The former automatic telephone exchange buildings are a unique monument of real estate. Freed from electromechanical junk, the buildings preserved the spirit of the era and, most importantly, their vast spaces. Today, they are ready to welcome the same local residents to whom they previously seemed mysterious and unapproachable.
The new façade design will allow the locals to notice the historic building that previously seemed uninteresting and closed-off. The façades will form a comfortable environment within walking distance and will remind what each area is famous for.
26 Bakinskikh Komissarov Street 5
The gem of the district is Troparevsky Park, a natural area of the capital rich in forest bushes.
8ya Tekstilshchikov Street 8
Tekstilshchiki used to house Count Orlov-Chesmensky estate, from which remains the Sadki pond, famous for its water lilies.
The Scarlet Flower
Aviatsionnaya Street 57, building 1
The image of the Scarlet Flower is a reference to the Scarlet Sails housing estate that opened an important page in the area’s modern history.
Belorechenskaya Street 3
The cherries are a reference to Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard. The writer loved to go hunting in this area, previously called the Sukino bog. Now there is a public garden here named after him which contains a bust of the writer and sculptures of heroes of his stories.
Biryulyovskaya Street 53, building 2
The landmark of the district is a grove of 30 sakura trees brought from Hokkaido island in Japan for the Biryulyovsky Arboretum.
Biryulyovskaya Street 9
A unique feature of the Biryulyovsky Arboretum is its Siberian cedar grove.
Znamenskaya Street 4
Here, within the grounds of the Preobrazhensky Palace, was the garden of Peter the Great where the exotic foreign “svoroborinny flower” (rosehip) used to grow.
Mitinskaya Steet 40, building 2
The dandelion is a reminder that Mitino is a fast-growing district, famous for its ecology and boulevard landscaping.
Mozhaiskoe Highway 38, building 1
In the forest growing around the Setun river that goes through the district you can still find rare protected flowers: lily of the valley, orchids and bellflowers.
Nagatinskaya Street 34
The gooseberry is a reminder of the traditional occupation of the locals in the 18th and 19th centuries: here, in the village of Sadovniki, lived gardeners of the Tsar’s palace in Kolomenskoye.
Novocheremushkinskaya Street 25
It was the bird cherry that gave the name to the village of Novie Cheremushki, and later to the entire district.
Tit on a Branch
Partizanskaya Street 10
The district of Kuntsevo is called after the bird kuntsa, the old name of the tit.
Vernadskogo Avenue 21, building 3
The magnolia is a symbol of Italy. The Garibaldi Street located here is named after the famous champion for the unification of Italy.
Proletarsky Avenue 24
The grapes are the symbol of the Caucasus culture, which was the inspiration for the names of the local streets Yerevanskaya, Bakinskaya and the Kavkazsky Avenue.
Profsoyuznaya Street 112
The orchid colors are the colors of the Konkovo district flag: red, white, green and yellow.
Timiryazevskaya Street 1a, building 1
According to a legend, the little Peter the Great loved to walk in the Timiryazevsky forest, where later linden trees were planted on his order.
Khoroshevskoe Highway 42
The brunki (birch buds) are a reference to the Birch Grove Park in the Khoroshevsky district.
Chertanovskaya Street 1a, building 2
The largest apple orchards in Moscow used to grow here, in central Chertanovo.
Chertanovskaya Street 23a
The snowdrop breaking through a snowy field is an image of Severnoe Chertanovo. The area was built up with innovative projects of experimental high-rise buildings.
Shipilovskaya Street 34, building 1
The lily reminds of the Tsaritsyno Park with its greenhouses of rare plants.
Schelkovskoe Highway 70
The lilac is a symbol of the district, a reference to the Lilac Garden Park and the Sirenevy Boulevard.
Fruits of the Ash Tree
Yasenevaya Street 26
The symbol of Yasenevo district and Yasenevaya Street is the fruit of ash tree. Growing up, we used to call them “helicopters.”
- The studio wishes to thank Artemy Marinin, Maria Dorokhova and Marina Krapivina for their help with the project