24 Konnaya Street,
St. Petersburg, Russia
24 Konnaya Street, St. Petersburg, Russia
CLIENT: Vozrozhdenie Peterburga Construction Company
ARCHITECTS: Nikita Yavein, Vasily Romantsev
with the participation of Sergey Sologub
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Vladimir Zhuravlev
A new residential building is set between the two historic buildings of the 1890-1900s. Engaged in this environment, the new insertion tends to be consistent with it in terms of density and variety of visual data. Instead of imitating the external stucco of historic buildings, it rather uses a number of established structural elements (oriel windows, loggias, balconies).
Strict symmetry of the front façade and its triadic vertical division are there both to pay homage to local architectural traditions and to comply with the site development regulations. The height of building (23, 9 m) is also restricted by local guidance, while the curved contour of the mansard storey is slightly reminiscent of some Parisian spatial experience.
The geometry of the façade imitates a triangular oriel window allowing the effect of light and shade and enhancing the apartments solar exposure period. The new addition is a ‘three-dimensional’ space extending into the depth.
Gross floor area – 2 470 sq. m, out of there:
Number of apartments – 17
Number of storeys - 6
Structural volume – 9 715, 5 cub. m