March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 51 September 2015

Theory of architecture

Melodinsky Dmitry L.

DSc. (Art Studies), Professor,
Chair of Foundations of Architectural Design,
Moscow Architectural Institute,
Moscow, Russia, e-mail: melodinsky@yandex.ru


The 2009 book by the Dutch architect Roel van Lent drew wide public attention. Based on a systems approach, it reviews the semantic aspect of architectural magnitude of scale. The article discusses the contribution of the author to the development of architectural thought towards composite form generation at the current stage. The critical position of the author in relation to the creativity of postmodernism is shown.

Key words: spatial composition, architectural scale, systems approach, Dutch architect Roel van Lent (1983)


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Russian text of this article

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