ARCHITECTURE AND MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC SCIENTIFIC - EDUCATIONAL JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL-METHODICAL ASPECTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION AND DESIGNING WITH THE USAGE OF VIDEO AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES
|Article||IMMENSITY IN MODERN ARCHITECTURE|
|Authors||D. Melodinsky, Moscow Institute of Architecture (State academy), Moscow, Russia|
|Abstract||The immensity is one of the inviolable composite provisions of classical architecture. However, in
the postmodern style had happened revolutionary changes that broke all the basic principles of
artistic forming, developed by the earlier Hellenistic practice of bionic architecture (mimesis).
Cultural views are historically moveable. The world-consciousness of modern man reflected the philosophical views of Western intellectual elite, where took place serious transformations. In spite of the new philosophical narratives that claim the tendency for subjectivity, in practice this relation to the real man is lost. Architecture becomes faceless and unscalable.
Deconstructionists and other postmodernists made the “non immensity” the basic compositional principle in their architectural practice. Sometimes the inner scale principles are being absent in their architectural objects, and there are no clear scale signs (as in the traditional classical architecture). Thus it seems to be that architecture serves not to the real man and creates not in the real environ but to the no earthly substances, located in an imaginary virtual space.
The theory of the architectural composition goes behind the new trends in modern architectural practice. Architectural school leaves the actual topic of the immensity ignored. The identification of priority areas in the field of architectural theory should facilitate to this negative process, among which the topic of the immensity cannot be overlooked.
|Keywords:||Architectural postmodernism, architectural composition, scale, levels of scale, scale and scalability|