Photo: Dmitriy Chebanenko


Newly renovated apartment block is situated in the centre of Moscow within the historical "Garden Ring" road. The building was originally purpose built as an apartment block in the 1870s, but was promptly adopted as a popular local bathing house. Since the 20th century, it has been utilized as an administrative offices.

The facade of the building retains the neoclassical style characteristic of historic center of Moscow. The extension at the top of the building offers double height penthouses within, and features cladding of perforated Corten steel composite panels on the exterior. Full height glazing provide views of the historic area.

A distinctive feature of the new house is its own internal garden with a landscape design resembling a natural landscape. The living room triangular bay windows overlook the courtyard. Reception, communal area for residents and retail are located on the ground floor below the courtyard. Large circular glass skylights bring natural light to the reception area.

The renovated building, features a collection of 75 apartments ranging in size from 32 to 146 m2 and  includes two floors of parking for 43 cars.

Project Details
13/1 Mashkova str. Moscow
Vesper Moscow
8000 m²
Nominee - Archdaily Building of the Year Award 2021, Architecture Masterprize 2020
apartments, car park, reception, retail, courtyard