March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 57 March 2017

Architectural critique

Melentyeva Anna A.

Master’s degree student
Research supervisors: A.V. Shvets, S.S. Zhuikov.
Ural State University of Architecture and Art,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: karas-no-koe@yandex.ru


The architectural appearance of a street gets shaped over a long period under the influence of various factors: the street arises and changes gradually towards its current shape and characteristic features. The specific feature of Bazhov Street is the building of Uralgidromet located on the so-called Meteohill. It is an architectural dominant which terminates the street. The article considers the business centre located at the other end of Bazhov Street, which is also a dominant in the environment marking its beginning.

Key words: architectural dominant, architectural termination of street, business centre, unique natural landscape


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Russian text of this article

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