Tourettes were used on the roofs of large public buildings, such as hotels, acting as a cover for the staircase leading to the flat roof. It also acted as an asymmetric compositional accent, in tune with the compositional principles of Armenian traditional architectural language. This element was borrowed from medieval bell towers, which, if not stand alone, had nevertheless asymmetrical disposition in the overall composition of the church. 


Geological Museum, Eghegnadzor

Tamara Kajoyan, 1984

3rd Government Building, Yerevan

T. Gevorgyan, V. Housyan, 1980