Culture.pl takes a tour of the remarkable home of two pioneers of architecture: Zofia and Oskar Hansen.
This wooden house in Mazowsze by a picturesque oxbow lake of the Bug, is the spatial incarnation of Open Form, the architectural concept Oskar Hansen communicated through his work. Built in 1968, the house embodies Open Form in full, being one of a handful of works by the Hansens made in complete agreement with their wishes, without the typical limitations thrown onto architects during the socialist period where unnecessary rules held back their visions.
The space-time architecture that smoothly links the interior and exterior can be incrementally and easily adjusted according to the needs and desires of its inhabitants. Built as a structure for life, it is invigorated by the presence of people. The Hansen home in Szumin is the only Polish building on the prestigious Iconic Houses Network list.
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