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The Most Unusual Houses in Russia, Part 2
November 24, 2014 13:50

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Fairy Tale House in the Oryol Region

There is another unusual house in Dmitrovsk town of the Oryol Region. It reminds of a fairytale habitation. The house was created by the local handyman Victor Istomin. The house is almost totally handmade. The handyman used the building crane only once. 
The house stands out with its imposing size. Victor Istomin has been working on this unusual construction for nearly 20 years now and is still far from completing it. The construction is 17 meters high. Its ground part is brick and its upper part is wooden. The house is coated with decorative tiles, which were made in a prison in the Voronezh Region. Its windows are decorated with wooden sculptures and a metal cockerel on its roof. Victor Istomin used empty bottles mortared with clay for heat insulation of the house walls. 
The ground floor houses a Russian banya (steam bath), which is spiced with a mermaid's sculpture. Its scales are made of coins, and its tail is wooden. The mermaid is holding a water bucket; once a steamed and heated person pulls her braid, she pours water on him/her. 
The house is topped with a big round clock and a two-headed eagle. 
House with Triangular Windows in the Moscow Region
The mansion of the Russian singer Yulia Chicherina stands out among many other houses. The house designed by her husband, architect Sukhrab Radzhabov was built in 2010. The two-storeyed construction is cube-shaped. The principal feature of the house is 24 triangular glass-mirrored windows that weigh 150 kilograms each. One third of the wall area is taken by windows. The entrance door is also triangular and made of shock-proof tempered glass. 
The house with the area of 6.7 cu m was built very fast, like a Lego: polystyrene foam units were fixed together in just two months. The elements were mounted and then concreted. The house has three floors: the socle with the kitchen and the bathroom, the first floor with the rehearsal hall and the second floor with the bedroom. The house is located 100 kilometers away from Moscow, in the Moscow Region.
House Made of Petroleum Residues in Tyumen
A totally extraordinary house was made of oil wastes in Tyumen in 2013. The project was developed by Victor Ryadinsky, the head of the Tyumen Scientific Research Institute of Ecology and Sustainability. 
The house is made of decontamix as the product of processed drilling slurry. The house looking more like a dugout proves to have good heat-insulating properties. more. The cost of such a house makes 10 to 18 thousand rubles per square meter. 
The unusual sustainability house has normal utility lines. It has a stove with a chimney and keeps warm even in wintertime due to its heat-insulation layer 1.5 meters thick. 
An expert review has confirmed the safety of such housing. Similar constructions will be in demand in the field camps of Siberia, Victor Ryadinsky assumes.
Central Scientific Research Institute of Robotics and Engineering Cybernetics in St. Petersburg
The Central Scientific Research Institute of Robotics and Engineering Cybernetics is one of the biggest scientific centers of Russia. It is located in St. Petersburg. 
Its activities are aimed at developing and creating facilities for space-, air-, land- and sea-based robotic technology and engineering cybernetics.
The building was designed by S. Savin and B. Artyushin. It took 14 years (1973 — 1987) to construct this specialized building that was used, in particular, for experiments with the 16-meter Buran space shuttle attachment manipulator.

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Russian Architecture     

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