The House as Open Form: The Hansens' Summer Residence in Szumin

Dom jako Forma Otwarta. Szumin Hansenów

Aleksandra Kedziorek, Filip Springer, and Jan Smaga

Aleksandra Kedziorek, Filip Springer, and Jan Smaga

Distributed for Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

200 pages | 120 color plates | 7 4/5 x 10 3/5 | © 2014
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9788364177149 Published September 2014 Not for sale in Poland
This beautifully illustrated volume offers a photographic tour of the iconic house of Polish architect couple: Oskar Hansen, member of Team 10, and his wife, Zofia. Located in Szumin in central Poland and designed in 1968, the house serves as a spatial manifesto of Hansen’s theory of Open Form, an inspiring concept aimed at opening the architecture for its users’ participation and transforming it into a passe-partout for everyday life. An essay on the house and its conceptual underpinnings by journalist Filip Springer accompanies striking photographs by Jan Smaga, and the resulting book is both a portrait of a specific dwelling and a larger analysis of the very idea of architects’ houses and their relationship to their owners’ work.
Filip Springer, A Spatial Fermata
Aleksandra Kedziorek, Hansen Homes
Jan Smaga, Photographs
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