One of the main monuments of the Soviet avant-garde – the unique Melnikov House – will work as a museum. Every day from Tuesday to Saturday there will be led only one tour group (each – not more than five persons). Such restrictions operate because the house is still in disrepair, requires renovation and cannot withstand too many visitors.
The only way to get inside is to pre-book tickets by phone +7 (495) 697 80 37.
Home and Studio of Konstantin Melnikov, built in the late 20s of last century, a single-family house is a world’s famous monument of Soviet avant-garde architecture. It was built in 1927-1929 years in Krivoarbatsky Lane in Moscow. The house features innovative design, original artistic view, volume-spatial composition and sound functional layout. Detached residential house in the center of Moscow was a unique example of such construction for the Soviet time.
Until this fall, the house was dwelling – several generations of Melnikov’s family grew there. Due to the property conflict that stretched over the years, it was impossible to open the house for public, as the architect willed. However, the Museum of Victoria and Konstantin Melnikovy was finally established as a part of the Shchusev’s Museum of Architecture. Time of the full reconstruction and permanent exhibition opening is not specified by the moment.