• N. Vergunova O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv
  • S. Vergunov O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv
  • O. Levadniy O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv


interdisciplinary, design, architecture, art, synthesis, integration.


The synthesis of scientific knowledge obtained within individual disciplines became one of the leading trends in science in the latter half of the 20th century. Together with the existing disciplinary organization and the structuring of science according to the respective specializations, interdisciplinary methodology is being actively developed, problem and project approaches to research are increasingly being applied, the paradigm of integrity is being established. Such processes have also affected design, both theoretical and practical aspects of work. Considering the interdisciplinary interaction of design with other art forms, architecture appears to be most appropriate, given the commonality of design and architectural design dating back to the mid-20th century. Many architects design objects and placing them in their architectural constructions; and designers work with architectural projects, creating a «shell» for their design objects. There is a semantic organization in these processes, the study of which is relevant in view of the emerging paradigm of integrity in science.

The aim of research reveals the interdisciplinary interaction between design and architecture, and represents the relevant projects of designers and architects. The results can be used to broaden the understanding of interdisciplinary methodology regarding to its emergence and formation in design and architecture, as well as their current project results.

The scientific paper describes some of the professional patterns inherent in design and architecture that unite these arts in filling the object-spatial environment. Common meaning organization of design and architectural subject culture in comparison with samples of «pure» art is also noted, the direct inclusion of these objects in the life canvas of each individual is emphasized. The interdisciplinary interaction of design and architecture contributes to their mutual filling. For design work, the main priority of interdisciplinarity is in studying the architectural heritage that far exceeds the design culture over time. For architectural activity it is possible to expand its professional boundaries by mastering the specifics of design methodology, as well as to optimize the project process in creating a coherent and harmonious structure of building.

Interdisciplinary interaction is evident in project activities of modern designers and architects. The projects of American designer Karim Rashid, who works on both: the industrial design projects and objects for the architectural environment, are of particular interest. Architectural bureau «Zaha Hadid Architects», once headed by the Iraqi-British architect and designer of Arab origin Zaha Hadid, also conducts interdisciplinary project activity, touching both design and architecture. The projects of Gerrit Ritveld, designed more than a hundred years ago, confirm the extent of interdisciplinary links in design, architecture and art, reflecting the objectivity of these processes.

Author Biographies

N. Vergunova, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv

PhD, Associate Professor of the Department

S. Vergunov, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv

PhD, Professor of the Department

O. Levadniy, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv

People's Artist of Ukraine, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department


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How to Cite

Vergunova, N., Vergunov, S., & Levadniy, O. (2021). INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERACTION OF DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE: Array. Municipal Economy of Cities, 1(161), 53–57. Retrieved from