Vaidas Petrulis

Vaidas Petrulis
Kaunas University of Technology · Institute of Architecture and Construction

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The Military Research Laboratory, located in Kaunas, Lithuania, is a great manifestation of international modernist ideas and one of the most outstanding buildings of the interwar period in Lithuania and in the Baltic region. Designed by Vytautas Landsbergis-Žemkalnis (1893–1993), the famous Lithuanian architect, the Laboratory has become important...
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The main goal of the article is to find out whether a specific genre of architectural criticism was formed in the public discourse of interwar Lithuania (1918–1940), and if so, to define the main tendencies of this phenomenon. After defining the critique of architecture as a public discourse in which, based on theoretical knowledge, reflections on...
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Med letoma 1919 in 1939, ko je imel Kaunas status začasne prestolnice Litve, sta krojila arhitekturni značaj njegovega urbanega okolja procesa, ključna za tisti čas – modernizacija in napredek. V dvajsetih letih 20. stoletja je v hitro rastoči prestolnici vladalo veliko pomanjkanje stanovanj, zato so bile stanovanjske stavbe pomemben del gradbene d...
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W latach 1919-1939, wskutek sytuacji politycznej, Kowno zyskało status tymczasowej stolicy Litwy. Te dwie dekady, w czasie których miasto było centrum wielu ważkich wydarzeń politycznych, ekonomicznych i kulturalnych, znacznie przyczyniły się do stworzenia tożsamości Kowna. W tym okresie miał miejsce boom architektoniczny, który zaowocował pojawien...
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After the end of the WWI, Lithuania was one of the newly restored states which gained its independence in the Baltic Sea region. However, due to the historical capital Vilnius being invaded and occupied at this period, Lithuanian authorities temporarily transferred the government to Kaunas in 1919. Change of its political situation made a colossal...
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The article focuses on the process of defining the value of the immovable heritage of Kaunas downtown (Naujamiestis) area. This urban landscape is protected by the national law of Lithuania. However, the official value of the site also includes 45 buildings marked with European heritage label (EHL). Besides, there are aspirations to inscript modern...
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Knygoje atskleidžiama Klaipėdos miesto, beveik septynis šimtmečius priklausiusio vokiškosios kultūros arealui, o 1945 m. atitekusio Tarybų Sąjungai, planavimo ir užstatymo tarybiniais metais istorija. Regiono kontekste unikali Klaipėdos depopuliacija karo pabaigoje ir tarybiniais metais įgyvendintas šio miesto pakartotinis apgyvendinimas naujakuria...
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The article discusses relevant, but so far little examined topic – architectural competitions interwar Lithuania (1918–1940). It is obvious that the culture of competitions was very noticeable and significant part of architectural processes. The majority of important public buildings, and even a significant part of less important projects was built...
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The article analyses the building boom of Houses of Culture in Lithuanian SSR during the time of socialist modernism. The object of the paper is being analyzed with an attempt to reveal the tight relation between political, economic and architectural spheres. First of all research concentrates on questions of Soviet ideological and economic interes...
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In the global context, heritage of the built environment of the 20th c. is gradually included into the scope of work of a cultural heritage specialist. However, the process of inheritance of modernism meets the broad range of problematic issues of tangible and intangible nature. The article aims to review and assess similar problems in the Lithuani...
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The paper focuses on the origin of Lithuanian Modern architecture during the interwar period and analyses an emerging phenomenon of architectural criticism and theory. while exploring the press on architecture of the time, first of all you can find numerous discussions on the representative values of architecture, considerable amount of texts on so...
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Santrauka Straipsnis skirtas Lietuvos tarpukario laikotarpio (1918?1940) teorinio diskurso analizei. Tekste, remiantis periodikoje publikuotais straipsniais, skirtais architekt?ros temoms, siekiama pa?velgti ? [sbreve]io periodo architekt?rin?s minties palikim?. D?mesio objektu pasirinkta viena i[sbreve] svarbesni? architekt?rinio diskurso tem? ? a...
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The paper concentrates on architectural discourse of the interwar period (1918-1940) of Lithuania. The main objective of the paper is to represent the history of the Lithuanian architectural thought of the period through analysis of the interwar press. Due to a wide scope of the problem the paper is devoted to one of the major problems of architect...
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The paper analyses ethical imperatives for the soviet time heritage in contemporary Lithuanian architecture. The main statement of this paper is that the soviet period is an important part in the 20th century history of Lithuanian architecture. However, because of economic, cultural and ideological changes after the collapse of the Soviet Union thi...
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The paper analyses the Lithuanian architecture of the soviet period through the prism of stylistic development and history of architectural ideas. The main task of the work is to determine the heritage values of the soviet period from the point of view of architectural history. Before going into deeper analysis of separate stylistic aspects some ke...
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The paper presents one of the general themes in architectural history and theory of soviet times - creation of national identity through architectural space. The issue is discussed from the point of view of sociocultural developments of the 20th century in Lithuania. The main questions are what kind of reasons determined the choise of one or anothe...
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An objective of the paper: social attitudes towards built legacy of second half of 20th century in post-soviet area. The case of Lithuania was taken as a reflection of the processes in all ex-soviet block. Rather poor quality of construction and materials, saturation with communist ideology and consequently "bad" politicized memories, seems insepar...
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The paper presents one of the general themes in architectural history and theory of soviet times - cre- ation of national identity through architectural space. The issue is discussed from the point of view of sociocultural developments of the 20th century in Lithuania. The main questions are what kind of reasons determined the choise of one or anot...

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