Konstantin Melnikov’s totemic Moscow house

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.

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To my mind Denis Esakov's work is one of the best shots of the Melnikov House. His seeming simplicity and lack of sophistication, as well as attention to details allowed to show architecture as it is. As a result, Denis shows the airiness and lightness of this iconic space. The Museum took his series as canonical. 

Pavel Kuznetsov, director

of the State Melnikovs Museum, Moscow