June 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 40 December 2012

Theory of architecture

Kholodova Lyudmila P.

DSc. (Architecture), Professor, Head,
Chair of Theory of Architecture and Professional Communications,
Ural State University of Architecture and Art,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: lph@usaaa.ru


Involving synergetics has enabled the architectural science to understand and explain a lot of processes that are taking place in the modern architectural world. The author makes a contribution to the debate that has broken out with regard to synergetics and, in particular, the theory of rhythm-cascades, between representatives of humanities and natural sciences. The author argues that the solution to theoretical and practical issues in architecture depends on close interaction between fundamental architectural science and other natural sciences. The solution to key problems connected with the creation of a man-made artificial living environment for the 21st century may be achieved by distinguishing between fundamental and applied architectural science. Theoreticians should investigate promising ways of human living rather than serving the applied science. Only by getting essentially abstracted from current problems of architecture would theoreticians be able to get immersed into the sphere of general science and outline prospects for the development of the living environment

Key words: synergetics, architectural science, rhythm-cascade method, architectural process

Russian text of this article

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