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House at Prechistenka, Russia

The building was created by German architect Gustav Avgustovich Gelrih in 1911. Prechistenka was the main road linking the Moscow Kremlin and Novodevichy Convent. The street name is associated with the icon of the Smolensky Mother of God.

In the Orthodox tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary is called the Mother of God, emphasizing its spiritual purity and chastity, so the street name is "Prechistenka" from the word-Pure (highly clean).History of the Prechistenka associated with names such as Pushkin, Tolstoy, Bulgakov...

The building belongs to the cultural heritage of the Russian Federation and is a significant element of the historical building-up of the area. In 80th years of the 20th century building underwent a change in shape due to the raising of two floors and lost much of the architectural harmony, so the restoration had a mission - to regenerate, restore the integrity of the building.

The copper facade takes a special significance in the new look, which has become the boundary between the past and the present, between 2 new and 5 floors of the historic. Restoration has helped in recreation of the historical image of the building, returns the lost tower and the clock, and the building falls into a pattern of the architectural ensemble of Moscow.

There is a particular interest to copper between all participants of the project. According to the architect, S. D. Poshvykin, copper is a natural material that is living and changing. Over the years, copper becomes better and nobler. Copper has its own character and therefore copper always works in collaboration with the architect and builder. You cannot always predict how copper finalizes something that the architect has not taken into account and the builder has not completed, so the copper requires special treatment.

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Building

Completion date: 
2012
Country: 
Russian Federation
City: 
Moscow
Street: 
Prechistenka 13/7, bld. 1

Categories

Applications: 
Facades/fascia
Type of building: 
Residential
Copper used: 
Classic
Estate: 
Upgrade

Architect

Awards

Season: 
2013

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