№58
June 2017
ISSN
1990-4126

Russian

«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 41 March 2013

Theory of architecture


Vlasov Victor G.

DSc (Art Studies), Professor, Chair of History of West European Art,
Saint-Petersburg State University,
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: natlukina@list.ru

DESIGN ARCHITECTURE AND THE 21st CENTURY


Abstract

In different historical periods, architecture presented with various aspects of its ontology, phenomenology and semantics: as a skilled civil engineering activity, as a way of artistic thinking in images, or as a designer’s method. In this respect, architectural creativity forms the focus of the contemporary morphology of art. Integrating various creative methods, architectural design becomes the centre of interactions between various fields, types and genres of creativity. The article considers issues relating to research into the tendencies of convergence and integration between the traditional architectural methods and contemporary design that emerged in postmodern art in the second half of the 20th century and that are most likely to extend into the 21st century. Examining this problem has important theoretical and methodological implications in the context of interdisciplinary studies on art. Russian researchers tend to believe that the future design culture will consolidate tendencies, methods and techniques of form generation that have been developed separately by science, technology, and art. In order to produce a generalising typology of architect and designer activities it is necessary to consider essential relationships along two basic lines: historical stages in the spiritual experience of architectonic art, and three basic levels of the «thinking in forms» process, i.e. the development of the compositional idea, the «internal form-generation» process, and the projective stage of idea implementation. The article provides an example of such typology.

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Key words: architectural design, architectural styles, types of styles, interdisciplinary approach, architectural shaping


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