Art in Architecture

Melnikov, the Russian Revolution, and the Early Sparks of Iconic Architecture

Hosts: Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA, Senior Product Specialist – BIM Solutions, Vectorworks Inc.
Steve Alden, AIA, NCARB, Architect, Vectorworks Inc.

Konstantin Melnikov was a Russian architect caught up in social upheaval during a time of great revolutionary change. Learn how the roots of modern architecture can be traced directly back to the events of 1917 Russia and compare how today’s iconic architecture flows naturally from the past.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Investigate how major societal upheavals in the early 20th century affected architectural design and led to the earliest experiments in expressive architecture.
  2. Discuss the link between Russian Constructivism with the international style of visionary architects Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Mies Van der Rohe.
  3. Examine the life and work of Russian architect Konstantin Melnikov and discover why prominent architects of today, such as Rem Koolhaus, refer to his work as influential on their thinking.
  4. Evaluate the impact of Russian Constructivism on iconic architecture through a comparative analysis of numerous buildings by today's most expressive architects.

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