The from of urban structures ‒ constancy or changeability, rigour or freedom?

Grażyna Schneider-Skalska


Residential complexes make the prevailing part of urban structures determining their expansion and spatial form. In certain historical periods, the intermingling of various functions identified housing zones with the area of a city. Even at that time, however, we dealt with diverse spatial forms – those organized rigorously and totally free alike. As a result of the development of civilization and cities, the appearance of new functions as well as the subjectivity and independence of the housing function, the form of individual residential complexes became the testing ground for search and experimentation. Significant questions arise here: To what extent are forms and their acceptability related to civilization and technological changes as well as the altered perception of the surroundings which follows them? What impact will these processes have on the structure of the contemporary and future city?

Słowa kluczowe: urban structures, form, perception

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