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A megacity, a metropolis, a megalopolis and a global city: what’s the difference?

A megacity, a metropolis, a megalopolis and a global city: what’s the difference? Modern civilization is impossible without cities. They vary in culture, size and different institutions, moreover, certain areas become more significant throughout the development of a region. Historically, the size or population of a settlement was a general indicator of its importance —…

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How to work with color in architectural design

Color is the most important compositional tool in the architect’s hands. Light and color cannot be divided. The surrounding world looks colored due to the light rays which are reflected from the horizon and different objects. Human eyesight has the great feature to perceive the world in color. But color may cause not only positive…

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How to achieve an ideal architectural ensemble while designing?

An ensemble in architecture is a functionally connected complex of buildings and adjoining nearby/neighbouring territory, that forms an artistic image. To the same extent as a separate building and its interior, it is an architectural creation and an architect’s object of originative work. There are ensembles of urban, country and park. They can be small…

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