Regional Modernism

ARCHITECT JIM TOROSYAN: TRADITION IN MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE Interview with architect Davit Stepanyan

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Davit Stepanyan
ArmArch: How did Torosyan, after all, unite the traditional and modernist architectural principles? Davit Stepanyan: He possessed perfectly well modernist design principles, which are present in Armenian medieval architecture as well-structural thriftiness, simplicity, overall integrity and unity of function and construction, etc.
Regional Modernism

Armenian Regional Modernist architecture: Translation of Tradition in Modernist Language

Yeva Ess
Soviet modernism has attracted much interest in recent years, due to such books as Frederic Chaubin's 'CCCP' (Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed). The ‘cosmic’ scenes and structures in books like this perhaps present a rather stereotyped idea of Soviet modernist architecture: they certainly tend to overlook the rather different directions taken by the particular category of Armenian modernism.
Regional Modernism

Two Masterpieces of Raphael Israelyan: Keeping Identity from the Socialist Realism to the Soviet Modernism

Nune Chilingaryan
The movement of Armenian Soviet modernism began to develop in the mid 1960s. Initially it had the character of a few clumsy imitations of Western modernist concept. But very soon , just as in the case of Social Realism, it acquired individual forms, has gained national traits and was enriched with purely local methods of artistic expression.