March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 39 September 2012


Lobanov Evgeny Yu.

PhD student, Saint-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design.
Research supervisor: Associate Professor I.G.Lander, PhD. (Art Studies),
Spatial Design Institute, Saint-Petersburg State University of Technology and Design,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: eulobanov@gmail.com


The subject of this study is graphic structures in architectonic arts (architecture, environmental design, town-planning); and its purpose is to identify interrelations between graphic features and their existential contents. The basic research method used by the author is comparative analysis of graphic "scores" of architecture and design projects from various areas. The space of the article does not allow the author to unfold the full panorama of the artworks studied and, therefore, he presents just some of the best known examples to illustrate his basic theoretical positions. The theoretical basis of the study is works by philosophers and thinkers such as A.Schopenhauer, R.Ingarden, C.G.Jung; architects and theorists of architecture such as A.Loos, H.Häring, A.Sant`Elia, B.Zevi, etc. The article introduces for the first time the study by the French architects A.Borie, P.Miсheloni and P.Pinon devoted to issues in architectural form generation to domestic art historians. The author revisits the value of graphics in architectural design, draws distinction between "organic" and "symbolic" design methods, and raises the issue of the essence of type design and its existential contents. The article proposes the concept of "archetypes of spatial arrangement» as a typological basis for environmental architectonics.

Key words: architectonics, environmental design, graphics, archetypes, organic architecture

Russian text of this article

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