Konstantin Melnikov - Moscow Headquaters of Leningradskaya Pravda, 1924

Konstantin Melnikov - Moscow Headquaters of Leningradskaya Pravda, 1924

Moscow, Russia, 25/04/2013..The cylindrical Melnikov House [1927-1929], the most famous construction by Soviet avant-garde architect Konstantin Melnikov, in central Moscow. The house, which is slowly collapsing, is the subject of a complex dispute between the architect's grand-daughter Ekaterina, who lives there and wants to turn it into a museum, her sister Elena, and businessman Sergei Gordeev.

The cylindrical Melnikov House, Moscow by architect Konstantin Melnikov

Shabolovka radio tower, by Vladimir Shukhov.

Eastern blocks: Soviet architecture on display – in pictures

'Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia' by English photographer Richard Pare The tower was designed in 1922 by Russian engineer & architect Vladimir Shukhov via arch daily

Narkomfin Building – Constructivist architecture. The Narkomfin Building is a block of flats in Moscow, Russia, designed by Moisei Ginzburg with Ignaty Milinis in 1928, and finished in 1932. Wikipedia.

The Narkomfin Building is a block of flats in Moscow, Russia, designed by Moisei Ginzburg with Ignaty Milinis in and finished in Wikipedia.

Chapter 26: USSR Pavilion in Paris, France in 1925. Published in Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Mondernes.

Soviet pavilion at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts, Konstantin Melnikov, Paris 1925

I was privileged to be shown around the Narkomfin Building (1928) in Moscow by Alexai Ginzburg, grandson of its architect Moisei Ginzburg. It’s in a sorry state of repair but the spirit of communal living is still very much in evidence and the influence on Le Corbusier is unquestionable.

Robert Byron Narkomfin apartments Moscow, USSR Architects: Moisei Ginzburg and Ignatii Milinis Type: A-negative

Gallery of Melnikov and Moscow Workers’ Clubs: Translating Soviet Political Ideals into Architecture - 31

Gallery of Melnikov and Moscow Workers’ Clubs: Translating Soviet Political Ideals into Architecture - 31

Melnikov and Moscow Workers’ Clubs: Translating Soviet Political Ideals into Architecture,Melnikov House, Image © Denis Esakov

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