ul. Tatrzańska 7
Architect: Tadeusz Juliusz Jędrzejewski
The type II d single family house was constructed as a part of the Association for Estate
Construction/Towarzystwo Budowy Osiedli (TBO) activity. It was a municipal company
founded in 1931 which parcelled out the lands for housing development. It also designed
and constructed estates with detached houses for the middle class and worker community.
Buildings based on this design were also raised in Poprzeczna Street in the Witomino district.
The form of the building in 7 Tatrzańska Street is very simple yet dynamic. The body of the
building covered with a nearly completely flat roof has an asymmetrical composition: its
triaxial front elevation was visually dominated by the overbuilt attic which was aligned with
the left wall. It resembles a tower. Thanks to this compositional technique, when you look at
the building’s façade you may get the impression that its body consists of three
interpenetrating cuboids. Two of them are arranged horizontally and the third one vertically.
It is adjacent to them and its front part protrudes from the face of the building.
Unfortunately, the layout of the building’s elevation was changed significantly and today little
is left of the original divisions or architectural details. The
narrow, oblong window opening
in the attic which lets in the light
is a reminder of the building’s interwar splendour and its
avant-garde character. In the building body’s composition there are analogies inspired by the
architectural neoplasticism of the Dutch designer J.J. Oud’s work who probably was one of
the influences that shaped Tadeusz Jędrzejewski’s style.