Ural State University of Architecture and Art

ISSN 1990-4126



Senior Instructor, Department of Architecture.
Moscow State University of Civil Engineering  (National Research University).

Russia, Moscow, e-mail: astragal67@mail.ru


Tkachev Valentin N., Sarvut Tatiana O.

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №3 (71) September, 2020

The title of the article is inspired by the critical state of modern architecture, in particular its top (outside utilitarian architecture) echelon carrying an ideological load in accordance with the general cultural paradigm of society. The latter has reached a level of paradoxical "harmony" between high rates of technological and electronic advancement and comparable rates of social degradation in Homo sapiens. The indicator of positivity in the development of civilization has turned on the red light of alarm. The response has been an unprecedented surge of scientific publications devoted to the ongoing social crisis and search for ways to prevent the catastrophe, which the humankind gravitates to "collectively unconsciously" being perfectly aware of its possible consequences.
Visual evidence of the threat and its sign is a booming architectural activity, creating an illusion of progress and flourishing.
The article reviews concepts and publications polarized in their assessment of the so-called avant-garde phenomena of modern world architecture and predicts the immediate and long-term prospects of the profession for staying mainstream.

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Tkachev V.N., Sarvut T.O. REJECTION OF HARMONY [Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2020. – №3(71). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2020_3/1 – doi: 10.47055/1990-4126-2020-3(71)-1

Tkachev Valentin N., Sarvut Tatiana O.

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №2 (70) June, 2020

The orientation of modern science towards the identification of universal ties of “everything with everything else” involves considering harmony as an indicator of the level of perfection in nature and man-made works. As a universal tool of analysis, harmony tests the success of transformations aimed at achieving the unity and integrity of the systems that make up the macrocosm in the process of evolution in all its manifestations - from grandiose events in the universe to the metamorphosis of a butterfly.
One such system is architecture whose genesis implements the general cosmic laws governing the cyclicity of incoming and descending processes of morphogenesis, fully reflected in the historical dynamics of this branch of human activity.
The article attempts to highlight, from new perspectives, the processes of birth, flourishing and fading of architectural history cycles.
This is the first part of the article containing information on the emergence and application of the notion of harmony to ascending currents in the existence of architecture as a system.

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Tkachev V.N., Sarvut T.O. UNDERSTANDING HARMONY [Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2020. – №2(70). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2020_2/1 

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