March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 26 June 2009

History of architecture

Meerovich Mark G.

DSc (History), DSc (Architecture),
Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering,
Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Architecture.
Irkutsk State Technical University,
Irkutsk, Russia, e-mail: memark@inbox.ru


The article considers the role of Albert Kahn, the well-known American architect, in the designing of the Soviet military-industrial complex and in the implementation, in the Soviet context, of accelerated mass conveyor production of architectural and building design documentation invented by him, and in the establishment of a nation-wide system of mass design in the USSR. It describes the creative biography of the Soviet architect A.S.Fisenko, which was closely associated with Albert Kahn's name in spite of the fact that they never met personally. In the late 1920s-early 1930s, A.S.Fisenko directly contacted employees at Albert Kahn Associates Incorporated whilst managing “Gosproyektstroy-1”, the design institute that reported to VSNH, where work was conducted on the transfer of American industrial conveyor designing experience to the Soviet soil, its adaptation to the national conditions of design work and the specificity of building construction.

Key words: industrial architecture, design activity, design documentation, Albert Kahn (American architect), Anatoly Stepanovich Fisenko (Soviet architect).

Russian text of this article

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