The Urbanist

Tall Stories 175: The Narkomfin building, Moscow

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23 September 2019

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Photo: Alamy

We’re off to Moscow to look at one of the best-known examples of Constructivist architecture: Moisei Ginzburg’s iconic Narkomfin building. Designed to embody the early-Soviet ideal of communal living but soon falling out of favour with the Kremlin, the building fell into disrepair until Ginzburg’s grandson Alexei led much-needed renovations in 2017.

23 September 2019

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