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Konstantin Melnikov

Moscow, Russia
born 1890, Moscow

Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov (August 3, 1890 - November 28, 1974) was a Russian architect and painter. His architectural work, compressed into a single decade (1923-1933), placed Melnikov on the front end of 1920s avant-garde architecture. Although associated with the Constructivists, Melnikov..

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Moisei Ginzburg

Moscow, Russia
born 1892, Minsk

Moisei Ginzburg (Russian: Моисей Яковлевич Гинзбург) (June 4 1892, Minsk – January 7, 1946, Moscow) was a Soviet constructivist architect, best known for his 1929 Narkomfin Building in Moscow.

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The private house of architect and painter Konstantin Melnikov in Krivoarbatsky Lane in Moscow is the finest existing specimen of Melnikov's work. It was completed in 1927-1929 and consists of two intersecting cylindrical towers decorated with a pattern of hexagonal windows.

His flow of..

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The Narkomfin Building is a block of flats in Moscow, designed by Moisei Ginzburg with Ignaty Milinis in 1928, and finished in 1932. Only two of four planned buildings were completed. The building is squeezed between old and new territories of the United States Embassy on 25, Novinsky Boulevard...

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This factory is one of the earliest examples of Modernist architecture in St. Petersburg and had a a heavy influence on architecture in Soviet Russia. It was constructed between 1925 and 1927 by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn. after ongoing controversy and discussions with his Leningrad..

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Ilya Golosov

Moscow, Russia
born 1883, Moscow

Ilya Alexandrovich Golosov (1883, Moscow – 1945, Moscow) was a Russian Soviet architect. A leader of Constructivism in 1925-1931, Ilya Golosov later developed his own style of early Stalinist architecture known as Postconstructivism. Не was a brother of Panteleimon Golosov, also an architect.
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Vesnin Brothers

Moscow, Russia
born Nizhny Novgorod

The Vesnin brothers Leonid Vesnin, Viktor Vesnin and Alexander Vesnin (1883–1959) were the leaders of Constructivist architecture, the dominant architectural school of the Soviet Union in the 1920s and early 1930s. Exact estimation of each brother's individual input to their collaborative works..

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Ivan Sergeevich Nikolaev

Moscow, Russia
born 1901, Voronezh

Ivan Sergeevich Nikolaev (1901, Voronezh – 1979, Moscow) was a Soviet architect and educator, notable for his late 1920s constructivist architecture and later work in industrial architecture. Nikolaev studied at the Moscow State Technical University under Alexander Vesnin and Alexey Kuznetsov,..

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David Kogan

Russia
born 1884, Odessa

David Kogan studied at Vkhutemas, the Russian state art and technical school, which was founded in 1920 in Moscow. Vkhutemas was formed by a merger of two previous schools: the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and the Stroganov School of Applied Arts.
He graduated in 1924,..

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Vyacheslav Vladimirov


born 1898, Moscow

Vyacheslav Vladimirov was a member of the OSA Group (Organization of Contemporary Architects) which was an architectural association in the Soviet Union. The group was active from 1925 to 1930 and considered the first group of constructivist architects. It published the journal SA (Sovremmennaia..

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Vladimir Shukhov

Moscow, Russia
born 1853, Graivoron, Belgorod Oblast

Vladimir Grigoryevich Shukhov (August 28, 1853 – February 2, 1939) was a Russian engineer-polymath, scientist and architect renowned for his pioneering works on new methods of analysis for structural engineering that led to breakthroughs in industrial design of world's first hyperboloid..

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Mikhail Barsch

Moscow, Russia
born 1904

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Mikhail Sinyavsky


born 1895

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The Zuyev (also: Zuev) Workers’ Club in Moscow is a prominent work of constructivist architecture. Designed by Ilya Golosov in 1926 and completed in 1928, it housed various facilities to educate and entertain Moscow workers in line with the revolution.

The composition of this building is based..

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The Svoboda Factory Club, conceived as the Chemists Trade Union Club and also known as the Maxim Gorky Palace of Culture, is a listed memorial Constructivist building in Moscow, Russia, designed by Konstantin Melnikov in 1927 and completed in 1929.

The initial concept for the Svoboda Club was..

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The Rusakov Workers’ Club in Moscow is a notable example of Constructivist architecture. Designed by Konstantin Melnikov, it was constructed in 1927-28. The club is built on a fan-shaped plan, with three cantilevered concrete seating areas rising above the base. Each of these volumes can be used..

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In 1930, a competition was held for the Proletarsky District Palace of Culture, to be built on the site of the demolished Simonov Monastery. After the competition ended with no clear winner, the task was awarded to the Vesnin brothers, who had not taken part in the competition. The architecture..

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The Communal House of the Textile Institute (also known as Nikolaev’s House) is a Constructivist architecture landmark located in the Donskoy District of Moscow. The building, designed by Ivan Sergeevich Nikolaev to accommodate 2000 students, was erected in 1929–1931 and functioned as a student..

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The House of Film Actors was constructed in 1931-34 by the Vesnin brothers. Initially designed as the club house of the Society of Former Political Prisoners and Exiles, only the central body of the original, asymmetric design was actually realised, while the planned wings were never completed...

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The Frunze Workers’ Club is the smallest and simplest of the five clubs Konstantin Melnikov’s designed in Moscow during his “golden period”.
Completed in 1929 on the territory of the Dorogomilov chemical plant, the central rectangular volume of the club, with a roof sloping downward to the rear..

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