March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 46 June 2014

Theory of architecture

Sidorova Victoria V.

PhD (Architecture), Associate Professor, Department of Town Planning.
Academy of Construction and Architecture,
V.I. Vernadsky Сrimean Federal University.
Simferopol, Russia, e-mail: nucikBBC@yandex.ru


This article considers issues that are relevant to shaping the image of a seaside resort as viewed from the sea and reviews the principles and specificities of related visual perception. The purpose of the study is to identify distinctive features involved in the development of a resort's waterfront in a complicated terrain. Based on field observations of the nature and panoramic photographs of Greater Alushta (Crimea), the author reviews the existing environmental and town planning conditions and suggests recommendations concerning further development of the coastline.

Key words: beachside, complicated terrain, resort areas, city panorama


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Russian text of this article

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