arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture

arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture

‘brodsky’ housing block on moscow’s waterfront

 

Located on the slope of Moskva river, ‘Brodsky’ residential building by Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners towers over Moscow’s Khamovniki district. Expanding in 14 levels of height, the structure shapes in an allusion to the classical form of arches enfolding in a pattern-like system of narrow curved openings. Connecting to the historic buildings along the embankment, the mid-rise housing block sets up its characteristic facade standing out as typical of waterfront architecture.

 

The pattern of the facade incorporates three different types of arches reflecting the internal structure’s arrangement. The wider openings reveal larger common areas such as living rooms, whereas narrow curved windows orient in front of kitchens and dining zones. The back side of the building covers itself in openings of the same size, while a fifteen-meters tall arch pierces through the depth of the structure, serving as a passage between Moscow city’s quarter and the embankment.

arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
images by Ivan Erofeev, Ilya Ivanov, Nikita Subbotin, Sergey Krasuyk

 

 

residential structure Recalls italian architecture and patterns

 

The facade concept by the Moscow-based architectural office, Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, was developed in cooperation with the French agency Antonini + Darmon Architectes. The image of a classical building by the water, with its arched galleries, evokes Venetian palazzi architecture. The building forms as a dedication to the Jewish Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky and his adoration of Venice city, hence the name of the building. The concept is furthered by repeating the arched elements of the facade in the interiors of the two lobbies. The internal arrangement displays monochrome tonality with a wide variety of gray hues. Smaller and larger lobbies are distinguished from each other by the addition of deep green features. Drawing from traditional Italian patterns, the floor mosaic flows throughout the structure. ‘Brodsky’ residential block accommodates 65 apartments varying between 100 and 600 sqm, as well as a wellness center, a kids club and playground facility, and underground parking.

arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
the characteristic arched facade stands out as typical of waterfront architecture

arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
the arches reflect the internal structure’s arrangement

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arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
the structure expands in 14 levels of height enfolding in an arched patterned facade

arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
the back side displays arches of the same size and a large opening passage

arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
piercing through the structure, the passage connects the city quarter and the embankment

arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
the fifteen-meters tall arch in a linear pattern

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arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
 
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arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
 
arched facade enfolds residential building in moscow revisiting venetian palazzi architecture
 

project info:

 

name: Brodsky
designer: Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners

cooperative facade concept: Antonini + Darmon Architectes

location: Moscow, Russia

photography: Ivan Erofeev, Ilya Ivanov, Nikita Subbotin, Sergey Krasuyk

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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