Архитектурное наследство

Scholarly journal

Founded in 1951

ISSN 0320-0841

New materials regarding research in the fields of architecture and urban construction are being presented. The authors also focus on the history of the creation of little-known buildings of interest, on the development of local architectural traditions, on new attributions, and introduce recently discovered archive materials. A number of papers are dedicated to the issues of architectural and urban planning development of historical towns and cities or study the formation of architectural ensembles. The edition also includes papers that are devoted to theoretical historical-architectural problems, to biographies of architects, or analyze artistic approaches and concepts.

Issue 63

Bondarenko I. A.

Private Development: Communal Traditions, their Lasting Effect and Disappearance

The paper studies the characteristic features of the formation of residential areas in certain town estates, which constituted a part of hereditary family ownership. The author also briefly analyses the later practices of urban planning, be it private or government financed projects. It is pointed out that each house was perceived as something fundamentally self-sufficient and intrinsically free, reflecting the idea that every building fully embodies a certain family world. This may explain the diversity and the picturesque improvisations, as well as the spatial structure of many old historical towns and villages.

Bondarenko Igor

Ph. D. in architecture, professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences; Scientific Research Institute of the Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning, branch of the Federal State Budget Institution “Central Scientific-Research and Project Institute of the Construction Ministry of Russia”, director.

E-mail: niitag@yandex.ru


house, estate, settlement, town, development, family property, community, traditional rights, equal rights and subordination.


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