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.