March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 52 December 2015

Theory of architecture

Sivers Maria V.

Assistant Professor, Architecture and Architectural Design Basics.
Research supervisor: Professor V.I.Yezhov, Doctor of Architecture.
Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture.
Kyiv, Ukraine, e-mail: m.sivers@yahoo.com


The article expounds principal historical preconditions for the creation of sacral spaces. Based on historical and architectural analysis of world beliefs and symbols, the author identifies specific features pertaining to the organisation of a cult space with the Slavs and subsequent traditions of Orthodox town planning, which are distinct from the Catholic world. The author argues that in creating a city environment it is essential to take into account not only the general trends of urban planning evolution but also the archetypal Russian traditions of sacral space arrangement.

Key words: hierophanies, town-planning, orthodox tradition, sacral area, place sacrality


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