Defining the architectural space : rationalistic or intuitive way to architecture : monograph. Vol. 5 = Definiowanie przestrzeni architektonicznej : racjonalistyczna czy intuicyjna droga do architektury : monografia. Vol. 5

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Archigram – an intuitive way to architecture

Żuk, Paweł
Fragment of a book
2018
In 1961, a group of six British architects released the first issue of Architecture Telegram. A completely unprofessional-looking, two-page newsletter was published in an unimpressive print run of 400 copies. In the following issues, the number of pages and number of copies increased and the name shortened. Today we know this newsletter under the name Archigram, which we identify with a group formed by three angry young architects and three experienced, less angry, but with an open mind. In this way, an explosive mixture was created. They rejected pathos, rationalism and historical ballast in architecture. In the years of their activity as a group, Archigram realized only three non-serious projects; among them the pool for Rod Stewart seems to be the most serious. They also left behind thousands of unrealized, futuristic, often bizarre and impractical visions. They were like Thomas Alva Edison in the world of architecture, who had only a few brilliant inventions on over 1000 patented, the rest was completely useless. However, if we ask a question, who has had a significant influence on the world of contemporary architecture, perhaps many will answer: Archigram.

(Re)searching forms of the future. Futurism and contemporary architecture

Tyc, Grzegorz
Fragment of a book
2018
The question of the future has always troubled men’s minds. The origin is a metaphysical desire for the unknown. The progress of civilization is based on the rational actions of the researchers, scientists, engineers. On the other hand, the artists and the architects of great imagination and intuition look for new forms to shape the surrounding world. They use contemporary technology and science as the source of inspiration to make the future world a better place.This paper researches examples of contemporary architecture that is often described as “avant-garde”, “futuristic” or “neo-futuristic”. It compares the latest architectural projects with the historical visions of future known from art, architecture and cinema.

Housing applied. Rationalisation and individualisation of the living space

Tulkowska-Słyk, Karolina
Fragment of a book
2018
The pursuit of architecture completely subordinated to function and the search for forms inspired by technology, in the most personal sphere regarding dwelling, brought solutions which shaped the contemporary idea of the home. Starting from spatial experiments and attempts to create a universal standard for living space, through concepts responding to the growing needs of industrial and information society, to solutions that reconcile two contradictions: typicalization and individualisation. In the article, we will follow the selected trends, ventures and concepts in housing, the aim of which was to create a modern and comfortable living space.

Rationalism and intuition in urban planning. The case of Philadelphia

Pieczara, Marta
Fragment of a book
2018
Stretched between the rivers Delaware and Schuylkill, Philadelphia is characterized by an orthogonal street network, delineated according to a plan drafted by Thomas Holme in the second half of the 17th century. The city’s uncomplicated urban plan was to be complemented by architecture equally as rational. Two centuries later it has been improved by the architect Paul Phillip Cret and the landscaper Jaques Gréber, who were both trained in the spirit of Beaux-Arts and, nonetheless, did not hesitate to use their intuition. Their work was a key element of the policy aimed at the city’s beautification, which served as a basis for the City Beautiful movement. Devoted to the development of Philadelphia’s urban form, this paper aims to show how both rational trends and intuitive actions do complement each other in order to create the city’s unique character.

Exhibition – the space created for the exhibit

Gyurkovich, Magdalena
Fragment of a book
2018
Designing the architecture of exhibitions, especially the exhibition space, means a constant striving for attractiveness and diversity. To create a spectacular exhibition space requires talent, sensitivity and intuition from the creator, as well as experience, knowledge and the ability to apply it. The relationship between the architecture of the exhibition and the exhibit is space, tension – a dialogue that determines success and is often the essence of the balance between rationality and that which is elusive, unique for this event, impossible to guarantee. An exhibition is a place where the cognitive process should occur, but it should also be a space for the emotions of experience, and such a combination necessitates a rational and intuitive approach in the design process.