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DOI: 10.33622/0869-7019
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  • Pyramids in Modern Architecture
  • UDC 726.85:72.036
    Iraida A. MAMIEVA, e-mail:
    Andrey D. RAZIN, e-mail:
    Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya, 6, Moscow 117198, Russian Federation
    Abstract. The architects used the pyramids since ancient times: the Egyptian pyramids at Giza, the step pyramids of Indians in America, earthen pyramids on the Kola Peninsula, Greek and English pyramids or the pyramids of the Russian architect N. A. Lvov, etc. All of them are widely covered in publications, so the article presents mainly pyramids in modern architecture in different countries of the world. It is confirmed that the form of regular quadrangular pyramids is very popular among architects. The variety of variants of the use of facilities of the pyramidal shape as offices, libraries, entertaining and sports complexes, hotels, cafes, objects of small architecture is shown. The formulas for determining the basic geometric parameters of the pyramid are obtained, if the number of lateral faces, the height of the pyramid and the radius of the circumscribed circle at the base are known.
    Key words: architecture, regular pyramid, geometry of pyramid, pyramidal roof, quasi-polyhedron.
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  • For citation: Mamieva I. A., Razin A. D. Pyramids in Modern Architecture. Promyshlennoe i grazhdanskoe stroitel'stvo [Industrial and Civil Engineering], 2018, no. 5, pp. 40-45. (In Russian).