As the architect himself emphasizes, his idea was based on "the youthful Soviet pathos of the architecture of the late 20s - early 30s, on Leonidov's airships …". In the era of constructivism, there was a trend that reproduced by means of architecture various recognizable objects associated in those years, as a rule, with technical progress: house-tractor, house-star, etc. The airship house obviously inherits this particular branch of the Russian architectural avant-garde. He not literally, but still recognizably pretends to be a zeppellin, in a rush to the sky stretching vertically for forty floors. And if you look at the plan of the house, its rounded-pointed contour, directed somewhere forward, completes the analogy.
A small ball on the roof of the building, forcing to the globe from Novy Arbat, becomes a sign that reinforces the theme: the entire volume of the house can be read as a huge “basket” preparing to take off according to the slogan of the builders “went up the stairs - live in the Conduit” … air transport, although it is only intended for rescue helicopters. Perhaps someday, after the ban on private flights over the capital is lifted, residents will be able to park here on their own aeronautics.
It is interesting that for the avant-garde architects of the 1920s, the likeness of the project to any miracle of modern technology was a sign of a futuristic striving forward, to the future, but here the process is somewhat reversed, because the airship has long turned from a symbol of a flying future into a nostalgic image the recent past in the spirit of "Sky Captain".
What has been said, however, does not negate the modernity of the architecture of the "Airship", on the contrary, rather emphasizes it: for our days longing for bygone futurism is very characteristic, a kind of remake that revives old plots in updated forms. The airship tower will significantly change the skyline in the green-rich residential area of Moscow.