About Project

ArmArch is a think-tank and an online platform involved in a research of various theoretical aspects of Armenian architecture. We are interested in studying the global social-cultural background conditioning the morphological development of Armenian architecture throughout centuries. ArmArch is a multidisciplinary research marrying humanities with architectural studies. Semiotics is our beloved tool to apply in these studies.

ArmArch has several research subjects, though its scope of interest is not limited to it: "Armenian Regional Modernist Architecture", "Tradition and Modernization", ‘Contemporary Sacred Architecture’ and "Coexistence of Architectural Layers in a City development".

This website presents ongoing findings of these researches (articles, interviews, documents, etc.), as well as the ‘ArmArch’ Encyclopedia of Armenian Modernist Architecture.

ArmArch Encyclopedia of Armenian Modernist Architecture is an online architectural resource providing factual data and analytical information about Armenian architecture during the period from the late 1950s to the mid-1990s. The Encyclopedia presents a detailed classification system of buildings, architectural and urban art which are categorized under the diverse and searchable data types of author, location, construction period, as well as under data types representing such architectural parameters as style, construction technique, current condition, materials, and featured architectural elements. In many cases, certain stylistic tendencies or architectural elements have been identified and catalogued for the first time. Each classification parameter itself is an accessible web-page, providing its definition and a gallery of structures featuring that parameter.

The website is an open and ongoing public project. We welcome public contribution with any form of information, textual and visual materials. Scholars and specialists are welcomed to publish their articles. To share your contribution or constructive suggestions with us please visit Contribution page.

This project has been realized thanks to American Research Institute of South Caucasus.

Special thanks to Christian Tutundjian de Vartavan (France) and Anna Tallois (France) for their support.