Melnikov House (1927-1929) by Konstantin Melnikov

Melnikov’s House located at 10 Krivoarbatsky Lane, Moscow, Russia, was built in 1927-29. It is believed to be the peak of that renowned architect’s creative work. All over the world the building is known as Melnikov’s House – it is properly seen as one of the main symbols of the 20th century architecture and a kind of an icon for the world culture in general.

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Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov (Russian: Константин Степанович Мельников; August 3 [O.S. July 22] 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 was an independent artist, not bound by the rules of a particular style or artistic group. In 1930s, Melnikov refused to conform with the rising stalinist architecture, withdrew from practice and worked as a portrait painter and teacher until the end of his life. More >>>

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