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Krymskaya embankment // Wowhaus

Moscow, Russian Federation

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“A once unappealing Krymskaya embankment, only recently separated from the Muzeon park and the Central House of Artists, has been transformed beyond recognition: what once was a road has turned into a lane for pedestrians and bicycles.
Fountains have been set up, wave-shaped artist pavilions have replaced a chaotic exhibition area and small hills with benches scattered about have become part of the landscape park thus extending a green strip from Gorky park on the other side of the Krymsky bridge.

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The use of perennial plants that do not require replanting every year, and the planting of lindens in special boxes that keep the rootstock compact and are equipped with ventilation and watering systems to help the trees survive in the aggressive urban environment.
The modernist feel of the area near the Central House of Artists called for contemporary lighting decisions ‘ instead of ”historic” park lamps accurately adjusted special lighting was introduced to highlight the architectural expressiveness of small objects as well as the landscape.

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© Wowhaus

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In addition, dynamic colour lighting was used to go together with the water streams of the ”dry” fountain, a technology rarely found in Russia.”.

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© Wowhaus

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Krymskaya embankment Gallery

Carbon Beach House // Kovac Design Studio

Malibu, CA, United States

© Wiel Arets Architects

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