March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 43 September 2013

Theory of architecture

Rybakov Sergey N.

PhD student, Chair of Architectural Design.
Research supervisor: Professor A.A.Khudin, PhD (Architecture).
Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering,
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, e-mail: serr-arch@rambler.ru


The article reviews the evolution of housing rationalization ideas throughout history (pre-industrial, industrial, post-industrial societies). specific post-industrial housing rationalization models are outlined on the basis of emerging post-industrial ideas and trends. The possibility and effectiveness of their application in the current complex Russian context as an alternative to industrial approaches is analyzed to solve the identified housing problems. The core of the study is a comprehensive examination of housing rationalization as part of a broader civilizational context in which the housing system evolves and which needs to be taken into account to ensure an effective housing policy.

Key words: housing rationalisation, post-industriality, post-industrial housing


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