Architectonic composition study. Sanatorium in Nałęczów.

by Dominik Wroński from Faculty of Architecture Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Tutored by: Msc Maciej Milobedzki

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The Study of Architectural Composition is a research for the very essence of architecture. It is an attempt to delineate architectural domain – a collection of concepts, through which a material, tangible framework for existence is being created. Harmony, eurythmia, scale, proportions, rhythm, tension amid void and mass – all of them establish a specific undestranding of architecture. However, to build means to give a mass readable boundaries. Between this massive boundaries appears the space of human habitation - the Home.

Sanatorium in Nałęczów is a pure, white solid, playing with the dark background of trees and vast surfaces of adjacent meadows. Designing in such a scenery required a strong, architectural form, hence the composition of two, different worlds became the foundation of the project: the outer world of nature and the inner one – the courtyard with geometrically defined proportions. Consequently, sanatorium has two types of facades: two faces of reversed order. Moreover, the form is created by using two, contrasting structures: walls and pillars. All architectural elements define spaces that vary in terms of intimacy, lighting, relations with the landscape and mood.

The Sanatorium serves as a Home that is real and material - a place, that in technology-based, virtual reality constitutes a space for being, passing away and disappearing with dignity.

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