June 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 28 December 2009

Theory of architecture

Burtsev Alexander G.

Associate Professor
Chair of Theory of Architecture and Professional Communication,
Ural State University of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: alexander.g.burtsev@gmail.com  


The article is devoted to the issue of studying domestic non-professional "borderline" architecture of the last decades. This stratum of architectural creativity has not been investigated in national or international theory of architecture. Private construction in out-of-town gardening cooperatives and ‘cottage’ and small settlements has been developing rapidly in the Russian Federation during this period and has generated an improbable variety of architectural forms. The author outlines some aspects of the further research programme: terminological, semiotic, social, intellectual and structural.

Key words: nonprofessional architecture; own-design building; garden architecture; spontaneous development; cottage construction

Russian text of this article

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