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Residential Building at Konnaya Street

24 Konnaya Street,
St. Petersburg, Russia

DESIGN: 1999-2001
REALIZATION: 2002-2003
CLIENT: Vozrozhdenie Peterburga Construction Company MORE

Residential Building at Konnaya Street

24 Konnaya Street, St. Petersburg, Russia

DESIGN: 1999-2001
REALIZATION: 2002-2003

CLIENT: Vozrozhdenie Peterburga Construction Company

ARCHITECTS: Nikita Yavein, Vasily Romantsev
with the participation of Sergey Sologub
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Vladimir Zhuravlev

A new residential building is set between the two historic buildings of the 1890-1900s. Engaged in this environment, the new insertion tends to be consistent with it in terms of density and variety of visual data. Instead of imitating the external stucco of historic buildings, it rather uses a number of established structural elements (oriel windows, loggias, balconies).

Strict symmetry of the front façade and its triadic vertical division are there both to pay homage to local architectural traditions and to comply with the site development regulations. The height of building (23, 9 m) is also restricted by local guidance, while the curved contour of the mansard storey is slightly reminiscent of some Parisian spatial experience.

The geometry of the façade imitates a triangular oriel window allowing the effect of light and shade and enhancing the apartments solar exposure period. The new addition is a ‘three-dimensional’ space extending into the depth.

DATA

Gross floor area – 2 470 sq. m, out of there:

  • apartment – 1 541 sq. m
  • office – 204 sq. m
  • parking – 273 sq. m

Number of apartments – 17
Number of storeys - 6
Structural volume – 9 715, 5 cub. m

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Site development: Studio RED