Printing plant of "Ogonyok" magazine

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The print shop designed by El Lissitzky, showing the least damaged south end of the building

The Printing plant of Ogonyok magazine designed by El Lissitzky is likely to be the only extant building based on the blueprints of this master. Located at 55°46′38″N 37°36′39″E / 55.777277°N 37.610828°E / 55.777277; 37.610828 17, 1st Samotechny Lane, it is Lissitzky's sole tangible work of architecture. It was commissioned in 1932 by Ogonyok magazine to be used as a print shop. In June 2007 the independent Russky Avangard foundation filed a request to list the building on the heritage register. In September 2007 the city commission (Moskomnasledie) approved the request and passed it to the city government for a final approval, which did not happen. In October 2008, the abandoned building was badly damaged by fire.[1] But next door developer Inteco has started preparations for construction of a new block of flats for the Film-Makers' Union.[2]

In 2012, it was announced that the building would be restored and become part of a hotel complex.[3]


  1. ^ Анна Ильичева (2008-10-21). "Авангард "на cамотеке"" (in Russian). Archived from the original on Oct 23, 2008. 
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