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Volume 244, 2021XXII International Scientific Conference Energy Management of Municipal Facilities and Sustainable Energy Technologies (EMMFT-2020)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Ecodesign and Energy Labelling|
|Published online||19 March 2021|
Twilight of architecture
1 Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU), 129337, Yaroslavl sh., 26, Moscow, Russia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Architecture is a subject indicator of the adaptation of any organized system to the circumstances of the environment, even if it transforms this environment itself. Adaptation to the environment was the main goal of man in the early stages of civilization. Subsequently, the roles have changed. Society is now actively attacking and changing nature, solving two main tasks - creating a comfortable living environment and ensuring its social status by means of composition and artistic expression. The decoupling of these tasks led to the ramification of the work on the environment into trivial and expositional architecture; this is especially noticeable today. In search of the expressiveness of the image, artistic and tectonic sources have already been exhausted, and architecture is now plot-immanent to itself, ignoring the usual external stimuli of creative ideas. The first violation of traditions made the freedom of form-making legitimate, opened the doors to teratogenesis (implantation of ugliness), and architecture finally turned into an object of plastic experiments that frighten the townspeople with strange structures of mysterious functional purpose. This, of course, is about an expositional architecture, the expressiveness of which sometimes reaches a state that is far from common sense, insulting the existing buildings with a super-scale and absurdity of forms. The architects played too much, not suspecting that the figurative eccentricity of their works testifies not to the triumph of a new aesthetics, but to the twilight of the general culture revealed by architecture.
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