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Moscow’s most unusual houses

October 03, 16:47 UTC+3
World Architecture Day is held annually on the first Monday of October
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The cylindrical Melnikov House with hexagonal windows in central Moscow was built in the 1920s
The cylindrical Melnikov House with hexagonal windows in central Moscow was built in the 1920s
The cylindrical Melnikov House with hexagonal windows in central Moscow was built in the 1920s
© Alexander Shcherbak/TASS
Inside the main studio of the Melnikov House
Inside the main studio of the Melnikov House
Inside the main studio of the Melnikov House
© Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS
The building of the Russian Academy of Sciences was finished in 1990s and is nicknamed 'gold brains' because of its decorative element made of metal and glass
The building of the Russian Academy of Sciences was finished in 1990s and is nicknamed 'gold brains' because of its decorative element made of metal and glass
The building of the Russian Academy of Sciences was finished in 1990s and is nicknamed 'gold brains' because of its decorative element made of metal and glass
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
The Parus (Sail) apartment complex in northwest Moscow was built in 2007
The Parus (Sail) apartment complex in northwest Moscow was built in 2007
The Parus (Sail) apartment complex in northwest Moscow was built in 2007
© Nikolai Galkin/TASS
The 736 meter long building that houses the Scientific Research Center for Electronic Computer Machinery is unofficially known as 'Horizontal Skyscraper'
The 736 meter long building that houses the Scientific Research Center for Electronic Computer Machinery is unofficially known as 'Horizontal Skyscraper'
The 736 meter long building that houses the Scientific Research Center for Electronic Computer Machinery is unofficially known as 'Horizontal Skyscraper'
© Nikolai Galkin/TASS
Ring House built in the west of Moscow has 9 floors, 936 apartments and 26 entrances. It was built in 1979 in the run-up to the 1980 Summer Olympics
Ring House built in the west of Moscow has 9 floors, 936 apartments and 26 entrances. It was built in 1979 in the run-up to the 1980 Summer Olympics
Ring House built in the west of Moscow has 9 floors, 936 apartments and 26 entrances. It was built in 1979 in the run-up to the 1980 Summer Olympics
© Nikolai Galkin/TASS
The so-called 'centipede house' designed by architect Andrei Meyerson in 1978 as a hotel ahead of the Moscow 1980 Olympics. The main feature of the structure is twenty pairs of reinforced concrete 'legs'
The so-called 'centipede house' designed by architect Andrei Meyerson in 1978 as a hotel ahead of the Moscow 1980 Olympics. The main feature of the structure is twenty pairs of reinforced concrete 'legs'
The so-called 'centipede house' designed by architect Andrei Meyerson in 1978 as a hotel ahead of the Moscow 1980 Olympics. The main feature of the structure is twenty pairs of reinforced concrete 'legs'
© Nikolai Galkin/TASS
The Egg house designed by Russian architects Sergei Tkachenko and Oleg Dubrovsky appeared in Moscow in 2002
The Egg house designed by Russian architects Sergei Tkachenko and Oleg Dubrovsky appeared in Moscow in 2002
The Egg house designed by Russian architects Sergei Tkachenko and Oleg Dubrovsky appeared in Moscow in 2002
© Alexander Shcherbak/TASS
14-storey residential building called Ship House, or Titanic, was designed by architect Vladimir Babad and built in 1981
14-storey residential building called Ship House, or Titanic, was designed by architect Vladimir Babad and built in 1981
14-storey residential building called Ship House, or Titanic, was designed by architect Vladimir Babad and built in 1981
© Dmitry Serebryakov/TASS
Arseniy Morozov’s Mansion was built in 1899 by architect Viktor Mazyrin. According to the legend, the rich merchant Arseny Morozov was inspired to create this building by his travelling across Portugal
Arseniy Morozov’s Mansion was built in 1899 by architect Viktor Mazyrin. According to the legend, the rich merchant Arseny Morozov was inspired to create this building by his travelling across Portugal
Arseniy Morozov’s Mansion was built in 1899 by architect Viktor Mazyrin. According to the legend, the rich merchant Arseny Morozov was inspired to create this building by his travelling across Portugal
© Boris Kavaskin/ITAR-TASS
Tea House in central Moscow resembling Chinese pagoda was constructed in 1890-1893 by architect Roman Klein for Perlov & Sons tea company
Tea House in central Moscow resembling Chinese pagoda was constructed in 1890-1893 by architect Roman Klein for Perlov & Sons tea company
Tea House in central Moscow resembling Chinese pagoda was constructed in 1890-1893 by architect Roman Klein for Perlov & Sons tea company
© Alexander Shcherbak/TASS
An elephant shaped house in the village of Ostrovtsy near Moscow. Inside - four floors, connected by a spiral staircase
An elephant shaped house in the village of Ostrovtsy near Moscow. Inside - four floors, connected by a spiral staircase
An elephant shaped house in the village of Ostrovtsy near Moscow. Inside - four floors, connected by a spiral staircase
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
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The cylindrical Melnikov House with hexagonal windows in central Moscow was built in the 1920s
© Alexander Shcherbak/TASS
Inside the main studio of the Melnikov House
© Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS
The building of the Russian Academy of Sciences was finished in 1990s and is nicknamed 'gold brains' because of its decorative element made of metal and glass
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
The Parus (Sail) apartment complex in northwest Moscow was built in 2007
© Nikolai Galkin/TASS
The 736 meter long building that houses the Scientific Research Center for Electronic Computer Machinery is unofficially known as 'Horizontal Skyscraper'
© Nikolai Galkin/TASS
Ring House built in the west of Moscow has 9 floors, 936 apartments and 26 entrances. It was built in 1979 in the run-up to the 1980 Summer Olympics
© Nikolai Galkin/TASS
The so-called 'centipede house' designed by architect Andrei Meyerson in 1978 as a hotel ahead of the Moscow 1980 Olympics. The main feature of the structure is twenty pairs of reinforced concrete 'legs'
© Nikolai Galkin/TASS
The Egg house designed by Russian architects Sergei Tkachenko and Oleg Dubrovsky appeared in Moscow in 2002
© Alexander Shcherbak/TASS
14-storey residential building called Ship House, or Titanic, was designed by architect Vladimir Babad and built in 1981
© Dmitry Serebryakov/TASS
Arseniy Morozov’s Mansion was built in 1899 by architect Viktor Mazyrin. According to the legend, the rich merchant Arseny Morozov was inspired to create this building by his travelling across Portugal
© Boris Kavaskin/ITAR-TASS
Tea House in central Moscow resembling Chinese pagoda was constructed in 1890-1893 by architect Roman Klein for Perlov & Sons tea company
© Alexander Shcherbak/TASS
An elephant shaped house in the village of Ostrovtsy near Moscow. Inside - four floors, connected by a spiral staircase
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS

World Architecture Day is observed annually on the first Monday of October. It was established by the International Union of Architects in 1985. On the occasion of this day TASS presents a selection of Moscow’s most unusual houses.

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