Oskar Hansen, Lech Tomaszewski and Stanisław Zamecznik, model of their proposed extension to the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw, 1958 (Source: Ciam '59 in Otterlo. Documents of Modern Architecture, Hilversum, 1961).
Paris or Moscow? Warsaw Architects and the Image of the Modern City in the 1950s
[image] Architect and pedagogue Oskar Hansen influenced an entire generation of Polish artists and architects and is remembered for his theory of Open Form--a utopic architectural form melding public and private space. Open Form worked well when applied to the intellectual artwork of his students, for example the Polish neo-avant-garde duo KwieKulik, who count Hansen as a major influence. But when applied to actual architecture, such as the winding Warsaw housing project Przyczółek…
40 years of Przyczółek Grochowski, Oskar Hansen's failed Warsaw housing project