It is art from a Polish artist Mike. I like this scuplture very much!
Up Side Down House Szymbark, Poland
Poland has an upside down house in Szymbark, which is built in just 114 days in 2006. It is a major tourist attraction these days. The plan for build such an unusual house comes out from the mind of Daniel Czapiewski's mind, who is a Polish businessman and philanthropist, built this house as an artistic statement about the Communist Era and current state of the world.
Czapiewski designed this according to the traditional Police countryside houses. the interior is decorated with Polish paintings, documented maps of communist era, and traditional Polish and contemporary furniture. After knowing about this house, I feel that, It's a thematic architecture with a massage to mankind:
He felt that the way we live our life, will lead us in an upside down state soon. This house is a symbol of upcoming days for the mankind. The following Youtube video is a clip exhibition of his unique conceptualization, he also express his view here:
Modern Apartment in Poland
Modern Polish house architecture. Since I am interested in the Dutch De Stijl group, the Russian Constructivists and part of the German Bauhaus and the American architect Frank Loyd Wright, I love the house Tufta posted here above and the house I posted in this post. I think a city, town or region develops in time in both organical and mechanical ways. You have to keep and respect the old layers of cities, towns and even villages, but each period in time adds something new to the fabric or structure (Plan) of a city or town. That is the interesting thing of for instance Warsaw, Berlin, but also Amsterdam (which has an old protected centre, but also very modern new business and housing districts in other parts of the city). Every period in the Polish and European architectural development is important and visible in Polish cities. The layers of Sztuka romańska (Romanesque art and architecture), Architektura gotycka (Gothic architecture), Renesans (Renaissance), Barok (Baroque)/ Rokoko (Rococo), Klasycyzm (Classicism), Oświecenie (okres / the architecture of the Age of Enlightenment), Secesja (sztuka, Art Nouveau/Jugenstil), Modern Polish architecture of the first half of the 20th century, the Communist architecture, the Post-communist, Post-Modern architecture and etc. All these architectural developments, layers, the functions and histories of houses, apparment buildings, theatres, Museums, Opera's, government buildings, schools, churches, monastries and halls make a Modern Polish city today. Warsaw needs time to become old and authentic like Krakow again. But let's give the Polish capital time. The coming decades will do it's work with it's rains, snow, use of the old buildings by people, so that they become less new and will look if they are centuries old. But we must never forget the history of the capital. The sacrifices, the bloodshed, the stuggle to rebuilt it. The Poles did a great job in rebuilding Warsaw and having many other beautiful cities, towns and villages. Again I want to state that the organic, evolutionairy built up of a city is important to me. You must see the history and the present and even the future in a city all in the same time. That is the dynamism, exciting and functional being of a city and the atmosphere of it. Berlin for instance is becomming less and less interesting, because the Germans want to destroy the visible architectonical remains of a past they don't like, the Third Reich (Nazi period) and the DDR (East-German communist past). So the new Germany destroyed or removed a lot of Nazi and DDR buildings and architecture and replaced it with anonymous, Modern, Western Capitalist and democratic architecture. The sky skrapers, glass and concrete buildings. With that they removed the organic fabric of the city. Modern Warsaw has more layers left, because the several periods of it's history were rebuilt. The Old houses, buildings, Palaces, parks with new infrastructure and new Modern architecture.