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Melnikov House: Icon of Modernism, Family Home, Architecture Museum

Author/EditorMelnikov: Kuznetsov, P (Author)
Publisher: DOM Publishers
ISBN: 9783869224367
Pub Date03/07/2017
BindingPaperback
Pages192
Dimensions (mm)230(h) * 210(w)
The Melnikov House, a building designed by the architect Konstantin Melnikov in Moscow for his family (1927 - 1929), is an icon of the architectural avant-garde. The house was originally built as an experimental cylindrical house to test out Konstantin Melnikov's very own concept of mass construction of residential estate. The original layout, eleg
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The Melnikov House, a building designed by architect Konstantin Melnikov in Moscow for himself and his family (1927–1929), is an icon of the architectural avant-garde. The house was originally built as an experimental cylindrical house to test Konstantin Melnikov’s very own concept for the mass construction of housing. The original layout, elegant spatial arrangement and ingenious engineering techniques have made this masterpiece world famous.

According to Melnikov, the essence of his house lies in its ‘equivalence and equability of weight, light, air and heat'. Being of a unique architectural form, it still looks modern while retaining the authentic memorial atmosphere of the 20th century, thus reflecting the tragic life of this solo architect.

This book gives a detailed account of its creation and history right through the 20th century, the transitional state from residential dwelling to museum, and the house's current condition while still awaiting an in-depth survey and conservation work. The volume contains rich archival materials as well as recent photographs. It describes the challenges and choices of museumification. Many memorial objects from the house are linked to the professional and family life of the architect and published for the first time.

The Melnikov House, a building designed by architect Konstantin Melnikov in Moscow for himself and his family (1927–1929), is an icon of the architectural avant-garde. The house was originally built as an experimental cylindrical house to test Konstantin Melnikov’s very own concept for the mass construction of housing. The original layout, elegant spatial arrangement and ingenious engineering techniques have made this masterpiece world famous.

According to Melnikov, the essence of his house lies in its ‘equivalence and equability of weight, light, air and heat'. Being of a unique architectural form, it still looks modern while retaining the authentic memorial atmosphere of the 20th century, thus reflecting the tragic life of this solo architect.

This book gives a detailed account of its creation and history right through the 20th century, the transitional state from residential dwelling to museum, and the house's current condition while still awaiting an in-depth survey and conservation work. The volume contains rich archival materials as well as recent photographs. It describes the challenges and choices of museumification. Many memorial objects from the house are linked to the professional and family life of the architect and published for the first time.

Pavel Kuznetsov, born in 1971, economist and author of academic articles and researchpapers. Studies on the Soviet architectural avant-garde since 2007. Since 2010, first deputy director of the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture (Moscow). In 2013, he initiated procedures in the RF Government to raise the state protection status of the Melnikov House. Since 2014, director of the State Melnikovs Museum.

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