Contemporary Architecture and the City

  • Ilya Lezhava MARCHI; RAACS


The article presents the concept of ‘contemporary architecture’ as an embodiment of new architectural ideas based on the movement towards the future, innovations and progress. The article studies development of world architecture from the classic period, through post-modernism, functionalism and minimalism and back to the classical elements and the contemporary architecture. Taking into account the remarkable extension of the contemporary idea of style, beauty and harmony, the author predicts the ‘multistylistic’ stage in the development of architecture described as postfunctionalism. The author assumes that the creation of new compact cities with complex inner plastics will be one of the trends within postfuctionalism.


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How to Cite
LEZHAVA, Ilya. Contemporary Architecture and the City. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 53, p. 140-149, sep. 2017. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 apr. 2020. doi:


contempopary architecture; metamorphoses; ‘multistylistic’ stage of development of architecture; postfunctionalism