The building is not a historical or cultural monument, and is not even in the preservation area of historical monuments. The urban environment is formed mainly by the buildings of the XX century. The restrictions apply only to the height of the building. The question was: what can we do in these relatively free conditions, but knowing that the project is located in the historic centre? The common methodology is based on the architectural context or on the dominant style. But how to achieve it, if in one encounters around constructivism, Stalinist style buildings off 1950s style, sand-lime brick buildings of the 1970s, flashy buildings of the 1990s and later , Houses of the XVIII-XIX centuries? Our answer: here we lack the constructions of the XXI century.
The project involves the reconstruction of the existing three-storey building and the addition of two additional floors. The building remains habitable. The ground floor accommodates parking and technical rooms. The others host apartments, with a large duplex on the top two floors.
The existing volume is subject to redevelopment. The most interesting elements in our opinion are preserved.
As for added two floors will be covered stainless Black Stainless steel will be modestly from the street and less modestly since the court which is not visible from the outside. A bay window to the west with a panoramic view of the Kremlin. It remains to be seen whether this architectural solution takes its place in the motley Moscow urban landscape.