A residential building in Moscow, constructed in the sixties, in the District of Matveyevskoye. The house is doughnut-shaped with a diameter of more than one hundred meters. A green area serves as its centre. The residential quarters embrace the courtyard and affect its atmosphere.
In the years 2006 and 2007, the Round House appears like a cell in the vast urban body of Moscow, a cell, where the changes of the entire city are filtered and illustrated in a decelerated fashion. The unsophisticated nature of details, in particular of windows and doors made of cheap materials and the explicit colouration, are not yet conform with the new Western lifestyle. The space of the Round House permitted the Soviet modes of everyday residential living in its practical and also decorative arrangements a prolonged survival. Photographs, video sketches and a projection draft relate to this transition.
Круглий Дом Round House Rundes Haus
Photographs, Video Sketches
View in the inner courtyard,
Perspective on the house from the residential building aside