A house at the sea
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An apartment hotel and a housing complex in St. Petersburg near the waterfront consisting of twelve individual buildings, some joined by a single-storey structure. Arranged in an S-shaped form, the buildings form two spaces, each with its own character. The ?Parade Esplanade?, a tree-skirted avenue, with a fountain as an extension of the Grebny Canal axis, forms the centrepiece of the complex; the other space is a rather secluded, quiet recreation zone with promenades and green spaces. The facade solutions of the complex are a blend of modern style and historical features of St. Petersburg. Details characteristic of French, Italian and other schools of southern architecture typified by venetian blinds, window shutters fastened to the outer walls, which are rendered in decorative elements in stone, produce an unexpected interpretation of the artistic image of the complex.