Маленькая квартира. Small apartment

Маленькая квартира, не всегда означает компромисс функций, вот наш пример оптимальной организации пространства однокомнатной квартиры площадью 37 кв.м.

Не стесняйтесь обращаться к нам за бесплатным предложением.

A small apartment doesn't always mean a function compromise, here is our example of the optimal organization of studio apartment of 37 sq.m. do not hesitate to apply to us for a free proposal.

Narkomfin for collective living

Every now and then, we publish an architectural related posts, abut our forgotten history to help us understand our future. 
This time, is the most tearful story of one of the grates buildings of Russian constructivism era, the Narkomfin building. 

The Narkomfin building was designed by Moisei Ginzburg and Ignatij Milinis in 1928 and completed in 1930. 
Its main theme was to offer people new way of modern and collective living by showing them different social and aesthetic values, through constructivist architecture, avant-garde interior planning and build houses at low cost at the same time. 

This building had impact not only on soviet architectural trends but to most of modern buildings up until now!
Think abut only few facts it offered; carcass structure  structural columns from reinforced concert, raised ground floor from the ground, ribbon glazing, open public space on the rooftop, optimized corridors for area duplex apartments, the absence of supporting walls, kinder garden public restaurant and maximize use of space… 


After Le Corbusier visit to Moscow during construction of the Narkomfin building, was given blueprints as a present (fact unconfirmed) but mentioned about the debt he owned to the pioneering ideas of the Narkomfin duplex flat plans in his Unité d'Habitation

Hear is photo from club.foto.ru taken by Russian photograph Alexander Rodchenko, thy show the contrast between Moscow of late 1920s and Ginzburg’s pioneering ideas of social living.

Soviet Bus Stops

Extraordinary bus stops, some of them were build according to sketches made by soviet artist Zurab Tsereteli in 1960-1970.

During soviet era some cities had its own style of bus stations. It was also a part of social art.
These ones are in Pitsunda, Abkhazia.

Mountain concrete pavilion

It was a trip to mountain lake in Crimea, when I found this old brutal, concrete pavilion, what was more surprising, that it was located on the territory of a small kinder garden in mountain village.
The pavilion is entirely made out of concrete, it even doesn't have drainpipes.
Roof shape is clearly reminds us of mountains around.
Unfortunately the author to this masterpiece is unknown.

 

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Bathroom concept

A client of ours has asked us to reorganize master bathroom.
So a modern and simple concept was born.
8 square meters.

 

Front view. Floors and walls are finished in unpolished porphyry stone to give a calm and stabile feeling.  

Front view.

Floors and walls are finished in unpolished porphyry stone to give a calm and stabile feeling.
 

Side view Shower is almost invisible due to the absence of usual component.

Side view

Shower is almost invisible due to the absence of usual component.

back view Stone cabinet hides a toilet frame, washing machine, jet shower, sink and shower mixer and a storage space.

back view

Stone cabinet hides a toilet frame, washing machine, jet shower, sink and shower mixer and a storage space.

The House of the Aviators

The House of the Aviators was build in 1978 and designed by Russian architect Andrey Meerson. Originally designed to be a hotel for the Moscow Olympic games in 1980, but it was decided that it should be a 299 apartment house for Aircraft Manufacturing Plant workers.

It is considered to be a "Neo brutalism" style building. And it doesn't get any brutal than this ,that's for sure. Even though some one decided to paint over beautiful open beige concrete parts, you can still see marks left from formwork.

It is considered to be a "Neo brutalism" style building. And it doesn't get any brutal than this ,that's for sure. Even though some one decided to paint over beautiful open beige concrete parts, you can still see marks left from formwork.

The building does not have ground floor, 40 trapezoidal columns rise the "massive body" above ground, forming a social area for residents.

Le corbusier's influence is obvious.

You can even see, the muscularity in this concrete legs that are holding its heavy body. Maybe this is why it is called the 'Centipede House or 'Octopus House'

You can even see, the muscularity in this concrete legs that are holding its heavy body. Maybe this is why it is called the 'Centipede House or 'Octopus House'

Facade panels are installed at a slight angle, like a roof tiles.

Facade panels are installed at a slight angle, like a roof tiles.

Le Corbusier's influence is obvious, but unfortunately this kind of style, is not appreciated by the locals.

Le Corbusier's influence is obvious, but unfortunately this kind of style, is not appreciated by the locals.

 

 

 

Lenin museum Gorky

Lenin museum in Gorky was designed in late 60's, by great Russian architect Leonid Pavlov, but construction began only in late 80-s. This is a great example of Russian modernist heritage.

Main entrance is brutal and fancy at the same time, it even remained me of archaic architecture.

Originally it was Designed to be in red Armenian tuff stone with thin walls in with marble. But due to unknown circumstances the colors came out other way round.

Originally it was Designed to be in red Armenian tuff stone with thin walls in with marble.
But due to unknown circumstances the colors came out other way round.

Considering its age and political situation in Russia in 90's, the museum is in a party good and original condition.

All the details were carefully designed to compliment soviet union ascetics.

Most of exhibition equipment were customs made on military industry factories.

Most of exhibition equipment were customs made on military industry factories.

Graphical/sculptural works are amazing. Solving so many tasks usually make the work either unreadable or simply ugly, but those ones look elegant and informative.

Graphical/sculptural works are amazing. Solving so many tasks usually make the work either unreadable or simply ugly, but those ones look elegant and informative.