The building was conceived as "looking" at the Gelendzhik Bay, absorbing the freshness coming from the sea through the net of shady balconies. Like a large stone snake basking on a slope, the monolithic volume bends three times in an attempt to capture every available bit of the seaside city spilled around the bliss, while sheltering the inhabitants from the scorching summer sun and cold wind blowing from the mountains in winter.
It seems that the house, and in front of us is a new type of expensive multi-apartment housing - an apart-hotel, is entirely subordinated to the task of making life in a pleasant place even more beautiful, using the advantages and hiding the disadvantages of the place. The "sea" facade is noticeably larger than the "mountain" one and is entirely dressed in a "shell" of balconies filled with light and air. Outside, it looks like an abstract painting in the spirit of Piet Mondrian - rectangular cells of various sizes and proportions are scattered over a curved surface, like the nests of swallows on a mountainside, occasionally interspersed with the planes of "closed" windows, deliberately knocking down the scale and hiding the real number of floors and the fully glazed surface of the walls buildings, and at the same time - protecting residents from the scorching daytime sun. Instead of the usual principle "from the inside - out" we get a veil, a screen, an elegant disguise, instead of an ordinary series of apartments - a semblance of theatrical boxes for contemplating sea sunsets and sunrises.
The entire geometric lattice of the main facade was supposed to be made a monolithic structure and painted white while preserving the roughness of the concrete texture. On the openings of the balconies, colored blinds were supposed to be lowered like awnings, complementing the complex geometry of verticals / horizontal lines with bright accents.
From the side of the mountains, the building is reduced, closed with concrete walls from the cold winter wind "Sailor". The roof descends to the main street of Lunacharskiy by steps of terraces accessible to the residents of penthouses; the terraces offer views of the mountain landscape.
Elegant, saturated with seaside lightness and "southern" attention to the surrounding nature, the project is logical and logical if you look at it from the standpoint of the "western", that is, the world context. In it you can see the "constructivist" passion for using all available space, including the roof, and - the very modern unpredictability of intriguing façade "camouflage".
However, for the Russian environment, he, of course, is more than unusual. Perhaps that is why the project was indignantly rejected in agreement with the mayor of Gelendzhik, who did not find the usual walls and the usual roof in it. According to the mayor, he "have never seen such houses anywhere and never." It is curious that the private customer liked the project, even very much. But this is not enough for construction.