Ural State University of Architecture and Art

ISSN 1990-4126



Master’s Degree student.
Research supervisor: Prof. O. A. Shipitsyna PhD (Architecture),
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,

Russia, Yekaterinburg


Filatenko Anastasia S.

Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education №2 (38) June, 2012

Courtyards no longer meet the needs of residents, and courtyard space transformation has become a topical issue. Our search for a new approach, for new techniques and means of such transformation suggests that this problem requires the structural and aesthetic features of courtyards to be identified and to be considered in the context of the ensemble approach. Structural features are identifiable through description of types of courtyard ensemble characterized by the degree to which the elements of the ensemble are integrated (consolidating, developing and disintegrating) and through generalisation of courtyard forms that emerge in developing cities into types.

Aesthetic features are revealed through the identification of architectural techniques of construction and forms of art that are acceptable for courtyard transformation. These are references to historical architectural and artistic styles, spatial superposition and architectural composition, as well as framing (architecture, sculpture, landscape, painting) and guiding forms (op art, street art, light and lume art, media art, land art, performance and art festivals) of traditional and contemporary art.

Correlation of structural and artistic features of courtyard arrangement provides seven models of space transformation: citation, reminiscence, collage/bricolage, superposition/opposition, superposition/combination, free movement space, polimsest.

Thus, each model considers the existing features of a courtyard transformed, enabling one to generate an expressive and easily transformable architectural and artistic setting.

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Filatenko A.S. COURTYARD SPACE TRANSFORMATION MODELS [Online] //Architecton: Proceedings of Higher Education. – 2012. – №2(38). – URL: http://archvuz.ru/en/2012_2/5 

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