Architectural Felicitology


The article features the meaning of the category “happiness” applied in the architectural theory. The author suggests a connection between a new explication of “happiness” in architecture and the categories “own place”, “close human relations” and “personal business” as well as the concepts of “the world”.


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Author Biography

Alexander Rappaport

Ph.D. in Architecture, Doctor of Art History, member of the UMA, member of the Union of Designers of Russia

How to Cite
RAPPAPORT, Alexander. Architectural Felicitology. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 46, p. 64-65, dec. 2015. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2020. doi:


architecture; felicitology; beauty; theory of architecture; love; taste.