chapter  11
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Individual wooden dwelling houses of the first half and middle of the twentieth century

Problems of the study, conservation and restoration
WithAndrei Bode

This chapter refers to the individual wooden dwelling houses constructed in the villages and small towns of Russia's central regions right up until the 1960s. Wooden dwelling houses of the first half and middle of the twentieth century display traditional construction not only of the walls but also of other elements. From a constructional viewpoint, the building of wooden dwelling houses in the twentieth century can quite legitimately be regarded as a continuation of long-established traditions. Wooden dwelling houses of the first half and middle of the twentieth century continued the age-old tradition of log construction. The packing of log frames with soft material derived from plants is also a distinctive feature of Russian wooden buildings in contrast to those found in other countries. The architecture of wooden dwelling houses of the Soviet era undoubtedly requires study, a comprehension of its place in the general course of history and the development of culture.