Narkomfin’s new life. A ‘prosthesis’ for Ginzburg and Milinis’s masterpiece

  • Luca Lanini University of Pisa (Italy)
  • Giorgia Puccinelli Building Engineering-Architect (Italy)
Keywords: collective housing, Soviet architecture, housing, recovery, urban regeneration

Abstract

The article’s object is to recover the original purpose of the Narkomfin through a satellite architecture that embraces some of the functions no longer in use in the famous building by Ginzburg and Milinis, thus renewing its role as a ‘social condenser’ in contemporary post-Soviet Moscow. The strategy here presented is also a possible ‘good practice’ for the maintenance/modification/reuse of similar complexes, very common in the former Soviet Bloc countries as in the Western post-war social housing heritage, through an advanced tool for housing support.

Author Biographies

Luca Lanini, University of Pisa (Italy)

Architect and PhD, He is a Full Professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the Department of Energy, Systems, Territory and Construction Engineering. He carries out research mainly in the field of architectural and urban design.
E-mail: luca.lanini@unipi.it

Giorgia Puccinelli, Building Engineering-Architect (Italy)

Building Engineering-Architect, carries out research in the field of architectural and interior design at the University of Pisa (Italy).
E-mail: giorgiapuccinelli@libero.it

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Narkomfin just restored, Moscow, 2020 (credits: N. Vassilev, DOCOMOMO RUSSIA, 2020). AGATHÓN 09 | 2021
Published
2021-06-22
How to Cite
Lanini, L. and Puccinelli, G. (2021) “Narkomfin’s new life. A ‘prosthesis’ for Ginzburg and Milinis’s masterpiece”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 9(online), pp. 158-165. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/9152021.
Section
Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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