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1978 | 1 | 35-46
Article title

Szkicowa koncepcja bydynku przy ulicy Emilii Plater w Warszawie

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Title variants
EN
OUTLINE PROJECT OF AN OFFICE BUILDING IN EMILII PLATER STREET IN WARSAW
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The presently discussed outline project of an office building to be constructed in 28 Emilii Plater Street, Warsaw, was designed at the Institute for the Foundations of the Development o f Architecture, Warsaw College o f Science and Technology, within the frameworks o f a study on revalorization o f a major complex o f the built-up area dating from the second half o f the 19th and the early 20th century. In the area covered by the research, and situated in the centre of Warsaw, there is to be found a site once occupied by a building which has been pulled down. At the time of commencement of the said study there was already available a project design o f an office building to be raised in the said site. The project aroused, however, numerous objections since it referred neither to the dimensions and skyline nor the character o f the neighbouring tenement-houses. Hence two variants o f the project prepared as an attempt at introducing there architectonic forms which, though up-to-date, would be harmonized with the historical surroundings. The authors o f the project started from the assumption that the new building seen from more distant parts of the central area would make an impression o f one similar to the neighbouring nineteenth century houses and, at close quarters, of a structure typical of modern architecture. The inspiration were the characteristic traits of employed in moulding a tenementhouse, e.g. the rhythm o f window openings, crossections of the roof, more pronounced outline o f lower storeys and the crowning and light-and-shade effects of the bay windows and details. They were translated into a modern modular system o f shield walls and also of the roofs, built of plastic materials with the outer layer o f imported mat asbestic tile having a fine, slight relief or a layer o f plaster. The door and window trims are o f yellow metal. In the design of inner elevation large glazed surfaces and inclined walls were introduced in order to provide for better insolation of the interior.
Year
Issue
1
Pages
35-46
Physical description
Dates
published
1978
Contributors
  • doc. dr, Instytut Podstaw Rozwoju Architektury Politechnika Warszawska
  • mgr, Instytut Podstaw Rozwoju Architektury Politechnika Warszawska
author
  • mgr, Instytut Podstaw Rozwoju Architektury Politechnika Warszawska
References
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Publication order reference
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