foto: Maja Wirkus

 

The house located at Jakubowska 16 Street was designed by Czesław Przybylski for his friend, sculptor Mieczysław Lubelski, and built in 1928 on the edge of the Saska Kępa's villa housing, dynamically developing at the time. The building's architectural style belongs to the functionalism period; in shaping the form of the object it refers to the building by Czesław Przybylski, also realized in 1928 - the School of Graphic Industry at Konwiktorska Street in Warsaw. Especially the characteristic glass walls of the sculptor's studio link these two buildings in a striking way.

 

Czesław Przybylski
19.05. 1880 - 14.01.1936
Architect, representative of eclecticism and modernism. After finishing the Warsaw University of Technology in 1904, he studied, till 1908, in Paris, Karlsruhe and Vienna. After he'd returned to the country, he worked in Warsaw, and during the I World War also in Russia - among other places in Kiev. From 1919 a professor at the Warsaw University of Technology and a tutor and thesis supervisor of many eminent architects, including Bohdan Pniewski and Juliusz Żórawski. He frequently wrote articles for professional magazines, was an active collaborator in the Architects Circle at the Technicians Association (the predecessor of the Association of Polish Architects - SARP), and from 1908 also in the Society for the Protection of Historical Monuments.
In his work, Czesław Przybylski frequently referred to the historical legacy (mainly to classicism), while still taking into consideration the functional approach and modern construction rules. After the I World War, the forms of buildings he would design were going minimalistic while the scale was getting more and more monumental.