Magdalena Żmudzińska

Magdalena Żmudzińska
Silesian University of Technology · Department of Theory Design and History of Architecture

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January 2021 - present
Silesian University of Technology
Position
  • Professor
October 2013 - December 2020
Silesian University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
April 2011 - January 2013
Warsaw University of Technology
Field of study
  • Architecture
October 1990 - November 1995
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Gliwice, Poland
Field of study
  • Architecture
October 1979 - March 1984
Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Gliwice, Poland
Field of study
  • Architecture

Publications

Publications (46)
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Housing architecture – multi-storey houses, housing estates, and their urban layouts – of the second half of the XX century is a spectacular representation of the transformation process from traditional to modern architecture. Modernism, referred to as the “International Style”, created numerous variations depending on local conditions. The main th...
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This year Tadeusz Barucki – architect, traveller, and independent architectural researcher and photographer – is celebrating his one-hundredth birthday. The Institute of Architecture Documentation at the Silesian Library has prepared the present publi- cation to mark this special anniversary. Tadeusz Włodzimierz Barucki was born on 13th June 1922 i...
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Architectural heritage of Upper Sile- sia of the second half of XX century – conservation problems and research perspectives. The article deals with the subject of the architectural heritage of Upper Silesia of the second half of the 20th century in terms research and conservation problem. The aim of the publication is to characterize the architect...
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The paper concerns the area of a historic village named Wigancice (formerly Weigsdorf) in Lusatia, on the Polish-Czech-German border. The village has been completely displaced and demolished in the 1990s as a result of mining activity of the nearby Turów Coal Mine. That unprecedented destruction of cultural heritage has led to liquidation of hundre...
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Tangible and intangible heritage are inextricably linked with the physical area in which they feature, and with the community that cultivates them and passes them on to future generations. The challenging historical, political and social histories of areas touched by wars, devastation and the displacement and extermination of their populations, lea...
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The architectural heritage of the former Eastern Bloc (behind the Iron Curtin), including Poland, was until recently treated as a "dissonant" heritage of Communism. Increasing time distance allows an objective look at the indisputable values of this architecture and to reject of the political connotations. Conservatory protection of this architectu...
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Praca zbiorowa pod redakcją: Sebastiana WERLE Joanny FERDYN-GRYGIEREK Marcina SZCZYGŁA PRZEDMOWA W ramach realizacji programu Inicjatywa Doskonałości – Uczelnia Badawcza, Politechnika Śląska kumuluje potencjał oraz znacząco rozwija współpracę wewnętrzną i zewnętrzną w sześciu Priorytetowych Obszarach Badawczych. Jednym z nich jest szósty Priorytet...
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Baroque quadrature paintings by Jesuit artists (Andrea Pozzo’s followers) are well represented in architecture of Polish churches of late XVII and XVIII centuries. We can find excellent examples of wall and ceiling paintings that include the pictorial genre of trompe-l’oeil and quadrature to make an illusion of three-dimensional space above the mai...
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Baroque quadrature paintings by Jesuit artists (Andrea Pozzo’s followers) are well represented in architecture of Polish churches of late XVII and XVIII centuries. We can find excellent examples of wall and ceiling paintings that include the pictorial genre of trompe-l’oeil and quadrature to make an illusion of three-dimensional space above the mai...
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Historical sites are material media of historical value of locations and components of their identity. Thus, they require particular care and protection, including conservation. Thanks to correct conservation, the precious heritage of the past may endure not only as a witness to history, but also as a material effect of creative skills and artistic...
Conference Paper
’Steel houses’ in Zabrze (Upper Silesia, Poland) are a unique heritage of the industrialization of the beginning of XX century. These facilities are constantly inhabited and need renovation. The paper is an attempt to explain the phenomenon of the steel houses in Zabrze in terms of their concept, construction, material and physical properties using...
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In this work, I attempt to face the challenge of complexity and multiple meanings of heritage as a term, in particular in reference to spatial – architectural and urban heritage, understood mainly through the mirror of the local scale. During my years of activities in these fields, I have collected not only a vast pool of knowledge and experience,...
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The paper is focused on the city route created by staff and students of the Faculty of Architecture, Silesian University of Technology for the Municipal Museum in Gliwice. The objective was to present the qualities of Modernist architectural heritage in Gliwice. The students used their knowledge in the history of architecture, the principles of urb...
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Every place of memory is an ambiguous concept. It encompasses both the reference to the location and the act of commemorating people and events. Pierre Nora, a French historian and the author of Lieu de Memoire concept, believes that places of memory can also include phenomena that are topographically detached from the location - they may cover sto...
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Baroque quadrature paintings by Jesuit artists (Andrea Pozzo’s followers) are well represented in architecture of Polish churches of late XVII and XVIII centuries. We can find excellent examples of wall and ceiling paintings that include the technique of trompe-l’oeil and quadrature to make an illusion of three dimensional space above the main nave...
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This paper is an Introduction to my Session „CULTURAL HERITAGE: MEASUREMENT OF IMMEASURABLE VALUES” The main aim of the paper is to explain and order crucial terms, notions and general approach used to create a concept of the session. Introducing and interpretation of concepts will be a starting point for the discussion during the session. The con...
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The polygonal walls of Southern Latium form a complex system consisting of megalithic enclosures, fortresses and terraces supporting the foundations of temples, sacred places etc. This singular system is an intricate interweaving of mythology and history and of constructive techniques and matter. Giuseppe Lugli (XX century) identified four differen...
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Revitalization of post-industrial heritage — degraded brownfields, structures and housing estates — involves activities aimed at reviving and restoring it to the condition of value and complete functionality. In such terms, revitalization means integrated construction, spatial planning, economic and social policy activities undertaken to improve th...
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Thermal diagnostics of historic buildings in most cases requires the application of non-destructive testing methods. They are needed to carry out historical analysis of walls in historic buildings as well as to assess their level of thermal insulation. One of the most commonly used methods of measurement is infrared thermography. It allows visualis...
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In Italy, there are 12.000 abandoned industrial sites, of which 5.000 are registered as pollutants. The rehabilitation of these areas, able to solve most of the current urban problems, requires an awareness that inevitably arises from a multidisciplinary approach. GIS, is a tool able to visualize interactively the entirety of phenomena, with the in...
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The idea of undertaking holistic research concerning the architectural heritage of Upper Silesia of the second half of the 20th century was born four years ago. Researchers from several Silesian academic centres, cooperating with the Silesian Library, decided to jointly analyse the phenomenon of Upper Silesia spatial heritage, which is complex, var...
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The area of the historic mine of silver ore, zinc and lead in Tarnowskie Góry is one of the most important objects of the post-industrial heritage of Upper Silesia (Poland). July 9 2017, during the 41st Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Krakow, together with the entire above-ground area, underground excavations, glazing, tunnels and...
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The search for “utopia” as an ideal place for life in the state of happiness and justice has been a subject of deliberations of philosophizers, writers, and even architects and urban planners for many centuries. Urban utopias were often a response to problems prevailing in cities and attempts at their solution. One of the most significant designs i...
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The space of Upper Silesia, a region that is stereotypically associated with heavy industry is full of architectural works and valuable urban planning concepts: both historical ones as well as modern ones that were created after the Second World War. Our deliberations are focused on the latter, as they represent heritage that is still not appreciat...
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A multitude of determinants, including historical, political and economic ones, caused that the post-war Silesia has become a specific cultural melting pot, also with respect to architecture. It is a place where architects educated at Lviv, Cracow and Warsaw universities worked. Many of them, like Tadeusz Łobos, Zbigniew Rzepecki, Kazimierz Sołtyko...
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Współczesne rozumienie dziedzictwa kulturowego i jego ochrony, dawno już przekroczyło ramy tradycyjnego pojęcie konserwacji zabytku materialnego. Obecnie, zarówno działania dotyczące badań nad dziedzictwem (materialnym i niematerialnym), jego dokumentacją, ochroną, adaptacją i popularyzacją, stały się poważnym i złożonym wyzwaniem. Działania te maj...
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The paper is an attempt at approaching the issue of harmony in architectural space from the two complementary perspectives. The first one is the search for order and harmony concerning the creators- architects, constructors, from the Ancient Times to our contemporary reality. The other one is the harmony of space as perceived by those who experienc...
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Tekst niniejszy to próba opisania indywidualnego ludzkiego losu na tle wydarzeń, które sprawiają, że ostateczny kształt życia nie należy już do zakresu własnych marzeń i planów. W latach dwudziestolecia międzywojennego Władysław Derdacki należał do najważniejszych autorytetów w dziedzinie projektowania architektonicznego na Wydziale Architektury, t...
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The brownfield are among the most remarkable reminders of the history of cities, having passed from thriving centers of economic and social activities to a sometime very bleak state of dereliction. Nowadays there is a strong debate on the methodology to redirect the heritage preserved by these sites in terms of tradition, materials and environmenta...
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An industrial city, especially associated with heavy industry and mining never sleeps. A specific night landscape created by image, sound and smell is the world where many generations grew up in Upper Silesia (one of the southern regions of Poland), this is also the world of the author’s childhood. This unusually mystifying and threatening landscap...
Conference Paper
PBL method renders very good results in the process of architectural education, especially if applied to the phases of research and preparation of architectural or urban projects. The tasks such as: collection of materials, documentation, inventory, inquiries, initial studies, analyses, evaluations, preparation of conclusions and design guidelines....
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The scope of the paper is the presentation of workshops organized by the author for students of the Faculty of Architecture, Silesian University of Technology. The workshops are extra-curriculum educational activities run at our Faculty for several years, and, on the international platform since the 1990s, with the participation of students from th...
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The paper presents educational project that was conducted in Gliwice, Upper Silesia within framework of „European Heritage Days” 2013. Organization was supported by Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, local Self-Government and sponsors. The local institutional leader of the projects was Museum in Gliwice, partners: Faculty of Architec...
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The idea behind the book is to show our city through the prism of architects who completed their works here. Subsequent portraits of architects are stories of their life and work, emphasizing the stages on which they came to Gliwice. Among the names of the artists we shall find both those for whom Gliwice became a small point on the map of their ri...
Research Proposal
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The EAAE Charter on Architectural Research is intended as a reference document for the use of universities, architecture schools, research institutions, funding agencies, professional bodies and architectural practices that are undertaking architectural research. It specifies the character and objectives of architectural research, confirms the vari...
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The scope of this chapter is place and its identity in view of global changes. The ground for undertaking the topic is the belief that by conscious activity undertaken to protect the value of places we are capable of facing modern changes involving the homogenization of space. Today we are witnessing a rapid destruction of the existing urban forms,...
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The scope of the book is 'place' its identity in view of global changes. The grounds for undertaking the topic is the belief that by conscious activity undertaken to protect the value of places we are capable to facing modern changes involving the homogenization of space.
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New architecture in the cultural context of the city The observation of the urban space of modern cities have inspired us to explore the topic. Currently emerging architectural structures don't often relate to the context of their place in the morphological, historical, symbolic and social terms, and the attitude of architects does not confirm the...
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Architects have always wondered about the form of the built environment, searching for concepts of "ideal space," perfect in terms of form as well as in terms of meeting human needs and expectations. Numerous theoretical and design works have made attempts to create an ideal, or at least optimal built environment for human beings. Undertaken with t...

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