Atrium Houses in Poland – Expectations and Reality

Anita Orchowska


The article discusses the issue connected with the formation and functioning of the atrium housing in the modern urban tissue. Spatial and functional analyses of atrium housing lead to conclusions of the simplicity and diversity of these fascinating solutions. Residential atrium estates were once the embodiment of the modern city in social terms and the guarantor of the quality of life of residents. But now this type of construction is unpopular and is very rarely found in developing Polish cities. Although this type of housing could fill the gap between the numerous multi-family buildings of major cities and single-family housing, presently, it is treated only as an experiment in shaping the residential environment. The original buildings undergo expansions and visual changes, while new projects are not created. What are the reasons for such a situation? Are they social, historical, economic or perhaps others? Is the demand for flexible and diverse architecture subjected to constant changes resulting from the times it concerns?
Author Anita Orchowska (FA / DCAIDIF)
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- Department of Contemporary Architecture, Interior Design and Industrial Forms
Journal seriesProcedia Engineering, ISSN 1877-7058
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englisharchitecture, atrium houses, housing, environment
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 24-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 5.0, 24-09-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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