Zuev Workers' Club

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Zuev Workers' Club, 1926

The Zuyev Workers' Club (Russian: Дом культуры имени С.М.Зуева) in Moscow is a prominent work of constructivist architecture. It was designed by Ilya Golosov (1883–1945) in 1926 and finished in 1928. The building was designed to house various facilities for Moscow workers, and utilises an innovative glazing treatment at its corner which has proved very photogenic.[1]

Golosov was an enthusiast for expressive, dynamic form rather than the logics of Constructivist design methods. The building facade consists of cylindrical glazed staircases intersecting with stacked rectangular floor planes to create a dramatic composition. A sequence of club rooms and open foyers lead to an 850-seat auditorium.[1]

Since Golosov's time some of the fenestration has been bricked over, lessening the original perforated cubic mass into a more solid box.[1]

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Coordinates: 55°46′45″N 37°35′24″E / 55.77917°N 37.59000°E / 55.77917; 37.59000