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Viktor Vesnin

Moscow, Russia
born 1882, Jurjewez

Viktor Aleksandrovich Vesnin was a Russian Soviet architect. His early works (1909–1915) follow the canon of Neoclassicist Revival; in 1920's, he and his brothers Leonid (1880–1933) and Alexander (1883–1959) emerged as leaders of Constructivist architecture, the Vesnin brothers.

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Noi Trotsky


born 1895, St. Petersburg

Noi (Noah) Abramovich Trotsky (Ной Абра́мович Тро́цкий) was a renowned Soviet architect (March 15, 1895 - November 19, 1940).

Trotsky was born in St. Petersburg to a family of a typesetter and went on to study art from the renowned painter, Nicholas Roerich. He graduated from the Petrograd..

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The central post office in Kharkiv is an imposing building, situated opposite the train station. At the upper corners of the central stair tower clock dials were originally attached, whose outlines are still visible. The left wing was occupied by the regional office of the Cheka and today is a..

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The aesthetics of the Palace of Culture for the Railway Workers is more reminiscent of Art Déco than of constructivism; it has a grooved plaster facade and stands on a granite pedestal. Inside the theater expensive materials like railings bronze and granite posts were used.

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Alexander S. Nikolsky

St. Petersburg, Russia
born 1884, Saratov

A. S. Nikolsky (1884, Saratov – 1953, St. Petersburg) was a Socviet architect. studied at the Institute of Architecture in St. Petersburg where he graduated 1913. He later was a member of the OSA Group (Organization of Contemporary Architects), an architectural association in the Soviet Union,..

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School on Tkachei

St. Petersburg, Russia
by Grigorii Simonov

Long rows of windows and cubic forms characterize the building. The building still houses a school and is in its original condition.

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Lensoveta House

St. Petersburg, Russia
by E. A. Levinson, ...

The Apartment building of the Leningrad Soviet is located on the banks of the Karpovki canal and was built for senior officers. It is the most complex construction of modern architecture from this period in St. Petersburg. The masonry has many visual details; various staircases are arranged..

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COMMERCIAL KITCHENS were factories for public food service and enterprises for mass production of ready-to-serve and semi-finished meals. They were built in Leningrad at the end of the 1920s - beginning of the 1930s with the purpose of providing hot meals to workers of industrial enterprises and..

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Isidor A. Gilter

Moscow, Russia
born 1902, Moscow

Isidor Albertovich Gilter ( born 1902 in Moscow - died 1973 in Kiev) was part of the ASNOVA ( later ARU) from 1930-31. ASNOVA (Russian: АСНОВА; abbreviation for Ассоциация новых архитекторов, "Association of New Architects") was an Avant-Garde architectural association in the Soviet Union, which..

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Traktornaia Street

St. Petersburg, Russia
by Alexander Ivanovich Gegello, ...

The inhabitants of the Kirov district played ​​an important role in the revolution and took benefit afterwards, which was also visible in several residential buildings created specially for them. The architecture had a high quality and was built in the style of modernism. The Traktornaia Street..

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The building was destroyed by fire, only outside walls and the entrance wing remained intact. The windows in the entrance wing are cascaded and create a unique effect.
The intact interior now houses a furniture store.

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The most striking element of this factory is the water tower. The tower is reminiscent of the experimental designs of El Lissitzky. Large glass ribbons with prefabricated reinforced concrete frames determine the architecture, only the main hall of the factory is windowless.

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Alexey Kuznetsov

Moscow, Russia
born 1874, St.Petersburg

Alexey Kuznetsov was born in 1874 in St. Petersburg. He studied at the Institute of Architecture in St. Petersburg from 1891 and graduated 1896.

Alexey Kuznetsov was an author of important public buildings. In 1908 he constructed the factory Bogorodsk in Moscow, in 1914 the Stroganov School..

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The House of Tsarist Political Prisoners, a monument of Constructivist architecture, was built in 1929-33 for the members of Leningrad department of the Society of Former Tsarist Political Prisoners and Exiles (architects G.A. Simonov, P.V. Abrosimov, A.F. Khryakov; commemorative plaque). It was..

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Bolshoy Dom

St. Petersburg, Russia
by Noi Trotsky, ...

The name of Bolshoy Dom was given by the Leningrader's which translates as 'Big House'. The administrative building is where the bodies of Joint State Political Administration Board (OGPU), People's Commissariat of Home Affairs, the Ministry of State Security (NKVD) and State Security Committee..

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Gorky Palace of Culture

St. Petersburg, Russia
by D. L. Krichevskii, ...

The first in Leningrad and the USSR was the Palace of Culture (DK - Dom Kultury) which was opened on Stachek Square in 1927 (since 1933 - named after M. Gorky) for the 10th anniversary of the October Revolution. It was erected between 1925 and 1927 after plans by the architects A.I. Gegello and..

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Iakov Chernikhov


born 1889, Pavlohrad

Iakov Georgievich Chernikhov (Яков Георгиевич Чернихов) was a constructivist architect and famed for his graphic and illustrative architecture drawings. Chernikhov published a series of books on architectural design in Leningrad between 1927 and 1933 which are considered to be some of the most..

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Red Nailmaker Factory

St. Petersburg, Russia
by Iakov Chernikhov

The former steel-rolling factory "The Red Nailmaker " ("Krazny Gvozdilschik") is located in the southwest of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg in the oldest industrial area, the Island of "The landmark of constructivism". The water tower was built in 1930-1931 after Iakov Chernikhov’s design...

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Chekists Village

Ekaterinburg, Russia
by A. Tumbasov, ...

'Chekists Village' is a particularly extravagant example of collective housing complex in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) designed by I. Antonov, V. Sokolov and A. Tumbasov. Hammer and sickle shaped the housing complex. The building was constructed for members of the secret police.

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