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Benois House / Tchoban Voss Architekten

Benois House / Tchoban Voss Architekten

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  • Architect In Charge:Sergei Tchoban
  • Design Team:Igor Markov, Eugen Pfeil
  • Project Manager:Paul Olufs
  • Art Direction Façades:Valeria Kashirina
  • Client:OOO Teorema
  • Façade And Inner Glazing:Panorama
  • Digital Glass Print:Okalux
  • Glazed Elevators:Thyssen-Krupp
  • Interior Lighting:decart group
  • Project Manager:Paul Olufs
  • Façade And Inner Glazing:Panorama
  • Digital Glass Print:Okalux
  • Interior Lighting:decart group
  • City:Saint Petersburg
  • Country:Russia
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© Christian Gahl
© Christian Gahl

Text description provided by the architects. The project is situated on the right bank of the river Neva in front of the Smolny monastery in the mordern Kalininsky District in St. Petersburg.

Site Plan
Site Plan

A partly damaged industrial building is situated on the border between the former garden of the Kuschelev-Besborodko-palace and Piscarevski prospect, where 1877/78 and 1882 the famous russian artist Alexander Benois used to live. The building was renovated and remodeled into a multifunctional business centre.

© Christian Gahl
© Christian Gahl

The design of the new construction is dedicated to the artist A. Benois, especially to his theatre designs that made the Russian art and culture world famous being a part of the Diagelev’s Russian Seasons.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Benois’ drafts for theatre costumes were a basis for the digital figurines at the façade glasses. The façade with festive and comical ornaments should mainly remind of the façades of the Tuscany palazzos that A. Benois liked a lot, he has made many drawings of them during his trips to Italy. At the same time it should remind of the fancy-dress balls given by the Earl Besborodko for Catherine the Great that A. Benois described in his aide memoires.

© Aleksey Naroditsky
© Aleksey Naroditsky

The floor-to-ceiling printed glazing is combined with the transparent glass elements in an aluminium-post and rail-construction that straddles the whole façade being a substructure.

In the place of the bend in the building caused by the street course a point held insulation glass façade is inserted within the complete height of the façade. Behind this “joint of the façade” are the elevators installed.

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Project location

Address:St Petersburg, Russia

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Cite: "Benois House / Tchoban Voss Architekten" 11 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/509917/benois-house-nps-tchoban-voss> ISSN 0719-8884

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