Snail On The Slope

Snail On The Slope
Snail On The Slope

Video: Snail On The Slope

Отличия серверных жестких дисков от десктопных
Video: The Snail on the Slope by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky - Book Chat 2023, January
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The site on which construction has already begun, according to the architect, can be considered successful for the implementation of a large-scale idea. From the side of Poklonnaya Gora to the Mosfilm film concern, there are large, practically undeveloped spaces with a complex curvilinear relief of the Setun River valley. Therefore, the architecture of the future skyscraper responds not so much to rare buildings, but to the natural environment, likening the rocks formed by the air currents flowing through here.

The complex consists of a two-hundred-meter tower and a plate-house (120 m high), interconnected by a small longitudinal building. According to the initial project, the first, the tallest tower, was rotated helically by 21 degrees, which enriches the plastic of the prismatic volume, making it possible to achieve the maximum variety of spectacular views from the windows of future apartments. In the final version, the smooth bend was replaced by its skillful geometrized imitation: the walls are slightly inclined, so that the obtuse corner of the first floor at the top grows into an acute one, and vice versa. The tower has acquired a resemblance to the elongated neck of an animal, inadvertently looking around to check if the rear is in order.

The gigantic scale is emphasized by the four-color color of the main tower, smoothly changing from the top of the shining whiteness of "Carrara marble" to the dark limestone of the lower floors and black concrete legs. The coloring is designed to create the effect of the "glow" of the top of the skyscraper - even in cloudy weather it will seem that a large inhabited "rock" has caught the sunbeam lurking behind the clouds.

The second building is designed a little colder and quieter, although no less sculptural. Its silhouette diminishes upward and tilts slightly towards the "older brother" - which makes the ensemble more solid and "alive". The facades are completely glazed, but some coldness inherent in glass is overcome by the unusual plasticity of the surfaces, which, according to Sergei Skuratov, resembles a "wicker basket". In addition, the fragile relief of the walls is complicated by the pattern of the windows, and there are three types of them here: transparent, opaque and false.

The low longitudinal building connecting the two skyscrapers is a hypertrophied stylobate, raised 17 meters above the ground and rests on “legs” spaced at different angles. The house takes on a resemblance to a hyperscale insect - "a huge snail, which, fingering its" forty legs ", stretches its neck and turns around, trying to see if everything is in order with its house" - poetically explains the architect.

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