№58
June 2017
ISSN
1990-4126

Russian

«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 42 June 2013

Theory of architecture


Vitiuk Ekaterina Yu.

PhD (Architecture), Assistant Pro-Rector for Research,
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: veu@usaaa.ru

ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF IDEAL STAR-SHAPED CITY CONCEPTS


Ideal city concepts emerged during various time periods, representing the quintessence of idealized and sometimes fantastic city-planning views. The first theoretical works of this kind were ideal star-shaped cities, which were popular during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The fortification factor defined their form and planning principles. The town-planning texts devoted to star-shaped cities contain historical evidence and descriptions but may also become a basis for contemporary studies and receive a new interpretation in projects. The advantage of concepts of this type is optimal use of the internal space within a small city area. In the current context, that experience could be successfully used for creating mini-cities inside major urban formations.

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Key words: ideal cities, medieval cities, fortified cities, defensive structures


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