Voznesensky, 5

New life of the old house and courtyard in the center of Moscow

1. Public buildings

6. Offices

9. Reconstruction



The reconstruction of all three parts of the building, located in Voznesensky Lane, made it possible to adapt it for new functions — offices, a restaurant and retail. The building from the end of the 19th century, facing the side street, was restored. Through the use of two shades of plaster, the historical design of the facade was emphasized while the plinth was encased in granite. For the two-storey building in the courtyard a granite basement and granite slopes on the windows were added.

The most recent Soviet building inside the courtyard - a three-storey building given to the premises under commercial lease - underwent the most significant interventions. The facade of the first two floors is clad in granite which, due to it’s thin rendering, retains the effect of sturdy construction and solidity. Panoramic glazing and irregular column placement visually elevate the top floor. This duality enhances the contrast between the bottom and top of the building - it seems to be two-storey while actually retaining a three-storey volume. The visual harmony of proportions in all the buildings creates a cosy space of the inner courtyard.