Kherson Street bends very strongly - almost in a semicircle. Such lines were foreign to the panel houses of the seventies, and they are grouped here like a dashed line drawn by a Losers - semi-chaotic, at different angles. The house of Alexei Bavykin is not like that. It echoes the bend of the track with its facade, integrates into it, and, it seems, helps the street to make the intended turn without leaving the side. And at the same time splices together the familiar broken line of gray panel high-rise buildings, outlines the connections between them. In this sense, the house is very organic, its appearance in its place is an undoubted success for Kherson Street.
The bend obtained as a result of dialogue with the street decorates the house in the same way as a person can be decorated with a smile. It would seem that everything is simple: a red brick surface, next to it is dark, on the other side - white; between floors - stripes, calm square windows, modern long, from the yard - the usual three-part. But here's a smile - the 25-storey monolith lit up, cheered up, the balconies began a rhythmic dance: one on the left, the other on the right. And the austere dark courtyard facade also slightly raised the corners of the balconies, outlined them with a concave line, a mirror image of the main arc.
Inside, around one hall-corridor, apartments are arranged, from two to five rooms, the largest of them are “view” ends: one looks at Bitsevsky Park, the other at a nearby spontaneously green area, which should be mentioned separately.
The second stage of construction is planned here: a chain of residential buildings, a kindergarten, a shop, a restaurant, an office building - which will be located at the edges of the site. In the center, between the buildings, there will be a park with an artificial river. So the house on Kherson, completed at the end of 2005, is the vanguard of the large-scale complex conceived here. Its white-paneled "nose" embodies the determination of an older brother, who is preparing to lead a line of younger ones.