A Radical Switch

  • Alexander Rappaport Union of Moscow Architects; Union of Designers of Russia


Architecture is the most vulnerable part of culture, almost doomed to destruction of its fundamentals, while the rise of its intellectual and creative level is badly needed. However, neither the resort to postmarxist French philosophy nor bringing the results of development of science and technology into architecture,
neither computerization nor peculiarities of parametricism and deconstructivism are helpful. It can be stated that in the beginning of the third millennium architecture and architectural education are in stalemate. The way out is in a “radical” switch from comprehension of object space to the time and to the processes of
thinking, designing and historical change in professional mentality. The interests must be focused not on the object, but on the process enabling the use of return reflexive strokes as well.
How to Cite
RAPPAPORT, Alexander. A Radical Switch. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 53, p. 47-49, sep. 2017. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <http://projectbaikal.com/index.php/pb/article/view/1210>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.53.1210.


architecture; design; architectural education; stalemate; imitation of models; a radical switch from the object to the process; temporal patterns