March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 48 December 2014

History of architecture

Burtsev Alexander G.

Associate Professor
Chair of Theory of Architecture and Professional Communication,
Ural State University of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: alexander.g.burtsev@gmail.com  


The domestic research literature has described sufficiently well the general pattern of worker housing construction in the 1920s. At the same time, the building programmes of housing co-operatives and the activities of personal self-builders in provinces, and in Sverdlovsk in particular, has yet been little studied. This article is an attempt to classify public, co-operative and personal entities who participated in low-rise housing construction in Sverdlovsk in 1924-25. Based on archival materials and information from periodicals, the author has identified the regional specifics of self-help housing construction in Sverdlovsk during the period under study: the infancy of housing co-operatives along with considerable activity of personal and spontaneous builders. The local co-operative building societies were characterized by construction at scattered sites within the then existing borders of the city of Sverdlovsk.

Key words: self-help construction, housing co-operatives, personal self-builders, low-rise housing


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