The deluxe development Tessinsky 1 is located at the very heart of Moscow downtown area near the newly built Zaryadye park and not far from the Moscow Kremlin. This neighbourhood is surprisingly dense in greenery and boasts its glorious past. Many famous Russian nobles lived here and it also used to be a district where prosperous German and European merchants resided starting the gentrification process.
Many old mansions and churches were preserved, restored and integrated into the modern urbanreconstruction. Today the district known as Kitai Gorod is a thriving vigorous neighbourhood with numerous bars and restaurants, chic boutiques and bohemian clubs. Design of a new residential project in Tessinsky Lane aims to find balance between site specific historical context and its present status of high-end exquisite neighbourhood in the heart of the Russian capital. Sergey Skuratov Architects in collaboration with Insigma Group managed to achieve this fragile equilibrium.
The architectural concept of Tessinsky 1 was developed by Sergey Skuratov, who created new design language of the area where this new project is being developed by Insigma Group — a sophisticated Art House was built here and started the metamorphoses of the neighbourhood into the chic residential area. Refined artistic manner of Sergey Skuratov can be easily recognised in his new design —Tessinsky 1. The architectural concept is based on the metaphor of a bridge connecting past and future, the modern project seamlessly fits into the historical and cultural context of the area. As time passes it will certainly become an integral part of the cityscape — as if it’s been there for eons.
The carefully restored and preserved walls of the 19th century mansion are delicately integrated into the new structure to totransform into a part of the facade of Tessinsky 1. Two duplex apartments with private entrances are located in this part of the new low-rise residential building. Taking into account the historical aspects, hand-moulded masonry is the main material in this construction. Similar plinth-shaped bricks were previously used to form the floors of some major cathedrals and palaces of ancient Moscow Kremlin and other structures of great historical value in Kitai-gorod area.
The bronze vertical divides Tessinsky 1 into halves in the proportions of the golden ratio. Old and modern parts of the facade are well balanced. Boasting stained glass in the lobby area which emphasises the architectural sections of the structure. The perspective of the central vestibule opens into the patio with a pond and an Italian-style lion-like fountain in a secret garden emphasising the overall landscape design.