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What is the point of saving old buildings?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 August 2008

Catherine Cooke
Affiliation:
Department of Design and InnovationFaculty of TechnologyThe Open UniversityWalton HallMilton KeynesMK7 6AA, UK
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Abstract

This paper was written for a special issue of the Ekaterinburg Architecton devoted to the rich Constructivist heritage of that hitherto closed city beyond the Urals. Docomomo-Russia has an active working party there, but the combination of public poverty and vigorous real-estate pressures is making the fate of these buildings uncertain. This paper sought to offer some fundamental structuring ideas to the debate. We publish it here to stimulate discussion of problems also current elsewhere, but the author stresses that it should be read with its original purpose and audience in mind.

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