Kontynuacja - aspekt oceny prawidłowości zamierzeń architektonicznych w zabytkowych układach przestrzennych
Continuation — an Aspect of the Assessment of the Regularities of Architectonic Intentions in Historical Spatial Configurations
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In the course of its history each town underwent assorted changes and, as a rule, developed and transformed its architecture. The process of such changes comprised the outcome of political and economic events, as well as of altering demands and aesthetic taste. Today, we observe strong investment pressure upon an intensive exploitation of the municipal area of Warsaw. This trend led to filling historically moulded fragments by means of new development, partially replacing the existing one, conceived as substandard. At the same time, the façades of totally damaged historical buildings, once characteristic for the centre of Warsaw, are being fragmentarily reconstructed. In accordance with the requirements of law, architectonic transformations in the preserved, prewar ( albeit not only) development are obligated to win conservation acceptance. Special emphasis must be placed on the concurrence of new architecture and historically shaped spatial expression as well as the continuation of the development of the given part of town. Drastic contrasts or salvage, at all cost, of prewar slums and worthless sheds should n o t take place. Despite a rath er favourable acceptance by part of local society attempts at restoring the architectonic image of Warsaw (or rather its fragments) by means of the reconstruction of the façades of demolished buildings appear to be out of place and constitute substitute activity, disclosing the workshop faults of the architects — authors o f the projects. A comprehension of architectural-town planning continuation and subjugation to its demands should improve the utilitarian and aesthetic assets of the town.
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