Development at Sanocka Street, Rakowiec district

In the Rakowiec area in southern Warsaw, Chrząszczowa documented two blocks of flats designed by Oskar and Zofia Hansen, characteristic with their protruding roof cubes. Jarosław Trybuś quotes Oskar Hansen on the subject in his ‘Guide to Warsaw Housing Projects’: “Each little flat had been individually designed, individually situated in space, and made evident in a collectively organized set – the building and the development itself. ... Thinking of Rakowiec, I will forever remember the unhappy dressmaker whose appliqués were blown about the “excessively spacious” flat by the wind, and the happy artist who thanked my wife for being able to feel like a European citizen at last. The former, instead of having been mechanically allotted the first flat from the list, should have been allowed to choose one that fit her needs.”
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