Ten Floors. A Tower Block

Artists Karolina Balcer
Genre Painting
Edition Survival 15

The painting objects entitled Ten Floors and A Tower Block illustrate the famous concept of “machines for living.” The generation of people born in the 1980s has lived according to Le Corbusier’s experimental concept. Gathering large numbers of inhabitants in relatively small areas has given rise to new cultural and social phenomena. Districts of tower blocks are considered to have been the source of pathological behaviours as well as an element binding the local communities. Modernist architecture was a revolution whose principles were based on a new creative method, according to which the construction of a building was derived almost exclusively from the existing material conditions.

Socially responsible architecture should take into account human needs as well as the spatial order. This is how the discipline becomes part of a broader social, economic and political context.


photo by Małgorzata Kujda

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