How modern furniture appeared 100 years ago: Modernist man, architect and jeweler Josef Hoffman
Chairs with high backs, sofas and armchairs, which are still relevant today, geometric decorations and textiles with abstract patterns ... There is hardly a design area in which Austrian architect…

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"Lacy" mansion-masterpiece in Tomsk: House with a tent, which was restored by the Germans
If you are in Tomsk, then you should definitely see the fabulous beauty of the mansion, which is also called the “House with a tent”. It is abundantly covered with…

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Mansion-castle Morozov

One of the brightest architectural gems of Moscow can surely be called the mansion of Savva Morozov on Spiridonovka. It was built for the young wife of the famous merchant-patron of the arts as a symbol of their love, but eventually he witnessed the breakup of a once happy family. But nowadays this building has a completely different role – a political one. Continue reading

House for the elite: Rumors and facts about the legendary Stalinist high-rise – the house at Kotelnicheskaya

Stalin skyscrapers always spawned many incredible rumors and conjectures. Since the 1950s, they have evoked both awe, and admiration, and great interest. Each of these magnificent buildings has its own history and its own individual charm. No exception – and the high-rise at Kotelnicheskaya, which has repeatedly appeared in feature films as a home for the elect and the ultimate dream of the ordinary citizen. Continue reading

What did the Kremlin chimes look like at the time of Ivan the Terrible and Catherine II

The Kremlin chimes are the hallmark of Moscow and of all of Russia. We are so accustomed to their appearance, to their characteristic battle, that sometimes we don’t even think about the fact that once they were completely different. Meanwhile, many centuries ago, this symbol of the Kremlin looked very specific from the point of view of modern man. Continue reading

Secrets of the mansion of millionaires Kolobovs
Kolobovsky House is a little-known but incredibly beautiful architectural landmark of St. Petersburg. As contemporaries noted, such a magnificent building was bound to stand in plain sight in the center…

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What secret did a disgraced Catholic squire cipher in a triangular castle that became a protest
With regard to triangular structures (for example, the Egyptian pyramids), scientists put forward a variety of versions, seeing in them a special philosophy, and unique energy properties, and even the…

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Mysterious terem house on Yakimanka, built by a disgraced merchant and a tangerine planter
The mansion of the merchant Igumnov is one of the most beautiful and mysterious buildings in modern Moscow. First, it is not so easy to get into it, because it…

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Islamic architecture with a British accent: Secrets of the Central Mosque in Cambridge
The word "mosque" in Europeans is in no way associated with Cambridge, but in vain. Times change, and now in this historic British place a grandiose building for Muslims has…

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