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Aviators House (“The House on Legs”)

The fashion for such “houses on legs” originated in the 1920s. Such structures were created not only for the sake of aesthetic reasons, but also for utilitarian purposes - buildings with a “floating” first floor are better protected from moisture and cold. There are several similar buildings in Moscow: this is the famous Narkomfin house, and [the house on chicken legs on Mira Avenue] (https://kudago.com/msk/place/dom-na-kurih-nozhkah/), and an unusual thirteen-story building on Begovaya Street.

Famous Soviet architect Andrei Meerson designed his “centipede” inspired by the ideas of Le Corbusier. Residents of the high-rise building joke that the builders decided to check their nerves - visually the supporting structures look rather fragile, they narrow down. However, in fact, the house is firmly on its “feet”.

Construction of the house began in 1973. Initially, the project was supposed to be implemented on the shore of the Khimki Reservoir, so the famous legs appeared near the house for a reason. But then the authorities moved the construction to Begovaya, and the unusual shape of the house remained the same. The authorities abandoned the idea of making a hotel in the building for the 1980 Olympics, and distributed apartments to employees of the aircraft plant - this is how the name “House of Aviators” arose.

The impression of grandeur of the house is further enhanced by the fact that the house visually expands upwards. In addition to 13 residential floors, there are two technical floors: one is located below, under the feet of the house, and the second is between the 13th floor and the roof. The house has three entrances, the ground floors of which are connected to the house only by flights of stairs and elevators. The entire building rests on 20 pairs of powerful reinforced concrete “legs”.

The official name of this building is the “House of Aviators”. An interesting fact: you can see this house in the films “Mustachioed Nanny” and “Night Watch”.

The fashion for such “houses on legs” originated in the 1920s. Such structures were created not only for the sake of aesthetic reasons, but also for utilitarian purposes - buildings with a “floating” first floor are better protected from moisture and cold. There are several similar buildings in Moscow: this is the famous Narkomfin house, and [the house on chicken legs on Mira Avenue] (https://kudago.com/msk/place/dom-na-kurih-nozhkah/), and an unusual thirteen-story building on Begovaya Street.

Famous Soviet architect Andrei Meerson designed his “centipede” inspired by the ideas of Le Corbusier. Residents of the high-rise building joke that the builders decided to check their nerves - visually the supporting structures look rather fragile, they narrow down. However, in fact, the house is firmly on its “feet”.

Construction of the house began in 1973. Initially, the project was supposed to be implemented on the shore of the Khimki Reservoir, so the famous legs appeared near the house for a reason. But then the authorities moved the construction to Begovaya, and the unusual shape of the house remained the same. The authorities abandoned the idea of making a hotel in the building for the 1980 Olympics, and distributed apartments to employees of the aircraft plant - this is how the name “House of Aviators” arose.

The impression of grandeur of the house is further enhanced by the fact that the house visually expands upwards. In addition to 13 residential floors, there are two technical floors: one is located below, under the feet of the house, and the second is between the 13th floor and the roof. The house has three entrances, the ground floors of which are connected to the house only by flights of stairs and elevators. The entire building rests on 20 pairs of powerful reinforced concrete “legs”.

The official name of this building is the “House of Aviators”. An interesting fact: you can see this house in the films “Mustachioed Nanny” and “Night Watch”.

The fashion for such “houses on legs” originated in the 1920s. Such structures were created not only for the sake of aesthetic reasons, but also for utilitarian purposes - buildings with a “floating” first floor are better protected from moisture and cold. There are several similar buildings in Moscow: this is the famous Narkomfin house, and [the house on chicken legs on Mira Avenue] (https://kudago.com/msk/place/dom-na-kurih-nozhkah/), and an unusual thirteen-story building on Begovaya Street.

Famous Soviet architect Andrei Meerson designed his “centipede” inspired by the ideas of Le Corbusier. Residents of the high-rise building joke that the builders decided to check their nerves - visually the supporting structures look rather fragile, they narrow down. However, in fact, the house is firmly on its “feet”.

Construction of the house began in 1973. Initially, the project was supposed to be implemented on the shore of the Khimki Reservoir, so the famous legs appeared near the house for a reason. But then the authorities moved the construction to Begovaya, and the unusual shape of the house remained the same. The authorities abandoned the idea of making a hotel in the building for the 1980 Olympics, and distributed apartments to employees of the aircraft plant - this is how the name “House of Aviators” arose.

The impression of grandeur of the house is further enhanced by the fact that the house visually expands upwards. In addition to 13 residential floors, there are two technical floors: one is located below, under the feet of the house, and the second is between the 13th floor and the roof. The house has three entrances, the ground floors of which are connected to the house only by flights of stairs and elevators. The entire building rests on 20 pairs of powerful reinforced concrete “legs”.

The official name of this building is the “House of Aviators”. An interesting fact: you can see this house in the films “Mustachioed Nanny” and “Night Watch”.

Address

st. Begovaya 34

Source

https://kudago.com/msk/place/dom-sorokonozhka/

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