Special Thanks to Vahe Karaelian for his generous help in the translation process! I have only chosen to translate the full chapter of  “City planning Project of Yerevan” in the Russian magazine Architecture Of Leningrad  that was published in the 1938 …

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The translation of this piece of document was made possible under the extremely kind help of Santhosh Sivan and his fellow friends! From this official documentation, we could see the construction procedure, establishment of new building regulations and various other …

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Scientific research on the materiality of Armenian Buildings: Akopov, Andranik S, Beklaryan, Levon A, and Saghatelyan, Armen K. “Agent-based Modelling of Interactions between Air Pollutants and Greenery Using a Case Study of Yerevan, Armenia.” Environmental Modelling & Software : With …

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Urban Space in Political context: Parkes, Stuart. 2015. “Power And Architecture: The Construction Of Capitals And The Politics Of Space”. Journal Of Contemporary European Studies 23 (1): 156-157. doi:10.1080/14782804.2014.1002316. Vale, Lawrence.“Capital Architecture and National Identity.” In Power and Architecture: The Construction …

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Understanding the political situation of Armenia around the early 1900s from the western scholar point of view: Jones, Stephen. “The Establishment of Soviet Power in Transcaucasia: The Case of Georgia 1921-1928.” Soviet Studies 40, no. 4 (1988): 616-39. Accessed January 5, …

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Reference (Top Down): “City Planning Project Of Yerevan”. 1938. Журнал “Архитектура Ленинграда” №2(Architecture Of Leningrad) p.23-26.Access: https://ru-sovarch.livejournal.com/797314.html and 3. Harutyunian, Tigran. n.d. Yerevan. Architectural Guide.

Reference (Top-down): Mother Armenia Statue: IArmenia: Armenian History, Holidays, Sights, Events. (2017, October 22). Retrieved January 04, 2021, from https://www.iarmenia.org/mother-armenia-statue/ Historical_fact, V., 15:41:00, 2., Vasiliy_eremin vasiliy_eremin historical_fact 2019-02-05 15:41:00, & Historical_fact, V. (2019, February 05). Иронический ликбез: почему Сталин такой …

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Reference(Top down): 1.”Old Illustrations Of Cities With Armenian Populations By Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) – Peopleofar”. 2021. Peopleofar. https://www.peopleofar.com/2016/01/25/old-illustrations-of-cities-with-armenian-populations-by-johann-baptist-homann-1663-1724/. 2&3. “City Planning Project Of Yerevan”. 1938. Журнал “Архитектура Ленинграда” №2(Architecture Of Leningrad) p.23-26.Access: https://ru-sovarch.livejournal.com/797314.html 4. Harutyunian, Tigran. n.d. Yerevan. Architectural Guide.

The sensitive Social-political context Tamanyan’s initial master plan has visualised Yerevan was developed during pre-Stalinist Bolshevism. Through the incorporation of the Mount Ararat, new axis, vernacular materials and building styles as well as legacy monuments, Tamanyan has reduced Yerevan’s stance …

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The Materiality- The Pink Yerevan The pink cityscape we saw in Yerevan nowaday could be very much credited to A.Tamanyan.  The soft rosy appearance was resulted by application of volcanol tuff in the construction. This particular pink tuff was only …

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The city Yerevan is surrounded by Mount Ararat on three sides and Tamanyan has taken the natural landscape of the city as the key idea of his master planning. Tamanyan’s plan was circular, akin to the garden city. In Tamanyan’s …

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“The main features of Howard’s scheme were: (1) the purchase of a large area of agricultural land within a ring fence; (2) the planning of a compact town surrounded by a wide rural belt; (3) the accommodation of residents, industry, …

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The Lost Of The Two Centers (Before 1920) In the nineteenth century, the cultural and political center had not been Yerevan, but Tiflis and Constantinople, which were the capital city of Georgia and the capital of the Ottoman Empire respectively. …

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Alexander Tamanyan: Collection of Documents and Materials, Alexander Tamanyan (1878-1936), Collection of documents and materials, Department of Archival Affairs under the Government of the Republic of Armenia, Central State Archive of Modern History of the Republic of Armenia, “Gitutyun” Publishing …

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“Architecture of Leningrad” (АРХИТЕКТУРА ЛЕНИНГРАДА) is a Soviet architectural magazine published by Architecture Affairs of the Leningrad Council, Leningrad City Department of Architecture and the Union of Architects of USSR. The magazine includes articles on the problems of development and implementation …

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“Yerevan in Maps and Plans” (Երեվանը Քարտեզներում և Հատակագծերում) is published by the Yerevan History Museum. Yerevan History Museum assembled and preserved historical, political, schematic, and road maps and plans during the years since its establishment. It is believed that the …

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The scholar, Vladimir Papernyi, referred the social and architectural culture shaped during Leninst governance and policies as Culture One, such as Russian Constructivism; and the culture shaped under Stalinist governance and policies as Culture Two, most commonly as Stalinist Style. Lenin …

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