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House on the Legs

Moscow, Russia
1 of 11Pintrest

Residential Building on Begovaya Street was built in 1975. The building has a very distinct powerful appearance with both vertical and horizontal rhythms of concrete elements many of which are mass produced and put together into a very expressive composition. The monolith supports here recall piloties of Marseille Block by Le Corbusier. The architect, Andrey Meerson was one of the key figures of experimental Soviet modernism in the ‘60s and ‘70s at the end of his career could not resist the pressure from clients capitalizing on popular tastes. This building is one of the tallest buildings on the Leningradsky Avenue in Moscow and close to the Dinamo Metro station and Stadium. The building was placed on twelve meter high and huge concrete pillars and the total complex is 130 meter long, has 16 floors and 3 entrances. Originally, the house was built as a hotel for the needs of the Olympic Games 80 in Moscow.