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This workers’ club was constructed in 1927-1929 in an industrial area in Moscow for culture and entertainment purposes for the workers from the surrounding factories. The building is an ensemble consisting of an auditorium and different rooms for lecture and education.

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Mosselprom

Moscow, Russia
by David Kogan

Mosselprom (The Moscow Association of Enterprises Processing Agro-Industrial Products) was built by the architect David Kogan between 1923 and 1924. It is a ten-storey commercial building. It was one of the highest strcutures in Moscow built in this period.

The building became notorious..

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Centrosoyus building

Moscow, Russia
by Pierre Jeanneret, ...

This building is the only building constructed and realised by Le Corbusier in Moscow.

Due to lack of materials and political quarrels, the construction of this building was delayed substantially. There were several modifications in the realised building in comparison to the initial plan. For..

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The House of Government is the largest constructivist building in Moscow and is located on the banks of the river Moskva, opposite the Kreml. The flats were mainly inhabited by functionaries of the Communist Party. They offered spacious rooms with a height of five metres; all flats featured..

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The Club was commissioned by the cooperative of the Burevestnik shoe factory.
The initial concept consisted in a big auditorium with a swimming pool underneath, which could be covered during performance. However, this swimming pool could not be realised because of insufficient water supply. The..

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Kauchuk Factory Club is a constructivist public building designed by Konstantin Melnikov and constructed in 1927-1929, located in the Khamovniki District of Moscow on the edge of the Devichye Pole park and the medical campus.

The Kauchuk club is shaped as a quarter of a cylinder, housing a..

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Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage was a public bus garage in Moscow, designed in 1926 by Konstantin Melnikov (floorplan concept and architectural design) and Vladimir Shukhov (structural engineering). The building, completed in 1927, was an example of applying avant-garde architectural methods to an..

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The Gosplan garage is located on the outskirts of Moscow and is the last realised project by Konstantin Melnikov. The architectural structure and style of this garage is closer to futurism than to the those of avant-garde and constructivism.

The centre of the one-storey garage is formed by a..

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GOSPROM Building

Kharkiv, Ukraine
by Sergei Serafimov, ...

The Derzhprom or Gosprom building is a constructivist structure located in Freedom Square, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Its name is an abbreviation of two words that, taken together, mean State Industry. In English the structure is known as the State Industry Building or the Palace of Industry. The building..

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Novoryazanskaya Street Garage, also spelled Novo-Ryazanskaya Street Garage, and known as "Horseshoe garage", was designed by Konstantin Melnikov and Vladimir Shukhov (structural engineering) in 1926 and completed in 1929 at 27, Novoryazanskaya Street in Krasnoselsky District, Moscow, Russia, near..

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Intourist Garage is a multi-storied building at 33 Suschevsky Val in Moscow, it was built by Konstantin Melnikov in co-operation with the architect V.I.Kurochkin.

Today only the facade of this garage still exists, however it is this geometrical facade that the building is known for.

The..

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The Shukhov radio tower also known as the Shabolovka tower, is a broadcasting tower in Moscow designed by Vladimir Shukhov.

The 160-metre-high free-standing steel structure was built in the period 1920–1922, during the Russian Civil War. It is a hyperboloid structure (hyperbolic steel..

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Although the internal structure of the Mostorg department store has been lost almost completely, the exterior is still in good condition and marked an important point in the architectural urban fabric. A glass facade spanning three floors, which used to allow an unobstructed view into the..

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Moscow Planetarium

Moscow, Russia
by Mikhail Barsch, ...

The Moscow building was conceived as an educational complex linked to the zoo behind it, a natural science museum and library, but only the planetarium was built. In the original scheme of Mikhail Barsch and Mikhail Sinyavsky, the ferroconcrete outer dome followed the hemispherical profile of the..

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El Lissitzky

Moscow, Russia
born 1890, Smolensk

Lazar Markovich Lissitzky (November 23rd 1890 – December 30th 1941), better known as El Lissitzky, was a Russian artist, designer, photographer and architect. He was an important figure of the Russian avantgarde. His work greatly influenced the Bauhaus and constructivist movements, and he..

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This is the only realized architectural project by the artist El Lissitzky. It was commissioned in 1932 by Ogonyok magazine to be used as a print plant. Previously unknown blueprints of the building were discovered by staff members of the Russian Avant-Garde Fund in a Moscow archive confirming El..

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Zhurgaz House

Moscow, Russia
by Mikhail Barsch

In 2007 staff members of the Russian Avant-Garde Fund discovered in a Moscow archive previously unknown blueprints for the printing plant of JSC Ogonek authored by El Lissitzky, a luminary of 20th-century art.
The grandiose plan, reminiscent of Lissitzky’s famous “horizontal skyscraper”..

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Shchusev was not a committed Constructivist theorist, and is best known for his design of the Lenin Mausoleum. This building, however, is a particularly well preseved example from the Constructivist era, although the depth of Constructivist principles here is limited.

The Narkomsem is located..

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In an open competition Formin won with his plans and realized the Ministry of Railways (People's Ministry of Communication) between 1928 - 1931. For the new construction the Sapasnoi palace from the 18th century was destroyed.
In the modern skeleton system of glass façades, Formin exchanges the..

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The Gostorg office block, constructed and headed by a team of Boris Velikovsky, was the first building of several ministries at Myasnitskaya Ulitsa and was Boris Velikovsky last bigger project.

Today, the original steel-glass windows and the interior are not anymore preserved. Nevertheless,..

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