Defining the architectural space : rationalistic or intuitive way to architecture : monograph. Vol. 8 = Definiowanie przestrzeni architektonicznej : racjonalistyczna czy intuicyjna droga do architektury : monografia. Vol. 8

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Original architecture

Twardowski, Grzegorz
Fragment of a book
2018
The creator, through motivation, skills, sensitivity and appropriate emotions, is able to find fulfillment by creating works whose effect can be at most mediocre. Outstanding creativity requires predispositions supported by proper knowledge. This combination allows you to create your own work of art, shaping reality. Predispositions – talent is an intuition that will result only in the company of knowledge – rationalism. Intuition requires verification through rational interpretation.

Creative inspirations and technical thought in the architectural design of contemporary open pavilions

Stefańska, Anna
Fragment of a book
2018
The paper presents selected examples of contemporary pavilion facilities that were inspired by biomimicry and were created as a result of parametric algorithms. As small scale objects, with a simple function, pavilions constitute a testing ground for interdisciplinary architectural design. Such objects emphasize the synergy of intuition and technological rationality. Thanks to the availability of advanced generative techniques and contemporary achievements of engineering, designers are able to reproduce the patterns found in nature. Due to their ephemeral1 and unique nature, pavilion objects become a proving ground for architectural ideas which subordinate computational algorithms to rational creative thought. Architecture becomes organic, closer to the natural world and the architect uses contemporary computational tools to shape and mould the design for the environmental context.

Beauty – the most practical aspect of the Vitruvian Triad in the context of the eternity of architecture

Omieciński, Tomasz
Fragment of a book
2018
For architecture to resist the passing of time, rational thinking would seem to incline toward the notion, above all, of creating structures physically resilient and functional for the current lifestyle. Paradoxically, with this goal, the last of the Vitruvius Triad to come to mind here, beauty, usually determines the durability of the building. Léon Krier argues that neither current usefulness nor structural stability will guarantee the material inviolability of architecture. Contrary to rational thinking, it is beauty – the feature which the residents most frequently, and wholly intuitively, grasp – is in fact the most sterling assurance for the protection of the architectural work. Roger Scruton claims that people will happily devote their money to their restoration of an aesthetically pleasing building. Function can be converted along with social transformations, but dazzling, beautiful architecture will keep the work as unchanged.

Rational versus intuitive – on the approach to building a form and looking for a shape, on the example of Stefan Krygier’s architectural concept

Matuszewska, Joanna
Fragment of a book
2018
Analysing the work of Stefan Krygier, it can be clearly seen that the fascination with art and, in particular, painting was dominant. However, the architectural education of the artist was not without significance. Logic and the sense of engineering influenced the approach to painting, while his experience from art was transferred to thinking about buildings and urban space. His architectural designs and realizations, although few, stand out with their distinctive forms. Often, however, an individual detail of a building results from purely aesthetic reasons and is not of a practical nature. The most frequent principle of shaping solids was the combination of straight elements and curved forms in the form of gentle arches. As a student of Władysław Strzemiński, like his master, he rejected discretion in art. He was an opponent of understanding it only as spontaneity. He believed that in order to create something, it was necessary to build a system of mutual relations. In his opinion, talent itself was not enough to create a valuable work. His works (both artistic and architectural) show the co-existence of a rationalist approach, understood as the logical character of the relationship between individual parts and the whole, and an intuitive approach characterized by freedom in choosing the shapes of individual forms.

Rationalist and intuitive issues in temporary architecture

Mańkowska, Agnieszka
Fragment of a book
2018
Architecture is a broad discipline, which encompasses sciences and arts, and shapes the space around us. Its major part is durable architecture, permanently connected to the ground, very rational, bound by the strict rules of engineering, law, and fixed budgets. On the other hand, temporary architecture allows for greater freedom in making decisions and, despite certain unavoidable or intentional rational elements, it is the artistic trait that is of vital importance here. Multifaceted, shaped by so many various fields, a piece of architecture has a great chance of becoming a complete work, which fulfils its goals and receives general recognition.