At the time Wejchert held, among other positions, the role of chief designer of Tychy New Town after winning first prize in a competition in The demographic explosion and subsequent socio-economical changes—not to mention political transformations—that occurred in Poland after World War II reshaped cities almost beyond recognition. However, this evolution was not accompanied by any substantial analysis of the impact of spatial forms upon urban inhabitants. City plans and planning regulations at the time tended to be indifferent to the uniqueness of topography, as well as other parameters such as traditional building methods and the notion of spatial harmony.
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OBJECTIVE: - Familiarising students with the problematics of urban composition, theory of perception, basic elements of urban landscape urban closures: simple and coupled, the concept of floor, walls and ceiling in urban design, time-space paths, the elements of the spatial structure of cities , - Development of professional skills and sensitive perception of urban areas.
At the end of the course student is able to: - list and characterize elements of the spatial structure of a city, - list and describe types of urban closures, - discuss the impact of urban composition and greenery, color and detail on the reception of urban space.
Palmyra with grand colonnade of the main througfare; Pre-columbian America - Teotihuacan with the main axis. Baroque layouts: Versailles - the layout of the city, palace and gardens; Paris - the grand axis "the Triumphal Way" from the Louvre to the Place de l'Etoile Warsaw - the "Saxon" axis Washington - 18th-century layout based on Paris and Versailles.
The theory of urban composition formed by Kazimierz Wejchert. The profile of Kazimierz Wejchert. The notion of "space-time" sequence and the "emotional impression curve"….
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Books by Kazimierz Wejchert
The task is exercised in teams on digital backgrounds using computers and its objective is to execute three charts on A1 format. The task is exercised by stages, where after each accomplished stage the work done is publicly presented. The stages include: Chart No 1 Inventory. The inventory is carried out by stages: a site visit and own work. During the site visit a student collects all data regarding the land development; he carries out a research referred to the functional analysis of the site and a photographic inventory.