The concept of architecture as Gesamtkunstwerk exemplifies a model for creating an artistic building’s character. This article explores how it is reflected in non-ecclesiastical edifices of Volodymyr Pokrovsky (1863–1924) during the cultural Renaissance of the early twentieth century in Ukraine within the context of the fin de siècle’s architecture.
Energy conservation is becoming increasingly more relevant for Ukraine and the world, and architectural education must meet one of the most significant challenges of our time. The article analyzes the existing laws and regulations of our country and points out to the lack of a number of national standards necessary for architectural design. It focuses on the problems of real design and ways to solve them within the framework of architectural training.