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Old October 2nd, 2014, 06:29 PM   #661
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Old October 4th, 2014, 02:58 AM   #662
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Post-1989 architecture retrospective opens in Warsaw

Culture minister Malgorzata Omilanowska has opened an exhibition in Warsaw highlighting major Polish architectural achievements since the fall of communism in 1989.




The show, held at the Museum of Modern Art, is designed to demonstrate the significance of architecture in the new political reality, as well as its impact on creating an image for Poland abroad. Twenty five models are on display, marking the 25 years since the collapse of communism. Minister Omilanowska said in a speech opening the show that looking at the examples chosen, one can see that “excellent architecture is being built in Poland,” adding that EU funds had provided an extra spur in the last 10 years. Among the models on display are those of the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor in Krakow, The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, and The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library in Katowice.




The exhibition has been organised by the monthly Architektura-Murator, and it will run until 14 December. The Museum of Modern Art is currently housed in temporary quarters on Panska Street, with new headquarters set to be opened in 2019, although the initial winning design will not be built owing to wrangles between City Hall and architect.


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That would be a very nice square if it wasn't surrounded by some of the most unsightly architecture known to humanity.
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There is unfortunately only one nice building there:

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That would be a very nice square if it wasn't surrounded by some of the most unsightly architecture known to humanity.
It would look nice after proper renovation.
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It would look nice after proper renovation.
Any chance of those buildings getting a makeover?
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That would be a very nice square if it wasn't surrounded by some of the most unsightly architecture known to humanity.
I really wish Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier could look on this square. Or even better - live there for many years, without right to leave it.
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Any chance of those buildings getting a makeover?
I would think that after they revitalized the square, there must be some plans to refresh those grey eye-sores. Let's just hope they don't choose some hideous colours when they do.
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Nothing a paint wouldn't fix.

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I really wish Adolf Loos and Le Corbusier could look on this square. Or even better - live there for many years, without right to leave it.
Did you just compare those buildings to the ones by Le Corbusier and Loos?
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Did you just compare those buildings to the ones by Le Corbusier and Loos?
No. But I'm sure it's their fault our cities became like this. I would like they could see the final result of their ideas.
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It would have happened regardless. We are just lucky we had architects like LeCorbusier create some early masterpieces beforehand.

Adolf Loos had nothing to do with it. His buildings don't look like that and it just sounds ignorant to pile all these great architects and visionaries into one blob and compare them to those cheap buildings. It's like hating the Parthenon for inspiring the monstrosities of the Skopje 2014 project.
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I don't think this topic is a suitable place for this discussion.
However, I have no doubt that if Loos thought twice before writing his pompous and arrogant "Ornament and Crime", our world would be a much more beautiful.
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Ornament isn't the sole thing that makes buildings beautiful. Keeping them maintained and with a unity of form, and good material quality is just as important.
There's also a reason most elegant designer products are sleek and without frilly decor.
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I agree, but detail is very important, it enriches a design, but it need not be frilly and beaux-arts classical in nature to be a detail, it's about refinement at the eye level.
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