June 2017


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 45 March 2014

Theory of architecture

Zhuikov Stanislav S.

PhD student. 
Research supervisor: Professor L.P. Kholodova, Doctor of Architecture,
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: archglosty@gmail.com   


The article is an attempt to identify the timeframe of the third global superstyle, a prospective vector of development for architecture in the context of the emerging world community. The objective of this research work is to formulate and define chronologically a hypothesis concerning the origin of an essentially new universal form-generation system in architecture. The author has considered superstyles as certain super-long periods of evolution of architecture in their historical dynamics. To this end, the concept of "superstyle" has been used as a foundation for defining new notions, such as «global superstyle» and «alternative form-generation system». The chronological analysis was carried out by comparing the proposed periodization of architectural evolution with the periodization of social history in terms of the synergetic interpretation of the interdisciplinary direction of the Big history. The outcome of this research work is a forecast identifying the reference point of the new superstyle and, therefore, expanding the understanding of the evolution of architecture on a global scale and in its historical macrodynamics.

Key words: architecture periodization, global superstyle, alternative form-generation system, the Big history


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Russian text of this article

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