December 2017


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 47 September 2014


Tretyakova Maria S.

Doctoral student,
University of Art and Design,
Kyoto, Japan, e-mail: mashanadya@gmail.com   


This article is devoted to the interpretation of Tradition within the framework of a contemporary paradigm by means of ‘patterns’. First the author describes the contemporary picture of the world and the related new paradigm in architecture and design called ‘metamodernism’. Then she defines the term ‘pattern’ in its specific meaning similar to ornament in Theory of Art. The author formulates two approaches using pattern for interpretation of tradition: 1) creation of patterns using copies of traditional ornaments and 2) ‘restructuring’ of traditional ornaments using ideas of new mathematics. The author concludes that interpretation of tradition in contemporary architecture and design is either formal (mostly in the first approach) or very sophisticated because of double or triple meanings produced by ideas of contemporary science (the second approach). But the latter gives us exciting new possibilities for interpretation of tradition.

Key words: parametrical design, computing designing, metamodernism, pattern, ornament


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Russian text of this article

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