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House with Chimeras

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Region: Kyiv City

Type: Sacred buildings

The most unusual apartment building, causing an irrepressible imagination of the architect of the romantic, zealous hunters and dog handlers Vladislav Gorodetsky, who embodied the facades of their houses a world created by his creative imagination.

Construction of a cube with the characteristic of modern eclectic use of styles. Architect not only fulfilled a challenge by building a house on the hillside, where beating the source, and also the first in Europe used for the construction of a new material for that time - cement.

The facade and the roof of a house decorated with sculptural motifs of animals, mythological creatures and objects of the hunt, issued dire chimeras. In reality, they were supposed to serve ads very prosaic and practical things - cement.

All of them are made of cement produced by the factory Richter. By the way, the manufacturer in order to advertise their cement supplied free Gorodetsky, who take full advantage of its structural and artistic quality.

The house was built in 1901-1903, has three floors of the Bank Street and six - from the area after Ivan Franko. Today it is the home of President receptions.

It’s possible to visit in tours:  х   Kyiv New Year   Mystical Kyiv   Palaces of Pechersk   Secret Kyiv   Pechersk - the most beautiful Kyiv buildings   Discover Kyiv  

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