March 2018


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

Theory of architecture

Steklova Irina A.

PhD (Art Studies), Associate Professor,
Penza State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering,
Penza, Russia, e-mail: i_steklo60@mail.ru

Ragujina Olesya I.

Undergraduate student.
Research supervisor: PhD (Art Studies), Associate Professor I.A. Steklova.
Penza State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering,
Penza, Russia, e-mail: kotiseledka@gmail.com    


The article discusses the concept of "creativeness" and "creative space" in an attempt to approximate the traditions of similar ideas with respect to architecture in the context of early 20th century Russian literature and Russian painting. A comparison is made with the modern concept of "creative space" as it is understood within one of the trends towards economic recovery of industrial cities through reconstruction of discontinued factories and lofts as their basic units of clusters. The authors have traced back the genesis and the development phase of this trend as a phenomenon of world culture and a professional activity of architects and designers, and the relevance of this trend for the future revival of the Russian provinces. Emphasis is made on the role of architecture and design in improving the qualities of the environment that motivate people towards creative self-expression. The basic spatial planning, imagery and semantic principles of lofts design in the world translating the architectonics of creativeness in reality. Approaches to practical implementation of the concept of "creative space" in Russia are shown with reference to the loft project “Etagi” in Saint-Petersburg.

Key words: creative space, industrial architecture, reconstruction, creativeness, lofts


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Russian text of this article

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