Architektura przyjaznych przestrzeni

Krzysztof Chwalibóg

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Architektura przyjaznych przestrzeni is a compilation of views and works on the various elements of the nature of space, its desired architectural arrangement, principles of composition, and the introduction of sound and light. The extensive analysis of ideas postulated by prominent 20th century architects (such as Alvar Aalto, Tadao Ando, Reima Pietilä, Álvaro Siza, Lucien Kroll) is part of a discussion on the conditions needed to create human-friendly space. The starting point for Krzysztof Chwalibog’s reflections on the state of current architecture is the image - outlined The starting point for Krzysztof Chwalibog’s reflections on the state of current architecture is the image - outlined at the beginning of the publication - of Corbusier’s modernism as an influential trend, which, in the author’s opinion, led to the creation of block housing estates, i.e. spaces that rarely provide “emotion or reason to be happy”. However, the author does not limit himself to theoretical considerations - he finds confirmation for his words in concrete realisations. His overriding aim is to popularise the idea of shaping a friendly spatial environment as an essential condition for the cultural quality of life.

Krzysztof Chwalibóg - architect, graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology (1964), counted among the pioneers of universal design in Poland, actively promoting architectural accessibility also abroad. Designer of residential, sacral and public buildings. Long-term president of the Association of Polish Architects (1991-2000). President of the Polish Council of Architecture since 2000 and director of the “Architecture for All” programme of the International Union of Architects since 2004. Initiator of the uia competition “Friendly and Inclusive Spaces” (2014), aimed at promoting accessible and user-friendly architecture. Co-editor and contributor to successive editions of Polish Architectural Policy. Honoured and awarded many times, including the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Rebirth of Poland (2003) and the Officer’s Cross of the Order (2012). Since 2000, honorary professor at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. Winner of the “Accessibility Leader” competition in the category of architect/urban planner (2021) for his lifetime achievement in of design that takes into account the needs of people with disabilities