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Melnikov House recognised as cultural heritage site of federal importance

United Kingdom Architecture News - Mar 23, 2014 - 21:32   2804 views

Melnikov House recognised as cultural heritage site of federal importance

Following the Government’s Directive dated 13 March 2014, the model studio house of architect Konstantin Melnikov at 10 Krivoarbatsky Pereulok has been listed as a cultural heritage site of federal importance.

The issue of recognising the house as cultural heritage site of federal importance was long-simmering. It is an architectural masterpiece of the Soviet avant-garde era, and is well-known worldwide. According to Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Department of Cultural Heritage Alexander Kibovsky, it was proposed to assign the house the status in 2006. Assigning the status became an important step towards the conservation of such an architectural masterpiece.

The Konstantin Melnikov Model House of 1927-1929 was taken under state protection in 1992. It is one of the architect’s most brilliant pieces of work. It is also one of the best-known residential buildings from the 1920s in Moscow.

The house is known for its innovative design and unique artistic shape.

Based on Moscow Government’s materials

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