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About inhumane architecture and architectural education








Architecture as a profession inherently implies the highest degree of social responsibility, for not only the material component of human life is dependent on the architect`s work, but also, in no less degree, the psychological health of people. Architecture as art satisfies people`s natural existential urge, communicating in its own language the harmony and constancy of the universe, which is reflected in the world's architectural heritage. For centuries, architectural education was based on the inheritance of past experience. In the XX century, the concepts of the Avant-garde became the basis of education, and that was a painful and dangerous deviation, which has led to the crisis of architecture. According to the author, a throwback to the old methods of design based of the cultural heritage principles is needed.


Slavina T. A. Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia

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