Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 9, No 1 (2017)

Functional Changes in Standardized Single-Family Houses: Legal and Political Issues

Aistė Galaunytė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


During the years of soviet occupation, housing policy was one of the most important state issues and projects of standardized designs were authorized and distributed by the state. Legal architecture parameters and regulations of soviet times, although their actual validity expired, are visible in todays modern, especially non-elite, standardized architecture. One can identify “traditions” formed by soviet law in contemporary single-family houses or even in legal regulations. The study examines and compares soviet and contemporary legal regulations and their impact on typical single-family houses architecture. The study is contextualized by invoking historical and social evaluations of the period.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2017-05-09

Keyword(s): standardized single-family house; standardization; building regulations; soviet architecture; contemporary architecture; living area.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2017.995

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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