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Vladimir Shukhov (1853-1939) was a brilliant Russian engineer of steel constructions of the late 19th century. He invented diagrid shells and steel membranes, very efficient structures. Vladimir Shukhov, a genius Russian Engineer

Which are now widely used in an iconic buildings by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid. Norman Foster even claimed him ‘one of my main idols in architecture’. This tour will show you the main works by Shukhov in Moscow, which are all important monuments of Russian Art Nouveau and Avant-garde architecture. Vladimir Shukhov, a genius Russian Engineer

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    Vladimir Shukhov, a genius Russian Engineer. The tour of the engineering masterpieces

    The excursion Shukhov is the Russian engineer. Walk on exceptional works of the architect

    What will you see:

    • Moscow Architectural School Building (1915), a beautiful example of early Art Deco, one of the first buildings with the reinforced concrete framework,
    • Metropol Hotel (1906), a bizarre combination of mosaics, bas-reliefs and ceramic panels in one architectural masterpiece,
    • GUM department store (1893), with enormous steel-and-glass roof by Shukhov,
    • Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (1912), classical building with mass glass-and-steel constructions,
    • Melnikov House (1929), a unique avant-garde private estate combine of two huge cylinders.

    Languages available: English, Russian.

    Duration: 3 hours.

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