March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 44 December 2013

Theory of architecture

Volichenko Olga V.

PhD (Architecture) Associate Professor, Department of Architecture,
Kyrgyz State University of Civil Engineering, Transport and Architecture,
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


The author proposes a classification of nonlinear architecture concepts and identifies characteristic features of three relatively independent creative concepts (movements): hypersuprematism (as a method developing the idea of flat suprematism), neosuprematism (as a concept treating the art form from the viewpoint of the theory of classical architectural composition), and surrealistic architecture/sculpture (as a creative concept developing the spiritual aesthetic energy and techniques of surrealist form generation into sculptural treatment of an architectural object. The creativity of the architects working in these movements is reviewed.

Key words: avant-garde architecture, mainstream, nonlinear architecture, digital architecture, fractal architecture, temporality, hypersuprematism, neosuprematism, surrealistic architecture/sculpture


  1. Dobritsyna, I. A. (2004) From Postmodernism to Nonlinear Architecture. Architecture on the Context of Contemporary Philosophy and Science. Moscow: Progress-Traditsiya. (in Russian)
  2. Revzin, G. Baroque without Metaphysics [Online]. Available from: http://www.projectclassica.ru/v_o/23_2008/23_2008_o_01.htm (in Russian)
  3. Jencks, Ch. (2005) The New Paradigm in Architecture [Online]. Available from: http://www.a3d.ru/architecture/stat/155 (in Russian)
  4. Derrida, J. (2012) Marges de la philosophie. Translated from the French by D. Kralechkin. Moscow: Akademichesky Proyekt. (in Russian).
  5. Deleuze, G. (1998) Le Pli - Leibniz et le baroque. Moscow: Logos. (in Russian)
  6. Loytard, J.-F. (1998) La Condition postmoderne. Translated from the French by N. А. Shmatko. Moscow: Aleteya. (in Russian)
  7. Baudrillard, J. (2000) À l'ombre des majorités silencieuses. Translated from the French by N.V. Suslova. Ekaterinburg: Ural University Publishing. (in Russian)
  8. Ryabushin, А.V. (2007) Zaha Hadid. Peering into the abyss. Moscow: Arkhitektura-S. (in Russian) (in Russian)
  9. Malevich, К. (2000) Suprematism. The Non-Objective World, or Eternal Rest: Selected Works in 5 vol. Vol. 3. Moscow: Gileya. (in Russian)
  10. Rappoport, А. Liebeskind in Denver [Online]. Available from: http://archi.ru/press/world/press_current.html?nid=2798 (in Russian)
  11. Iovlev, V.I. (1992) Ecopsychology for Architects: Process and Form. Ekaterinburg. (in Russian)
  12. Omuraliev, D. and Volichenko, О. (2012) Mainstreams in Contemporary Architecture. Bishkek. (in Russian)
  13. Volichenko, О. (2012) Nonlinear Architecture. Nauka i Novye Tekhnologii, No,6, p. 29–32.

Russian text of this article

ISSN 1990-4126  Registration MCM el. № ФС 77-70832 of 30.08.2017 © USUAA, 2004-2017  © Architecton, 2004-2017