Andrei Burov

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Burov, Andrei Konstantinovich


Born Oct. 2 (15), 1900, in Moscow; died May 7, 1957, in Moscow. Soviet architect, scientist, and inventor. Doctor of technical sciences (1952).

Burov studied at the Moscow State Higher Arts and Technical Studios from 1918 to 1925 under the Vesnin brothers. He studied architecture in the United States (Detroit, 1931) and in Europe (Italy, Greece, France, in 1925 and 1936). He was a member of the Society of Soviet Architects. His early works were constructivist (pavilions at the All-Russian Crafts and Agricultural Exhibition in 1923). Later, working with old Russian and classical architectural forms, he gave special attention to color and fine details (interiors in the Historical Museum, 1937; the facade of the Architects’ Club in Moscow, 1940). Under his leadership a series of designs were created for apartment houses made of large blocks (on Bolshaia Polianka, Valovaia, and other streets in Moscow, 1939-41) and of large panels (1948-49). He developed a technique for the manufacture of synthetic extrastrong materials and designed a series of buildings made with them (1956). He taught at the Moscow Institute of Architecture (1936-38) and at the Graduate Institute of the Academy of Architecture of the USSR (1934-56). He was awarded the Badge of Honor and medals.


Ob arkhitekture. Moscow, 1960.
Steklovoloknistye anizotropnye materialy i ikh tekhnicheskoe primenenie. Moscow, 1956. (Jointly with G. D. Andreevskaia.)


“Tvorchestvo A. K. Burova.” Arkhitektura SSSR, 1958, no. 7, pp. 13-22.
Zhukov, K. V. “Andrei Burov.” In the collection Sovetskaia arkhitektura, no. 18. Moscow, 1970.
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