The Ivanovo boathouse

The Ivanovo Boathouse is one of the most unique buildings in the city of Ivanovo.Its construction was carried out by the architect D. F. Friedman, native of Moscow, and finished it in 1930. The structure became a shining example of the architectural direction of fashion at that time, constructivism with the characteristics of romanticism and symbolism.

The main body, where the apartment is located is the direction of the party, it is located along the main street of Lenin Prospekt, and perpendicular to it, in the Shesterina street where there is a housing for workers of the textile factories.

The boat is often called the main body of the house, and the other, which is less visible, is where the workers lived, they were often nicknamed in jest as the barge.

Characteristics of the architecture

The main building resembles a boat due to the rounded wall, the end is beveled and with two rows of balconies with metal railings as on the decks.The complete angle of the image of the triangular balconies and windows is another plus point.The house itself has 5 floors, and rises from the edge of the tower to 8 floors, it is very similar to the stern of the ship with an observation platform.The panoramic glazed ground floor, simulates the water on which the boat floats.The second 5-storey building features a stepped roof slope that enhances the dynamic construction feel.

Initially, the house has been painted in a light gray color, with the exception of the top of an 8-storey tower, which increased similarity with the ship’s steel hull. Now the facades are painted in a dark brown color. In the House-Boat was always occupied by people during the Soviet era, on the first floor it housed a sports medicine clinic, now there are shops. It has never been renovated, so the state of the architectural monuments of the city is cause for grave concern.

Practical information

Address: Ivanovo, Prospekt Lenina, 49.
The building is at the intersection of Prospekt Lenina and St. Shesterina corner. You will find it very easily: Lenin Avenue is one of the main arteries of the city not far from the house, the boat has a public transport stop “Karla Marksa Street”.When you get to Ivanovo on a train, you can not postpone the tour and you can immediately head to the popular house which is the way to it, since it takes less than 10 minutes from the station.

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