The Architecture Puzzler
Created by Dave Guadagni
Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
Architecture Puzzler #328
Did the Russian revolution during the early part of the 20th century stimulate or inhibit architecture?
According to Russian architects Alexandra Pavlova and Yuri Grigoryan, the Russian revolution stimulated all art forms including architecture, the constructivist architecture of Ivan Leonidov and Konstantin Melnikov in particular. Ten years later, however, socialism stifled this initiative and repressed the creative process for decades. Pavlova and Grigoryan believe there is now a resurgence of architecture in Russia: "Architecture is like a flower that is blossoming again"
Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects
Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2007, Dave Guadagni.
Predating the Russian Revolution by several centuries: the Cathedral of St. Basil, by Barma and Posnik, in Moscow, 1554.
Photo: Ernest and Kathleen Meredith/ AI