformation, and manor houses have been losing their status in area. Today there are not many buildings where the clear links with the surroundings have been preserved. Therefore, when undertaking revalorization it is worth considering the opportunities to reconstruct the garden in relation with its surroundings and preserve the cultural landscape of Błędów, which is unique to the region.

Analysis of changes in a nineteenth-century landscape park on the example of the Oborskich palace complex in Mielec

Kolisz, Dominika
Article
2014
This paper summarizes the systematized information about the Oborskich palace complex park. It contains analysis of the stylistic and compositional transformations, with an indication of the inconsistency in those transformations and the reasons for this. The article indicates the landscape values which are not properly used and delineates activities which aim to emphasize those values. It also specifies the importance this premise has on the local scale.

The contemporary significance of the Oliwa park and determination of its value as a work of garden art

Porada, Karolina
Article
2014
This paper presents the problems of the modern-day form of the Oliwa Park. The analyses of the history, composition, vegetation and contemporary artifacts, enabled the separation of sequences of garden interiors, which were subsequently indexed. The article contains a number of comparative analyses of artifacts and panoramas (past and present). The results of these studies may be the basis for making further analyses, conservation guidelines, and ultimately contribute to improving the state of the object.

The cultural and natural value of the calvary in Piekary Śląskie

Łebzuch, Bożena
Article
2014
The fine art of gardening in Poland abounds in garden layouts which place special emphasis on the theme of the sacred in landscape design. One of the instances in that respect is calvaries, i.e. a distinct group in the realm of sacred garden layouts that is primarily related to the Stations of the Cross and thus intended to commemorate the Passion of Jesus Christ. In addition, calvaries are designed with a view to reflecting the specific features of a given location and, in turn, emphasise the most significant natural and cultural values of the existing landscape.

The landscape value of the labour colony in Zabrze

Waryś, Ewa, Hodor, Katarzyna
Article
2014
The historic workers’ colonies in cities located in the Upper Silesian Industrial District are an example of very valuable cultural heritage of the Industrial Age. Based on the genius loci idea they create a sense of identity, and also a place for daily life. However, the undeniable landscape values of the historic groups of buildings are difficult to perceive due to the poor condition of architectural objects and urban structures.

Chinese garden art - a living tradition

Święcki, Marcin, Latkowska, Monika Joanna
Article
2014
The garden art of China is among the oldest in the world; the Chinese garden style has survived in almost unchanged form until contemporary times. The view of life and the customs of China’s inhabitants were affected from ancient times by philosophical-religious systems which also influenced the composition and designation of Chinese gardens, used for contemplation and in searching for internal harmony. They were inspired by the surrounding natural environment and were landscape in nature. This paper presents the main rules for the formation of Chinese gardens and for their arrangement in particular compositional elements.

The principles of plant selection in gardens designed by Eduard Petzold (1815-1891)

Jaworek, Justyna
Article
2014
Eduard Petzold is regarded as one of the most important German landscape garden art designers and theoreticians of the second half of the 19th century. He founded ‘Arboretum Muscaviense’ at Bad Muskau, which was very popular in the 19th century. His interest in dendrology was reflected in his garden designs. His garden plans included detailed plant selection guidelines. In Lower Silesia, 15 original plans survive, and so it is possible to investigate Petzold’s garden craft. This paper is aimed at raising awareness of the greenery composition principles applied by Eduard Petzold and at studying the surviving tree stands created in line with his recommendations in present-day parks.