June 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 2(62) June 2018

Theory of architecture

Korotich Andrey V.

Doctor of Architecture,
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering,
Professor of the International Academy of Architecture, Honored Inventor of Russia.
Head of Architectural Shape-forming science research Laboratory of Ural Branch UralNIIproject of Central Science Researches and Projects Institute of Russian Federation Building Construction Ministry
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: avk-57@uniip.ru


The article expounds some current social aspects relating to the development of modern tall building construction. It defines and classifies the basic historical archetypes of modern tall architectural objects underlying the modern methods of form generation and development of "national" high-rise architecture in various regions of the world and used by known modern architects in their practice. Thus, the continuity between the architectural forms of ancient high-rise architecture and compositional constructions of modern high-rise objects is proved.

Key words: tall buildings, plasticity, symbol, architectural form, archetype / prototype, composition, structure, town planning


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Russian text of this article

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