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  • Zofia and Oscar Hansen\'s architectural projects

    Zofia and Oscar Hansen\'s architectural projects

Zofia and Oscar Hansen

Zofia Aleksandra Garlińska-Hansen (1924-2013) architect, representative of modernism, co-author of the theory of Open Form (1957) and the concept of linear conception of continuous system (1967). She graduated from architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology (1952) under the direction of Romuald Gutt. Together with her husband, Oskar Hansen, she has designed residential complexes in Warsaw, [Rakowiec (1961-1963), Bracławska (1964-1974) and Przyczółek Grochowski (1968-1974) and Juliusz Słowacki housing estate in Lublin (1961)]. She was a co-author of the concept of linear conception of continuous system assumes the formation of agglomerations in the meridional system, where individual functional areas were interspersed with residential areas.



Oskar Hansen (1922-2005) - Polish architect, theorist, painter, sculptor and teacher. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University in Vilnius and Architecture at Warsaw University of Technology (graduated in 1951 with Romuald Gutt). In 1948 he was living in Paris, where he studied painting with Fernand Léger and architecture with Pierre Jeanneret. From 1955 he was a lecturer and since 1967 professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His teaching and theories, especially the theory of Open Form, was developed in tandem with his wife - Zofia Garlińska - Hansen. Hansen had a huge impact on his students, among others, Grzegorz Kowalski, Zbigniew Frączkiewicz, Zofia Kulik, Elizabeth Cieślar, Emil Cieślar, Victor Gutta.