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Kalisz Conference in Photographs

As a Programme Director, I invite you to see how Kalisz 2015 Symposium on urban reconstructions and restorations in post-1914 Europe was held: https://kaliszconference2015.wordpress.com/ Advertisements

“Polish House” – Ostrawa Morawska

The so called “national houses” evolved as an architectural type in the long 19-th century. As a public building, “Polish House” in Ostrawa presented very specific style to be associated with the local Polish community. Photo courtesy “Tygodnik Ilustrowany”.

“The most expensive house in the world”

The mansion of senator William A. Clark in New York was, according to the Warsaw “Illustrated Weekly” (“Tygodnik Ilustrowany”) the most expensive town house in the world. Several Polish newspapers commented on this famous residence at the time it was constructed. The short note on Clark’s mansion was published in the 11/1911 issue of “Illustrated […]

Architectural History and Architectural Humanities by Dianne Harris

Like many of you, I’ve watched our field change and grow in exciting ways over the 25 years in which I’ve been an SAH member. But for all our growth, for all the exciting ways in which architectural history has become a complex, varied, and intellectually rewarding field, many of our colleagues across the humanities […]

“Double-faced” tenement from Lodz

A little scary mix of 1900s. and 1930s. facades in downtown of Lodz, “The Polish Manchester”.

Ideal Village for Poland’s countryside: 1937

From the 1937’s “Work and Culture of the Village” exposition in Liskow, with Polish Military HQ examining the site of the “ideal village” model.

Between spa and entertainment park. The Architecture of the recently established Spa Resort in Uniejów as the space of the „experience economy”.

Between 2007-2012 a small city of Uniejów, located in the very heart of the country along Warta river in Łódzkie Voivodeship, became the most recent-established holiday and Spa resort in Poland. Thanks to the warm springs of thermal waters, discovered in 1978, and according to the multipurpose business-plan of local municipal authorities, the city was […]