Architecture in Its Own Shadow

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


Those who consider themselves architects disapprove of the statements about destruction of the subject of architectural culture, profession and of the subject of architectural theory. At the same time, a deep crisis of both
theory and practice is obvious. When theorists of architecture of the 20th and early 21st centuries turned to the subjects external to architecture – sociology, psychology, semiotics, ecology, post-structuralist criticism, etc.,
instead of enriching and renovating the architectural theory, the results were just the opposite. A brand new and
independent paradigm of architecture is needed. It should contain three parts specific by their logical-subject nature: ontology of architecture, methodology of architectural thought and axiology of architectural thought.
How to Cite
RAPPAPORT, Alexander. Architecture in Its Own Shadow. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 50, p. 28-29, nov. 2016. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 oct. 2019. doi:


architectural culture; profession; subject of architectural theory; crisis; new paradigmatics; ontology of architecture; methodology of architectural thought; axiology of architectural thought