reactivation”. Students inventory wooden houses and gardens in Hrubieszów – Polish Radio Lublin

Students of the Technical University of Krakow from the faculties of architecture and landscape will inventory wooden houses and gardens in Hrubieszów. They will especially take care of Zinówka and his environment – the family home of Professor Wiktor Zin.

– The aim of the “Hrubieszowski House and Garden with Climate” project is to raise awareness of the potential of the historical heritage of residential buildings preserved in Hrubieszów – says architect Izabela Sykta from the Landscape Faculty of Cracow University of Technology . – The leading figure of the whole enterprise is the figure of Professor Zin, an outstanding professor of our faculty, a master of generations. The most important object for us is the professor’s childhood home, called Zinówka. the idea that, in collaboration with students, the project “Zinówka: reactivation” was created, which aims to show the possibility of transforming this house into what the professor dreamed of, ie such an open center for creative work, where artisans will come, where they will work and nurture these traditions, and to promote them and educate the public about these tremendous values.

– Hrubieszów was one of the cities with mostly wooden buildings, until the second half of the nineteenth century, says Maria Fornal, an ethnographer. – Brick houses appeared only as sacred buildings, part of the residences of wealthy landowners. The habituation to wooden houses was very strong and this stemmed from the construction costs, but also from the fact that it was easier to add another wooden part in case the house had to be extended.

– We need to make a map, a walker around these traditional Hrubieszów houses – says Izabela Sykta. – Therefore we are going to make a more general inventory, i.e. houses that have survived, show their potential, but also show their road owners how to renovate these houses properly and according to the art of conservation, so that they take care of them on this card appear. That they could use which is no problem – because these houses are treated this way due to the fact that they are so difficult to renovate, they are in a bad state, there is no money for them and there are no utilities from the side of town. How to find methods to make it work for the benefit of these houses so that they are not destroyed, but also for the benefit of their owners so that they feel they have value.

– The characteristic house in Hrubieszów was a house with a porch on the axis of the front facade, the longer one, based on two pillars – says Maria Fornal. – The walls were usually planked with vertical planks connected with slats, but on the corners a detail, mostly geometric, was dotted. The top of the facade was also hidden under a decorative strip, porches were decorated. One of those houses, which can be an example of the construction of Hrubieszów, is the family house of Professor Zin.

– I am the head of the department, and thus the successor of Prof. Wiktor Zina – says Jolanta Sroczyńska of the Department of Architectural History and Preservation of Monuments at the Technical University of Krakow. – I admit that this is my first time here, although I saw the professor quite often on a daily basis. I’m with my students. I would like to show them how beautiful Hrubieszów is, how beautiful the architecture is, how people do not appreciate the beauty in these buildings, which the professor was constantly talking about and pointing out that such simple things can be delightful. We also want to adapt this facility to what the professor dreamed of – a cultural center where one can get acquainted with a new craft related to the professor’s past.

– Students will carry out an inventory, identification of the structure of this facility, with particular emphasis on all kinds of details, such as windows and doors – adds Jolanta Sroczyńska. – Based on such an inventory, you can undertake a conservation project, ie determine what is kept in what condition in the building, what needs to be changed and replaced, what needs to be preserved. Only adaptation projects are made on the basis of such an inventory, so it is the basis of everything.

The student internship lasts two weeks. The project will end in 2024. At that time, a historical monograph and a catalog of Hrubieszów houses will be created.

AP / ed. Dysp

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