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Friends, I love to get acquainted and communicate with creative people, learn new, to discover the world of unknown things, new music, and new countries. This information is very often becomes the source of our creative process and inspiration.

I invite you in my Arch-cafe. Why cafe? I like conversation over a cup of good coffee... a conversation with interesting people... cozy atmosphere, when matter even little things, when all the soul strings are used... and the process of communication completely takes you in.

In our Arch-cafe, I will try to talk to you about different useful and pleasant things and about the talented people, interesting to us by their creation. Architects, designers, artists, decorators, sculptors, in a few words the professionals of their business, will be our guests.

I will try to tell you interesting facts from the history of architecture and design, to tell about new trends and developments. I will be glad if the conversation over a cup of coffee will be interesting and pleasant for you, as well as for me. Up to a meeting in our Arch-cafe...

Sincerely yours, Tatyana Larina

30.12.2012 Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

Dear friends!

This year is almost gone. The next one is waiting for us with mystery number – 13. We are sure that the next year will be lucky, no matter of its number.

May year grant you 12 months of love, 52 weeks of joy, 365 days of success, 8760 hours of good health, 52600 minutes of inner peace, 3153600 seconds of happiness!

And sweet Christmas will bring you peace and kindness in your heart.

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

18.09.2012 Rusakov club

This is the first of five clubs built by Melnikov in Moscow. It was commissioned by the Mocow Union of Transport Workers, for which the architect built the garages on Bakhmetyevskaya and Novoryazanskaya Streets.

18.09.2012 Club of the D0RKHIMZAV0D chemical plant with kitchen-factory

The smallest of K. S. Melnikov's clubs was built during his "golden period" of 1927- 1929 on the territory of the Dorogomilov Chemical Plant. The markedly strict and laconic composition of the club, unusual for Melnikov, is owed to his unwillingness to compete with the exquisite silhouette of the Novodevichy Monastery on the opposite side of the river (at the time of its construction, the club was not separated from the river by workshops).

18.09.2012 "Burevestnik" factory club

The design was worked out in a kind of dialogue with the art nouveau mansion (1903, A.M. Kalmykov, architect) on the opposite side of the street. Melnikov oriented a a tower with a five-petal ground plan, which contained reading halls and rooms for club activities, in the direction of the mansion. Concealed behind the asymmetric facade of the club and its tower are two rectangular blocks, one of which projects from the other; they are connected at the level of the second floor. Most of the the building is taken up by an auditorium. In the original design, this auditorium could be transformed into a swimming pool.

18.09.2012 Zuyev club

It was necessary to fit an edifice marking an important intersection in the "Greater Moscow" Plan into the narrow site designated for the club. Golosov chose a dynamic composition that "turned on the hinge" of the corner tower, the walls of which were made entirely of glass.

18.09.2012 "Svoboda" factory club

Like the "Kauchuk" Club and the Club of the Dorkhimzavod chemical plant, the club of the "Svoboda" perfume factory was commissioned by the chemists' union. For this building, which stands at the entrance to a park, Melnikov chose a markedly horizontal, symmetrical composition. In this club, the architect's imagination, fuelled by the proximity of the Rallet Perfume Factory, once again came up against technical limitations.

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