June 2017


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 55 September 2016

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 low rise buildings by architect K.T.Babykin are almost unknown to the public. This article summarizes the results of an archival and field study which allowed us to identify one such project, the private house of doctor Serebrovsky in Ekaterinburg. The house displays a number of signs of simplified Art Nouveau. The fate of the building was closely associated with the activities of the housing co-operative "Opytstroy". Its very existence points to the need to investigate the practice of urban detached housing construction the mid-1920s. The study suggests that this building should be recognized as an object of cultural-historical heritage.

Key words: "Opytstroy" housing cooperative, detached house, New Economic Policy, K.T. Babykin, B.V. Serebrovsky, Yu.P. Saknyn’


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