Architecture

Reconstruction of the Sumerian city of Ur

The magic of the city. Igmil-Sins’s House

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Today, one in two people live in cities in a world shaped by the civilization created within them. Most probably, all readers of this...
Montessori School, Delft

Structuralism

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In the 1950s a group of architects broke away from the mainstream modernist organization CIAM and began to take architecture in new directions. These...
The Concise Townscape, Gordon Cullen

Townscape

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The townscape movement emerged after the Second World War as a way of looking at how towns grew organically and how planners should respect...
Nagakin Capsule Tower

Metabolist architecture

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The Japanese group known as the Metabolists proposed a new kind of architecture based on values of adaptability and change. Their visionary designs included...
Archigram

Archigram

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The British group Archigram formed in the 1960s as a forum for architectural discussions and ideas. Its projects existed mainly on paper, but its...
What is Architecture

What is Architecture

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On the significance of architecture, in the western world, remain today , the concepts inherited from the past that rotate, in different ways and...
Organic Architecture

Organic Architecture

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You may be familiar with the term 'organic' from the produce aisle of your grocery store. When it comes to architecture, however, 'organic' means...
Severn River in Coalbrookdale

Progress in engineering as a challenge for architects

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The innovations and the development of engineering that gave an impetus to the Industrial Revolution also prepared the ground for revolutionary changes in the...
L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris

Dissonance between the engineering potential and the academic tradition

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The development of innovative technologies opened up undreamt of possibilities for the creation of space and building in architecture. However, despite the enormous transformations...
Architect Alvar Aalto

Modernism. Definitions, characteristics, leaders of Modernism

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Just as the concept of modernity can be understood in different ways, there have been many definitions of modernism in the literature and art...
Concept of elementary composition

Concept of elementary composition

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The academic textbooks from the turn of the century also confirm the isolation of academic circles. Professor Julien Guadet emphasizes the importance of composition...
Modernism in architecture

Genesis and context of the modern movement

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Modernism in architecture emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. It was a natural consequence of the growing feeling in avant-garde circles that...
Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright

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The outstanding architect and theorist Louis Henry Sullivan (1856–1924) and, following him, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) blazed the modernist trail on the American continent....
Architecture

What is Architecture?

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What is architecture? If we ask ten people, we get ten different answers based on the demographic disparity like education, culture, chronological age, the...
Architecture of apartment buildings

Architecture of apartment buildings of the modern era

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The general structure of apartment buildings of the modern era was quite stable, its evolution was slow. This architectural type, unlike mansions, is constrained...
Architectural fantasies

Architectural fantasies

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The term discreteness characterizes the space-time limitation of the elements and states of the object. Continuity is understood as the relationship of elements and...
Architecture is an extraordinarily multifaceted phenomenon

Architecture is an extraordinarily multifaceted phenomenon

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To understand the true essence of architecture, it is necessary to consider it from different sides, to determine what role it plays in society,...
Architecture

Architecture of Moscow at the beginning of the XVII century

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At the beginning of the XVII century . there was a struggle with the Polish-Swedish intervention, there was economic ruin, so almost no monumental...
Features of the style of architecture of Russian architecture

Features of the style of architecture of Russian architecture

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What are the features of this style? The traditions of the cross-dome system are preserved. Local limestone is used, from the blocks of which...