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Tomasz Urbanowicz & Konrad Urbanowicz

ARCHIGLASS

http://www.archiglass.com.pl

Kochanowskiego 7/9 m.10, Wroclaw, 51-602, Poland
Tomasz Urbanowicz is an architect and artist – creator of large-scale artistic glass compositions in architecture. For over 30 years he has been successfully running his own glass design atelier ARCHIGLASS, recently enhanced by his son, architect Konrad Urbanowicz. Unique glass compositions by Urbanowicz can be found in many prestigious buildings such as European Parliament in Strasbourg, The Supreme Court in Warsaw, University of Wrocław or The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok.

Glass Art EGG


Glass Art EGG as a Concierge Desk at the Baroque Main Building of the University of Wrocław

Glass Art EGG


Glass Art EGG as a Concierge Desk at the Baroque Main Building of the University of Wrocław
Glass art EGG, located in the historic building of the University of Wroclaw, is a site-specific proposal for the concierge desk in the baroque interior.
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Glass art EGG, located in the hall built in 1737, is a unique solution to a difficult design problem - the necessity of introducing a new function - concierge desk in the baroque interior of the Main Building of the University of Wroclaw. In Portuguese barroco means “pearl of irregular shape”, in Italian - strangeness, atypicality. The EGG, fitting this character and carrying a rich positive symbolism, constitutes a modern and visually contrasting architectural component, a work of art that combines individual and unique artistic features.
The idea has been approved by the Municipal Conservator and Rector's Counselor for Monument's Conservation. The 5,5 metres high composition consists of almost 50 pieces, casted in 850°C of artistic glass in author's atelier - ARCHIGLASS.
The glass art sculptural and functional solution may serve as an example to discuss possible future interventions in historic architecture, emphasizing and contributing to the Heritage.



Glass Art EGG


Glass Art EGG as a Concierge Desk at the Baroque Main Building of the University of Wrocław

Glass Art EGG


Glass Art EGG as a Concierge Desk at the Baroque Main Building of the University of Wrocław
Glass art EGG, located in the historic building of the University of Wroclaw, is a site-specific proposal for the concierge desk in the baroque interior.
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

Glass art EGG, located in the hall built in 1737, is a unique solution to a difficult design problem - the necessity of introducing a new function - concierge desk in the baroque interior of the Main Building of the University of Wroclaw. In Portuguese barroco means “pearl of irregular shape”, in Italian - strangeness, atypicality. The EGG, fitting this character and carrying a rich positive symbolism, constitutes a modern and visually contrasting architectural component, a work of art that combines individual and unique artistic features.
The idea has been approved by the Municipal Conservator and Rector's Counselor for Monument's Conservation. The 5,5 metres high composition consists of almost 50 pieces, casted in 850°C of artistic glass in author's atelier - ARCHIGLASS.
The glass art sculptural and functional solution may serve as an example to discuss possible future interventions in historic architecture, emphasizing and contributing to the Heritage.




Idea by

Tomasz Urbanowicz & Konrad Urbanowicz
ARCHIGLASS
Kochanowskiego 7/9 m.10
Wroclaw, 51-602
Poland
Tomasz Urbanowicz is an architect and artist – creator of large-scale artistic glass compositions in architecture. For over 30 years he has been successfully running his own glass design atelier ARCHIGLASS, recently enhanced by his son, architect Konrad Urbanowicz. Unique glass compositions by Urbanowicz can be found in many prestigious buildings such as European Parliament in Strasbourg, The Supreme Court in Warsaw, University of Wrocław or The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic in Białystok.