Last fall, the ARX awards named the Avangard complex “the best implementation from the development point of view”. In other words, its architecture was recognized as increasing the price per square meter of housing - the leader of the most topical Moscow topic in recent years. One glance at the house is enough to recognize the validity of such an assessment.
He has two features - color and shape. Twenty residential floors are clad in brightly colored panels, each the size of a window, in an asymmetrical pattern. Somewhere they merge into stripes and spots of the same color, somewhere the windows are combined in two or three, as if changing places with colored rectangles. The element of unpredictability in the order in which this happens turns the facades into a cohesive carpet-like surface. Only the successive division by aluminum rims on the horizontal of the floors has been preserved.
The flowery "tower" claims to become a new landmark of "Cheryomushki". It can be seen well and from afar. In addition, the variegated coloring contains several more "secrets": for example, blue and green colors prevail in it, which allows the house in good summer weather to "adjust" to the landscape, visually "dissolving" part of its volume against the background of the sky, and in winter it reminds about the "warm" season.
Bright facades are unusual for the workshop of Sergei Kiselev, known for his passion for very calm colors. Moreover, here for the first time in Moscow self-cleaning panels were used, that is, the house will not fade over time, it will remain as it is now, catchy, noticeable from afar. The house, however, meets its tenants with the noble restraint of the lower tier shiny with aluminum. The entrance hall is just as calm - only the multi-colored doors of the mailboxes remind us of where we entered.
The house is a tower, its plan tends to an ellipse, but in reality the drawing is more complicated. According to Sergei Kiselev, it looks like the outline of a coffee table from the beginning of the century. The form, however, was not invented just for the sake of beauty, but was the result of complex calculations in order to squeeze additional areas out of the site (this is the answer to the developer's award - the architects increased the size of the usable area by 2.5 times) and at the same time - not to block the light of neighboring buildings. The closest neighbor turned out to be the house of former workers of the Central Committee, so, having broken "all records in the number of meetings with residents," Kiselev & Partners made a house "to which it is impossible to find fault."
For tenants, the elliptical shape of the plan has two advantages. Curved walls give more windows, light and scenery. The "core" of the tower provides large hallways - the dream of everyone who has ever lived in a panel house …
In general, the building appears to be the result of many calculations. The asymmetry of color spots on the facade seems to be matched by some algorithm on a computer. The plan is meticulously drawn taking into account all the attendant circumstances and at the same time is aesthetically beautiful. To save space in the courtyard, the ground floor was built on six Corbusian "legs"; next to the roof of the underground garage there is a public garden and a playground. Even surprisingly, with all that, the building manages to preserve the freshness of the architectural solution, the ease of play, which makes it an adornment of the elite-sleeping area "Cheryomushki".